Mental health is increasingly important, and it’s a good idea to make sure you are looking after your people’s wellbeing.
We’ve recently launched an e-learning module and a guide on helping manage employees’ mental health. Both are completely FREE for Retail NZ members, so check them out.
Don’t forget too, that a Retail NZ membership gives you discounted access to Workplace Support, for when you or your employees need someone to talk to.
FREE e-learning module: Understanding Mental Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19
With this course, you can understand more about mental health and wellbeing, and how to talk about it. Helping employees manage stress and mental health issues resulting from COVID-19 is a high priority. You will learn:
– what New Zealand law requires employers and employees to do, and what a psychologically safe retail workplace is.
– what wellbeing means and how to spot and deal with mental distress.
– how to start and continue a mental health conversation, be supportive and acknowledge, validate and normalise the chat.
– what to do if you are concerned for someone’s safety, and the boundaries to consider.
– how to accommodate those with mental distress and plan to find solutions together.
The e-learning courses are available in English, te reo Māori, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean and Hindi.
Guide on helping manage employees’ mental health
We have prepared this guide to help retailers and other employers manage sometimes difficult conversations and to help maintain employees wellbeing.
The events of the COVID-19 pandemic have been difficult for many people, and we hope that this guide will help all members, and others in the business community.
Care for the mental health of your people, and improve your people’s motivation and productivity.
If this is a challenging time for you or your team, our friends at Workplace Support can provide counselling, at a special Retail NZ member rate.
Find out what the qualified accredited practitioners can do for you.
NZ Retailers’ Pledge Against Racism
Would your business like to take a stand for your employees and make the NZ Retailers’ Pledge Against Racism?
No matter how big or small your business is, you’re welcome to sign up to the pledge, to let your teams and customers know that you support an inclusive New Zealand.
If you want to make a stand against racism and other abuse, you can sign up to our Retail NZ Pledge on diversity. Signing up is easy – just let us know.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Advice Service at [email protected] or phone 0800 472 472 (1800 128 086 from Australia).