Mental health is increasingly important, and it’s a good idea to make sure you are looking after your peoples wellbeing, as well as your own.
We’ve created a guide on helping manage mental health and have some webinar recordings discussing mental health and wellbeing.
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 Webinar: Supporting mental health in the workplace with Westpac Ambassador Sir John Kirwan
Hear from Sir John Kirwan and Health Psychology Specialist Dr Fiona Crichton, where they discuss looking after your own mental health, supporting staff and workmates, and where you can turn for help, considering the challenging few weeks with the natural disaster.
FREE session : Wellbeing Webinar with Celena Harry
Hear from Chief People Officer at Mitre 10, Celena Harry and CEO of Retail NZ Greg Harford as they discuss looking after your wellbeing. They cover:
– How to support employees when they’re struggling
– How managers and business owners can support
themselves if they’re struggling
– Team culture
– Strategies to add to your wellbeing toolkit
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 your own mental health and wellbeing, as well as that of your team members.
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.
FREE Webinar: Wellbeing tips with Westpac Ambassador Sir John Kirwan
Watch this discussion with Sir John Kirwan on looking after your mental health and wellbeing as you deal with the uncertainty and challenges facing your business in the current COVID-19 situation.
JK is not only one of the greatest All Blacks to take the field, but one of New Zealand’s best known mental health advocates and a businessman himself. Feel free to forward this link to others in your organisation who may be interested.
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.
First Steps is a confidential place where you apply for funding to access expert advice from registered health and wellbeing providers, or you can simply explore the many free resources available. If you are feeling overwhelmed, isolated, and under pressure, visit https://firststeps.nz and get the support you need.
Websites like the Mental Health Foundation and Wellplace have a range of tips and worksheets for businesses too. Some help you identify what you need to stay well, others focus more on supporting employees.
- Minimising and managing workplace stress — Mental Health Foundation
- Ways to wellbeing — Mental Health Foundation
- Business benefits of good mental wellbeing — Wellplace
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).