Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work
Why Do We Focus On Mental Health?
Mental illness is a growing global crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Burden of Disease study estimate that almost 800,000 people die from suicide every year. That’s one person every 40 seconds. In New Zealand, The Health promotion Agency (HPA) estimates that one in five people will suffer from medium to high levels of mental distress, and this statistic is trending upwards over time.
From an economic perspective, the Government enquiry into Mental Health and Addiction (2018) estimates the annual cost burden of serious mental illness in New Zealand is around $12 billion or 5% of gross domestic product. The report also found that the number of people accessing mental health services has grown by 73% over the past 10 years.
At Bodycare Workplace Solutions, understanding bodies and injury prevention is our business. We have seen firsthand how poor physical condition can impact our mind. We also know the reverse to be true. We are passionate about the connection between a healthy body and healthy mind and aim to provide our partners with proactive tools to ensure their workforce remains safe, fit and healthy…in every aspect.