The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre delivers an organisational mental health behavioural change strategy to build the mental health assets and resilience of organisations and employees, providing returns both to individuals and the organisation as well as flow-on benefits to families and the broader community.
Return on Investment (ROI)
A recent May 2018 report titled ‘Investing to Save’ delivered by KPMG and commissioned by Mental Health Australia, presents the economic case for continued mental health reform. It highlights opportunities for governments and employers to generate more significant returns on their investment in mental health, focusing on a small number of targeted, practical interventions where the evidence base on “what works” is strong.
Overall ROI findings associated with staff resilience training detailed in the report show:
Savings from a reduction in absenteeism of 0.8 days per year per FTE, or $188 per year per FTE.
Savings from a reduction in presenteeism/improvement in productivity of $1,769 per FTE.
Overall ROI from resilience training of 1.7
The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre has worked in partnership with Futuris Group of Companies and Hirotec Australia Pty Ltd to build capacity in these transitioning workforces in the lead up to GM Holden’s closure of South Australian operations.
This project aimed to build the resilience and wellbeing of a workforce in transition in order to maintain productivity, increase worker capacity for re-employment and achieve better mental and physical health outcomes for workers and their families.
WORKERS IN ADELAIDE'S AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY TALK ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE TRAINING
The project began in October 2014, with workers from Futuris and Hirotec undertaking a train-the-trainer program in October 2014 to learn to deliver practical resilience skills to their respective workforces. There was then supplementary training delivered to these staff, measurement completed, and growing support for the project and the skills amongst staff and the community.
In a time of transition in the automanufacturing industry in South Australia, this pilot resilience building project delivered new, critical insights into supporting South Australian employees as they develop new training pathways and new futures.