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Toll commits to improving employee wellbeing

  • Posted on Friday 7th, June 2019.

Transport and logistics company, Toll, is committed to improving employee wellbeing with a new mental health program.

Toll announced via its Toll Today newsletter that the business is delivering a Mental Health First Aid program across its sites as part of a wellbeing strategy.

The two-day program was created by Mental Health First Aid Australia in conjunction with the University of Melbourne.

Toll Group Manager of Wellbeing and Senior Chaplain, Ruth Oakden, said mental health is an important part of general wellbeing.

“We want to recognise that as well as physical safety, it is important to provide our employees with the resources to address any mental health concerns,” she said. “This is significantly achieved by raising awareness of mental health issues, which reduces stigma and allows our managers to support our employees who are dealing with mental health issues.”

More than 400 people in various roles across Toll in Australia have attended 33 MHFA programs since 2016, with an increasing number of sessions scheduled to run throughout 2019, according to Oakden.

The next stage for Toll’s mental wellbeing strategy is to appoint mental health first aid officers in the workplace, which is reported to mirror more commonly held roles of physical first aid officers.

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