New Zealanders' perception of their health and well-being has fallen in the last year and remains well below the global average, research shows. Specifically, mental health has been a hot topic for Government over the last year. One in four people will experience mental health issues in their lives, costing the global economy an estimated $6 trillion by 2030. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern commented, "One of the sad facts for New Zealand is that everyone knows someone who has taken their own life. We're a small country, less than five million people, but last year more than 600 people committed suicide.”
It’s generally accepted that more should and could be done to help those suffering with mental health issues, and to improve Kiwis’ general health and well-being. There is an increasing focus on work life balance and flexible working arrangements, and organisations are taking steps to invest and better support their staff’s mental and physical wellbeing in the workplace.
Health and well-being covers a huge spectrum of topics, and Business North Harbour is rolling out a series of Business Capability Programmes in 2019 to address critical issues within the key categories, including:
These events and workshops will allow our members to understand more and learn how we can all make a positive change to help each other, as well as ourselves, whether it be at home or in the workplace.
To regsiter for the first event, in a series on Health and Wellbeing, click here.