Way Ahead acknowledges and actively supports the culturally diverse community we work in. This includes recognising and working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, the LGBTI community, multicultural Australia and people living with a mental health condition, who all contribute significantly to our organisation and society.
WayAhead is committed to acting on these beliefs in a meaningful way through:
Employers and managers should view being a mentally healthy workplace as core to their business success says WayAhead Workplaces Manager, Sharon Leadbetter.
“We know from current evidence that workplaces with mental health and wellness programs are much better able to support, retain and get better results from their staff, regardless if they have a mental health condition during their employment, compared with those without,” said Ms Leadbetter.
Ms Leadbetter believes employers looking to implement a mental health promotion program in their workplace should note the following five things in developing such a program:
WayAhead is celebrating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
WayAhead believes IDAHOT is important to the entire New South Wales community because it helps bring attention to issues still being faced by our LGBTI community. It also helps foster a society where LGBTI Australians feel understood and accepted.
WayAhead is pleased with the focus mental health has in this year’s federal budget.
In particular there are nine budget items we feel will improve Australia’s mental health sector and better serve people living with a mental health condition.
WayAhead is an ACNC registered Australian Charity and is endorsed by the Quality Improvement Council.