It’s important that we feel happy, safe and a sense of belonging within our workplace, especially if we are there for 38 hours or more per week. As work provides for us and our families, we need to guarantee that this space supports and promotes positive mental health and wellness in our daily lives. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Workplace issues affecting the company culture and poor leadership skills may threaten the sense of safety and happiness in the workplace.
Workplace bullying doesn’t just impact those directly involved. Other areas of the workplace also experiences the effects through productivity loss, higher rates of absenteeism and poor morale. It is estimated to cost Australian organisations between an astonishing $6 billion and $36 billion a year.
Working can be a very rewarding part of our lives, however, it can also become the most stressful and impacting on our physical and mental health & wellbeing.
Sometimes we are in a job we don’t like, or is not suited to our situation, and we need to find a different or more aligned way of providing an income.
Crestpoint Psychology has the ability to undertake Vocational or Career Assessments to ensure you are utilising your best skillset and working in a career that is both fulfilling and enjoyable. Assisting Mature-Aged job seekers is one of our specialties where we can help support you through applying your skills into a variety of different roles that were previously undiscovered.
If you are considering a change in roles, getting your first job ever, or have been medium to long term unemployed, Crestpoint can provide support through the application and interview process. Click the link below to enquire about our Vocational Assessment processes.
Workplace bullying can affect people in a number of ways, resulting in:
distress, anxiety, panic attacks
Difficulties in sleeping
physical illness, such as muscular tension, headaches and nausea
reduced work performance
loss of self-esteem and feelings of isolation
deteriorating relationships with colleagues, family and friends
increased risk of suicide
How bullying can affect your work
If you are subject to bullying at work you may find yourself to be:
less active or successful
less self-assured in your work
feel scared, stressed, anxious or depressed
have your life outside of work affected, e.g. study, relationships
want to stay away from work
feel like you can’t trust your employer or colleagues
lack confidence and happiness about yourself and your work
have physical signs of stress like headaches, backaches, sleep problems and nausea
What is EAP?
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counselling service provided to employees to support and assist their well-being in both the workplace and personal life. Depending on the employer’s arrangement, EAP may also extend to immediate family members.
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary and confidential service, to assist employees and often, their family members (dependents) with personal concerns impacting wellbeing and work performance.
What is Employee Assistance Program Australia?
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program intended to improve the emotional, mental and overall psychological wellbeing of all employees and consist of facilities for immediate family members.