A global risk and insurance adviser is launching a new initiative to highlight positive mental-health practices.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia (JLT) is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month from Sept. 13 to Oct. 10 – an initiative that will see the insurance giant share preventative health insights for improving employees’ emotional and mental health, social connectivity, financial education, and sense of job fulfilment.
“We specialise in helping businesses empower their greatest asset — their people,” said Matthew Bacon, JLT people risk consulting CEO. “We want to share our knowledge with others to help create a better working Australia, where businesses, through their people, have the resilience to succeed.”
The event coincides with R U OK? Day (Sept. 13), the Dive In diversity and inclusion festival (Sept. 27), and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10).
JLT noted that mental-health conditions will affect 45% of Australians during their lifetime and are costing Australian businesses more than $10bn every year due to absenteeism, reduced workplace productivity, and compensation claims.