Suncorp has held several speaking events with Beyond Blue ambassadors as well as internal initiatives and workshops as part of its celebrations of Wellbeing Month in February.
The insurer also hosted “My Brave Face” for the first time – a panel discussion where participants shared their own moments where they’ve had to ”put on a brave face,” which was followed by a Q&A session. The event was hosted by, Lisa Harrison, Suncorp’s chief customer and digital officer.
“I feel honoured and privileged to host this discussion; talking about our mental and emotional wellbeing is important,” Harrison said during the panel discussion. “We want our people to feel comfortable to talk about personal challenges and encourage each other to ask for help if they are having a difficult time.”
Suncorp said that while it actively encourages and supports individual wellbeing year-round, it knows that “embracing our health together is a positive step forward to ensure our people feel their best both at work and at home.”
Suncorp noted that one in five Australian workers is currently experiencing a mental health condition, and one in six New Zealand adults have been diagnosed with a common mental health condition at some stage in their lives.