AIDR and AFAC: Tips to stress less

During Mental Health Week 2018, staff at AFAC and AIDR shared their stress management tips to encourage healthy workplaces.

Taking up the challenge of workplace wellness on World Mental Health Day (10th October), AIDR and AFAC staff produced the Tips to Stress Less video.

The video is a light-hearted look at a serious workplace and community health issue gaining ascendancy in the fire and emergency services area.

It has long been acknowledged that fire and emergency services personnel are exposed to traumatic incidents which put them at risk of developing mental health challenges.

The interim findings of a Beyondblue study currently underway, in partnership with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre study, point to workplace culture and leadership as a major influence in managing mental wellbeing and the impacts of trauma.

AFAC currently hosts the Mental Health and Wellbeing Network, a forum which shares a range of activities to support the mental health of emergency services personnel across various agencies.