Why Invest in Wellbeing

We make it easy for you to invest in the wellbeing of your most valuable resource – your people. Workplace wellbeing has come a long way. Today it’s seen as more than simply something that’s good to do. Evidence-based research backs this up and shows us that investing in employee wellbeing:

 
  • Improves employee physical, mental and social health.
  • Creates a healthier, more engaged
  • Contributes to productivity gains of up to 15%.
  • Reduces employee health risk factors by 56% (NSW Department of Health).
  • Improves employee engagement and commitment and reduces absenteeism.
  • Reduces presenteeism (health-related work impairment).
  • Increases creativity and innovation.
  • Improves working conditions which can lead to fewer workplace accidents.
  • Delivers a Return on Investment (ROI) of $3 to $5 (2016 ROI White Paper, Employee Health, Workplace Health Association of Australia).

“Increasingly, we all understand that a holistic approach to wellness requires action in advance of the appearance of illness and that our ability to live healthy lives is inextricably linked to our time spent at work” (PWC, Workplace Wellness in Australia, 2010).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports full time employees work just over 40 hours per week. Employers therefore have the best opportunity to influence healthy behaviours and to benefit from improved performance and return on investment of optimising the health potential of their people.

Our Approach

As each workplace is as unique as the employees within it, we begin with a customised workplace wellbeing assessment. We provide a comprehensive needs diagnosis and then follow through with customised evidence based programs and targeted results.

 

We then build a tailored workplace wellness program that will deliver measurable impacts on employee physical, psychological and social wellbeing - to suit your timelines, budget, workplace culture and the way that you go about the work you do.

We are well placed to deliver holistic programs with our national team of allied health professionals including occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, ergonomists, registered clinical and organisational psychologists, rehabilitation counsellors, vocational consultants and occupational physicians.

We pride ourselves on the close relationships we have with our clients, built on a sound understanding of client needs and providing quality service. All our programs are designed to be measurable, to enable them to be monitored and reviewed to optimise health outcomes. It’s important to us that you see evidence-based impacts.

By combining our clinical expertise, the science of behaviour, our national resources and commercial acumen we achieve industry leading outcomes that enable you to focus on what you do best.

‘Altius Group is a team of personable professionals, delivering services that make an enormous impact on the lives of people, businesses and communities.

Preventing physical and psychological injuries is not just possible, it is absolutely achievable. Engaging with experts who deliver evidence based solutions ensures a measurable and tangible return on investment for our clients’.

Derick Borean, CEO Altius Group

How We Help

Physical Wellbeing

Altius Group delivers a wide range of wellness modules that not only educate employees on issues surrounding their physical wellbeing but encourage behavioural change to benefit their long term physical health.

Our specialists cover incidental and structured exercise within the home and work environments, work related functional advice, such as manual task training and strategies to combating the health impacts of technology. We deliver confidential workplace medical assessments and support workplaces in dealing with drug and alcohol related issues.

Physical Wellbeing Modules Cover:

Energy

  • Health Screening
  • Nutrition
  • Vice Mitigation

Environment

  • Physical Work
  • Physical Home
  • Digital Culture

Movement

  • Incidental Movement (work and home)
  • Structured Movement (work and home)

Mental Wellbeing

Our clinical and organisationally-trained psychologists have extensive experience working with organisations and individuals to improve workplace mental health. We deliver a range of training programs focused on mental health issues as well as offering more tailored, individual psychological support services to employees and managers dealing with complex employee concerns.

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016), 1 in 5 Australians will experience mental health issues in any given year. In the workplace, employees with mental health issues are more likely to be absent from work and less productive when at work.

Mental Wellbeing Modules Cover:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strengths
  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Time Management

Social Wellbeing

At Altius Group we base our programs on a holistic biopsychosocial approach as we understand the impact of social wellbeing on health outcomes. Research shows social factors such as isolation, lack of community connections, poor relationships, financial concerns and loneliness can impact mental and physical health (Australian Psychological Society, 2015).

Our social wellbeing modules focus on encouraging behavioural change in areas such as community connection and engagement.

Social Wellbeing Modules Cover:

  • Community Connectivity
  • Workplace Culture
  • Purpose - Making a Difference
  • Relationships