Financial stress is on the rise in Australia, and there is a proven link between mental health and financial wellbeing. This webinar featured a keynote by Dr Grant Blashki, Lead Clinical Advisor for Beyond Blue, and a panel featuring Irene Verins, Wellness and Prevention Programs Lead at Beyond Blue, Josh Vernon, CEO Wagestream, and Michael Joyce, Acting Head of FIAP.
Some of the highlights of the discussion included:
- The clear link between mental health and financial wellbeing- around half of people suffering mental health issues also suffer financial stress, and vice versa.
- The expectation that employees leave their stresses at the door when going to work is clearly gone.
- The gap in what employers think they are doing in the field of employee financial wellbeing, and what employees perceive.
- The need for communications and leadership that will help to break down taboos for both mental health and financial wellbeing.