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Mental Health Awareness in Property Survey 2020

As mental health is increasingly prevalent in Australian workforces, Aptus wants to understand the extent of mental health illness in the property sector, the level of awareness and if employers are providing adequate support.

Aptus is going to up skill several of our staff to be qualified Mental Health First Aiders along with 10 of our clients from global consulting engineering firms to boutique engineer groups. This has prompted Aptus to run a survey over 2 weeks from 5/2 to 18/2 to help promote the need for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in the Property sector. We hope to encourage as many employers to train their staff in this area as well.

 

What have we achieved?

We achieved our first goal – we got people talking (and sharing).

We want people who are suffering to have faith. We want them to believe that they are not alone, and that more people in the industry are acknowledging that workplace stress and pressure are resulting in mental health issues. We want to acknowledge that this happens far too often to many people, and often times have a long-lasting, severe impact on people’s personal and professional lives. Most importantly, we want to make a difference.

An average day is 11 to 12 hours, with every second Saturday. These hours are unsustainable and unnecessary. It is a high stress environment, unforgiving and shows a lack of empathy to the workers and their families. Questioning the long hours is not tolerated.

Thank you to those who took part. Your input has been very important to us and has helped us start discussions on mental health conditions in the workplace.

Australian bushfires

Aptus has chosen to donate $1000 to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF) and RSPCA Victoria who have been supporting impacted families and animals during this tough time.

This has gone towards providing financial assistance and immediate support to Gippsland residents who have lost their homes or had their property damaged, as well as long-term rescue and treatment efforts for animals affected by the fires.

 

Help residents getting back on their feet: gerf.org.au

Help vulnerable animals in need: rspcavic.org