Stress is a common occurrence in many workplaces and with it being National Psychology Week it may be time to think about our employees' wellbeing and consider getting set up with a corporate health plan.
National Psychology Week (NPW) runs from November 11 to 17, aimed at increasing awareness about psychology and the role that psychologists have in community wellbeing.
The awareness week is an initiative of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), running annually on the second Sunday of November.
The APS also released the results of the Stress and Wellbeing Survey 2012 on November 11, which indicated that trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle was a source of stress for 40 per cent of Australians.
One in five Australians also reported that stress was having a strong impact on their physical health.
Younger adults (aged 18-25) were identified to have the most source of stress from trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle (52 per cent) with executive director of APS professor Lyn Littlefield saying that from a psychological perspective it's not surprising that people are stressed about trying to stay healthy.
"No matter what our age, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the multitude of health messages we are exposed to," she said.
Ensure you are taking the right steps to assist your staff in taking care of their health by setting up business health insurance for your company.