Corporate health plans can be essential to have in the workplace, ensuring that staff get the appropriate medical treatment and care.
In the lead up to Christmas, many Australian workers may be feeling the stress of meeting end-of-the-year deadlines, shopping for their families and organising festivities.
beyondblue has created new online programs for workers at their wits' end, helping them to 'understand and tackle depression and anxiety in the workplace'.
"I would encourage managers and workers to check out these three new online programs, which will help them understand when colleagues' out-of-character or stressed behaviour could be a sign of depression or anxiety," said beyondblue chief executive officer Kate Carnell.
These free programs can be accessed via the beyondblue website and offer real-life video stories on how workers can recognise depression and anxiety symptoms, and how they can make steps to look after their mental health.
Ms Carnell suggested managers encourage staff to spend some time looking at the programs if the workplace is a little quieter in the lead up to Christmas and around January.
"Helping someone with depression or anxiety to get the help they need could be the best gift you could give this Christmas," she said.
Keep in mind business health insurance to take care of the broader health needs of your employees.