We created and helped implement the ‘I am here’ mental health program to mobilise the Woolworths team to support and guide each other. Organisations such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, R U OK? and Suicide Prevention Australia were consulted during its creation.
Team members were invited to complete a voluntary 20-minute online course in how to give effective support. Completers received an I am here pin, identifying them as someone who could help.
More than 21,000 people completed the strictly voluntary training course, well above the ambitious target of 10,000. 38% of course completers have registered their interest in further mental health training.