Mental health. Wellbeing. Connection.
Jane Power, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer at Bupa is reminded each day how mental health, wellbeing and connection all go hand-in-hand.
Last Friday I was privileged to host the first of multiple sessions with our Bupa people and our amazing partner, Kids Helpline.
For those who don’t know; Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25.
I’m bursting with pride that we can play a part to support a service so important for the wellbeing of Australian kids and families.
Experienced Kids Helpline counsellors, Jessica and Tony, shared their insights into how young people feel about bullying and anxiety, and provided valuable ideas and support for our parents and carers in the room, me being one!
One of my key take-aways was the reminder that it’s the little moments of connection every day that can make a difference for kids – just spending time to talk and ask questions and be present in those moments goes a long way to family health and wellbeing.
Making conversations about our emotions a normal part of everyday life, and encouraging those around us to ask for help can make all of the difference.
For anyone out there who’d love to get the ball rolling, our Bupa Family Challenge gives you free and fun weekly inspiration, to make the most of the everyday moments to talk, connect and improve family wellbeing.
And for those with kids in primary school, check out the Kids Helpline Wellbeing at School program.
Thanks to Bupa’s support, the free program connects over 10,000 primary school students across Australia to personalised virtual classroom sessions covering topics like bullying, resilience, friendship and safety.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 – call 1800 55 1800 or visit kidshelpline.com.au
October is Mental Health month and I’m so proud to be part of an organisation that connects our customers and our people to better health and wellbeing.
Written by Jane Power, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer at Bupa A&NZ.