Aon launches flexible mental health elearning platform
Sydney, 10 August 2020 – Aon (NYSE:AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has announced a partnership with FactorC in a new elearning platform to help build employer capability by showing everyone how to support a teammate in distress.
The platform, WeCARE, developed by mental health advocate, author and R U OK? Director Graeme Cowan with Brenden Carter, founder and creative director of The Learning Hook, was launched by Aon as part of its ongoing commitment to helping clients manage mental health and psychological health and safety.
WeCARE will be offered to Aon clients from July and is designed to help organisations create a more caring workplace culture and reduce stigma. Together, Aon and FactorC are on a mission to help leaders build more caring and mentally healthy teams, who enjoy growing together.
In 20 minutes, the WeCARE program helps leaders and employees build more caring and mentally healthy teams covering the following:
- Identify when someone is in distress
- Know how to ask ‘are you OK?’
- Guide others to find relevant resources that help
- Know how to follow up and support
- Get ‘just in time’ ‘help sheets’ via the resources section.
“Mental health continues to be a significant issue across all employers and industries, and it does not discriminate. The current situation affecting all of us through COVID-19 has merely exacerbated and underlined the need for employers to focus on broader and more inclusive ways to support their staff members and colleagues who may need help with their mental wellbeing. We’re wholly committed to being part of the solution to assisting industry manage this important and complex issue. This partnership with the FactorC team strongly aligns with our values and commitment to assist clients manage this complex issue and to ensure we continue to deliver value to all our clients,” said Mario Machado, National Practice Leader – WHS, Aon Australia.
“We are committed to providing easily accessible mental health training and tools to improve Australian workplaces, and the partnership with Aon allows us to significantly grow our impact,” said Brenden Carter, director and co-founder, FactorC.
“This program and our further initiatives in health and wellbeing will help ensure colleagues and staff members, as well as industry and businesses, make it through this challenging time stronger and more resilient,” said Graeme Cowan, director and co-founder, FactorC.
To learn more about the program please register your interest.