A CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
WELLBEING HUB DEDICATED
TO BUILDING BETTER PEOPLE
Rosemary Tilley, founder of OptimiseQ
It doesn’t matter how old you are, your gender, your job, or your life circumstance, we are all subject to influences which have the capacity to enhance or detract from wellbeing.
The first step in taking control to improve your current level of wellbeing, is acknowledging that it goes up and down, depending on what is happening to you and those around you.
The next step involves identifying the areas which need attention and then experimenting with possible improvement strategies.
Optimise is dedicated to increasing your knowledge and motivation to make a positive difference in your own life, by providing you with information, tips and tools.
Living and working in the twenty-first century is affected by many factors-
some old and some new.
This diagram highlights some of the factors which are known to have an impact
on well-being, and which are increasing in seriousness.
The challenge for all of us is to work out what can be done at an individual,
organisational and societal level to mitigate their effects by being able to
access a wide range of relevant information.
DIMENSIONS OF WELLBEING
Individual wellbeing is affected by 5 separate but inter-linked Dimensions, where each has the capacity to affect any or all of the others.
Optimising your wellbeing involves understanding the elements in each Dimension; measuring them; and then devising a plan to make a positive difference.
Even small changes can lead to great outcomes.
THE 3 CONTEXTS
WHICH IMPACT US
Most people operate their lives within three contexts- at home, at work and in society.
Each context exhibits different characteristics which can contribute either positively or negatively to wellbeing.
In order to optimise our ability to get the best out of all three environments, we need to first identify and assess the influencing factors, and then decide how to improve the current levels.
Lifeline 24 hr Telephone Support 13 11 14
Headspace (12 – 25 year olds) 1800 650 890
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78
Veterans and Veteran’s 1800 011 046
Families Support Services
Carers Australia 1800 242 636
MindSpot Clinic 1800 61 44 34
(anxiety and depression)
Q Life 1800 184 527
(3pm – 12 am) for LGBTI people
Relationships Australia 1300 364 277
SANE Australia 1800 18 7263
Blue Knot Foundation 1300 657 380
(survivors of childhood abuse and trauma)
Red Nose 1300 308 307
PANDA 1300 726 306
(Peri-/Post- natal anxiety and depression)
SANDS 1300 072 637
(Stillbirth, miscarriage & neonatal death)