Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group located in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with around 12,600 employees worldwide, Lendlease’s capabilities span the entire property value chain. A global health assessment of the organisation in 2013 revealed that 16 per cent of employees globally were at high risk of developing depression and just over 9 per cent experienced stress related to work.
MHFA officers are to be found in Lendlease project teams and offices across Australia and comprise a mix of site foremen, HR professionals, engineers, sustainability officers, shopping centre employees and retirement village managers. MHFA officers are selected based on their “lived” or professional experience with mental illness, as well as the completion of pre-requisite mental health programs available via the company.
So far, more than 230 employees globally have been accredited as MHFA Officers, 150 of who are in the company’s Australian operation. There have been multiple instances where officers have been able to step in and help out.
Read the MHFA Lendlease case study here
Read The Age's article on Mental Health First Aid in the Workplace featuring Lendlease