Date posted: 07/09/2022 2 min read

R U OK day – time to pause and reflect

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand gets behind R U OK day this Thursday, taking time to connect with people around us and support anyone struggling.

In Brief

  • R U OK day this Thursday is a day to pause and reflect on what really matters
  • CA ANZ is observing R U OK day as a day to check in on colleagues and members
  • All workplaces should look at what they can do

Chartered Accountants ANZ is supporting members and our employees to hit pause this R U OK? Day on 8 September and to reflect and invest in their own mental wellbeing in a way that suits them, whether that’s no meetings, connecting with others or coming along to resilience training.

CA ANZ will support our people with a series of activities and wellbeing initiatives throughout the week. Our usual activities will pause on Friday 9 September for an organisation wide wellbeing day, enabling our people to take time to reflect on whether we are ok. 

As part of R U OK? Day, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is highlighting the importance of encouraging meaningful conversations at work, at home and with friends and family. 

“Taking time to pause and invest in our own mental health is important”
Kate Boorer FCA President, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

This means our Member Support Centre will be closed on Friday, 9 September. Members are asked to either call on Monday, 12 September or send an email for us to respond to on Monday.

If you are experiencing issues enrolling please email the [email protected] with the details and screenshots and our team will review on Monday.

If you are attending the Business Valuations conference or East Coast Training Community and need urgent support please email [email protected], this inbox will be monitored on Friday, 9 September by our Conference team Resources for members.

We believe an important part of our role as your professional body is to support the mental wellbeing of our members, and to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to deal with mental health challenges faced by your clients, colleagues, team members and other stakeholders.

We have many resources to support you including:

  • Confidential counselling services available via our Employee Assistance Program
  • CA Advisory Group or CAAG which provides counselling and support by Chartered Accountants for Chartered Accountants facing ethical dilemmas or weighing career decisions
  • Beyond Blue’s NewAccess for Small Business Owners mental health coaching program
  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to Australian and New Zealand members.
  • Call Converge International on 1300 687 327 (Australia) or EAP New Zealand on 0800 327 669 (NZ).

Members can also access free LinkedIn Learning courses to help support your work / life balance.  We have a complimentary Mental Health Insights and Strategies webinar by Petris Lapis specifically for R U OK? Day which you can watch below.

The 1 hour webinar focusses on ways to support your mental health & wellbeing.

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