GPC Launches First Mental Health Strategy

November 17, 2022

WORK healthy, retire well – that’s Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) motto when it comes to employee health and wellbeing.

GPC further cemented that commitment to employees this week with the launch of the organisation’s first Mental Health Strategy.

GPC Health & Wellbeing Superintendent Sandy Dunne said the launch was the culmination of months of collaboration from around the business.

“This five year strategy demonstrates GPC’s commitment to ensuring a psychologically safe workplace for employees,” Ms Dunne said.

“We’ve worked closely with different parts of the business to create the first strategy, with the full support of our Executive Leadership Team and Board, and I’m so proud to see it launched to the entire workforce.”

The Mental Health Strategy describes GPC’s approach and priorities for ensuring a safe workplace and includes initiatives such as mental health focus groups, mental health first aider programs, employee wellness programs and a range of training and support services.

GPC CEO Craig Haymes simply said their employees are their greatest asset.

“Without our employees there is no GPC – their safety, health and wellbeing is our top priority,” Mr Haymes said.

“The Mental Health Strategy for GPC provides an integrated approach to protect the mental health of employees, promote psychological safety and wellbeing, support employees with mental health conditions, and it also explores the issue of Domestic Family Violence and prevention and support for those that may be affected.”

GPC is a proud and responsible community member, and hopes the launch of their first strategy will support their workforce and make a positive impact to their working and home lives.