At Chartered Accountants Worldwide, we acknowledge the profound impact of mental health on work performance, relationships, and the overall quality of life. We delve into the importance of fostering employee wellbeing in our fast-paced industry. Depression and anxiety, prevalent mental health conditions, exert a significant economic toll, amounting to US$ 1 trillion each year on the global economy. The Gallup Global Employee Survey paints a concerning picture, revealing that less than a quarter of the world's employees feel they are thriving at work, underscoring the urgency to address this growing challenge. The McKinsey Health Institute's extensive survey across 15 countries and 15,000 employees unearths a stark reality - 59% of the workforce grapples with mental health challenges, highlighting the imperative for employers to intervene and support their teams. This holds true for the Chartered Accountancy profession as well, where stress and burnout are issues, affecting over half of Chartered Accountants. Managers within this industry play a pivotal role in shaping a conducive work environment that fosters mental, emotional, and physical health. Recognising the direct link between comprehensive support and heightened engagement and productivity, it becomes both an ethical and strategic responsibility to manage wellbeing effectively.
The Chartered Accountants Worldwide global wellbeing taskforce acknowledges this imperative and is proud to introduce our revamped wellbeing toolkit for managers. This toolkit stands as a comprehensive guide, arming managers with crucial insights, strategies, and best practices to cultivate a thriving and dynamic team. Above all, it emphasises the critical need to build resilience and purpose within the workplace, contributing to a more productive, rewarding, and compassionate work environment. Together, let's pave the way towards a brighter future for the Chartered Accountancy profession by prioritising mental health and fostering a culture of holistic wellbeing.
Improving our mental health literacy, with unambiguous differences between mental health issues and mental illnesses is essential. This is why SAICA has embarked on a project to raise awareness of mental health, breaking down the stigmas regarding mental wellness and nurturing mental resilience for those who need it most. Join SAICA on this journey by connecting, giving, continuous learning and having real and honest conversations about mental wellness.
Access resources to help you assess and improve your mental health.
SAICA Wellness Check-In Catch Up
Enclosed is a list of webcast recordings for previous Wellness sessions, presentations and resources.
The Gratitude/ Attitude Journal
Enclosed is an efficient focus journal, free of digital distractions that will only take you a few minutes a day to complete
and is structured around your gratitude practice to help you build consistency and momentum around incorporating gratitude daily
Flow Plan: 7 Steps to finding Flow
Full of practical solutions, wisdom and strategies, 7 Steps to Finding Flow is your guide to lighten the load that stress places on us, and how to move through it with ease when it lands. We can't avoid stress, but we can deal with it differently and access better health, energy and balance.