The challenge

A large resources company wanted to

  • understand the mental health and wellbeing profile of its workforce to help direct priorities and resources, and
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the activities undertaken in executing the wellbeing strategy.

Our approach

After a review of the literature on measuring wellbeing and mental health we conducted a mixed-mode state-wide survey (online, intercept self-administered and hard copy).

The combined survey methodologies achieved a 60% response rate.  This response rate is considered excellent under any circumstances and is particularly remarkable given the diversity of the workforce.

The outcome

The project highlighted key issues. The mental health and wellbeing survey identified at-risk groups, the factors contributing to  higher risk profiles and debunked urban myths around wellbeing.  The results of this landmark study were well received and will help to fine tune the company’s wellbeing strategy.