Wellbeing Hub

Welcome to our dedicated hub celebrating the importance of well-being in the workplace. We believe that a thriving work environment is not just about productivity; it’s about nurturing the physical, mental, and emotional health of every individual within the organisation.

Promoting Wellbeing for Chartered Accountants

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.

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Mental Health resources for Chartered Accountants

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Wellbeing Toolkit

Wellbeing Toolkit

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.

Featured Event

Difference Makers Discuss ... Mental Health Matters

Difference Makers Discuss… Mental Health Matters

Join our Difference Makers as we uncover the issues around mental health and wellbeing affecting Chartered Accountants and the business & finance sector more broadly. In this episode our Difference Makers discuss Mental Health Matters. Guests include Ronan Dunne, Jonny Jacobs, and Dee France.

Insights on Wellbeing

Insights on Wellbeing

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Scaling New Heights with Naomi Walsh

Find out about Naomi Walsh’s remarkable journey from a farm in regional Tasmania to becoming the Vice President of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, scaling new heights, breaking barriers in accountancy, and championing sustainability.

Ramadan

How can you support workers celebrating Ramadan?

During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, businesses can support fasting Muslim employees in a number of ways. Here’s how.

Menopause

Menopause reasonable adjustments – a six-step guide

Making workplace changes to support women experiencing menopause symptoms will also ensure you stay on the right side of the law.

Featured Podcast

Difference Makers Podcast Jonny Jacobs

Jonny Jacobs – Ending the stigma around mental health

In this episode Indy meets Jonny Jacobs CA, is the Finance Director EMEA at Starbucks, he is also a passionate advocate for positive mental health.

Jonny speaks openly about his own struggles with mental health in his teens and talks about the importance of acknowledging challenges people may be experiencing in their lives.

Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts,  StitcherSpotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and other podcast networks.

Online Events & Webinars

Online Events & Webinars

One clear way that Chartered Accountant Member Institutes are rising to this challenge is in the creation and hosting of online events and activities.

We are working with the Institutes to present the events that have a global perspective and are available to Chartered Accountants everywhere.

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Webinars on demand

Difference Makers Discuss Ep 4

Difference Makers Discuss Live Episode 4 with Naomi Walsh

Embark on a journey with Naomi Walsh, the trailblazing Vice President of Chartered Accountants Australia  and New Zealand, as she unveils her extraordinary ascent in the accounting world.

Difference Makers Discuss Live Episode 3

Difference Makers Discuss Live Episode 3 with Kovini Moodley

Breaking Barriers and Building Legacies: Unveiling the Transformative Power of Collaboration, Mentorship, and Inclusive Leadership in Business with Kovini Moodley

productivity

Rethinking disruption and how to improve productivity in the workplace

Do we all understand what value is exactly, or how it can be shaped? Have we thought about the relationship between value and the work environment? The work environment is changing sooner than ever before, which makes adjusting to our new normal/reality without causing interruptions that results a top priority for businesses.

Be Social

The rapid developments in AI have engendered high expectations of the benefits it can deliver for business and for society at large. Yet there are concerns about AI replacing human input and thus displacing jobs. Read more here: https://ow.ly/r7aE50ReW3x

Chartered Accountants - Take part in our global resilience survey & contribute to enhancing the profession's resilience worldwide. Your feedback will help us identify strengths & support systems. Complete the survey in just 5-7 minutes: https://resilience.guide/start/2024GRSCAW & ...enter 2024GRSCAW.

PODCAST: The path to professional success is rarely a straight line. For Mathabo, a journey that began with the aspiration to heal in the field of medicine took an unexpected detour into the world of accountancy and finance. https://ow.ly/7osG50ReWcI #DifferenceMaker

Our next episode of DMD Live will be broadcast on May 2nd on our LinkedIn channel at 12 noon BST. This time, Sinead Donovan will be talking to Asma Shahbaz, an inspiring Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan on everything from audit to art.

Advances in intelligent automation (IA) have made it more cost efficient for organisations to adopt. It has taken over many once-mundane tasks within the finance function and allowed employees to take on higher-value tasks. Read more: https://ow.ly/iaJC50ReVQ1

CAW Network USA invites you to attend this exciting online event, Beyond Accounting – Sustainability in Transactions. When? TOMORROW: 23 APRIL – 7pm – 8.30pm EASTERN / 24 APRIL – 11am NEW ZEALAND / 9am SYDNEY. Register now: https://ow.ly/iRGb50ReVq1

Our next episode of DMD Live will be broadcast on May 2nd on our LinkedIn channel at 12 noon BST. This time, Sinead Donovan will be talking to Asma Shahbaz, an inspiring Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan on everything from audit to art.

Our next episode of DMD Live will be broadcast on May 2nd on our LinkedIn channel at 12 noon BST. This time, Sinead Donovan will be talking to Asma Shahbaz, an inspiring Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan on everything from audit to art.

Our next episode of DMD Live will be broadcast on May 2nd on our LinkedIn channel at 12 noon BST. This time, Sinead Donovan will be talking to Asma Shahbaz, an inspiring Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan on everything from audit to art.

Our next episode of DMD Live will be broadcast on May 2nd on our LinkedIn channel at 12 noon BST. This time, Sinead Donovan will be talking to Asma Shahbaz, an inspiring Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Pakistan on everything from audit to art.

An event NOT to be missed: The 2024 ICAS Sustainability Summit, in association with A4S on April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST. It's free and there's a stellar line up. More here: https://ow.ly/qay250ReV0R #Sustainability