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BGL obtains mental health skilled workplace accreditation

BGL obtains mental health skilled workplace accreditation
By Miranda Brownlee
28 June 2022 — 1 minute read

SMSF software firm has been recognised as an accredited Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace.

BGL is 1 of 165 organisations across Australia recognised as part of the Mental Health First Aid Australia Skilled Workplace Program, which was first introduced in 2018.

The program aims to inspire positive change and celebrates organisations driving mental health literacy and competency skills.


BGL managing director Ron Lesh said the software firm has always had a big focus on mental heath and has implemented many initiatives to support its team members.

“One of which was to have all BGL leaders trained in mental health first aid,” said Mr Lesh.

“With the help of Joel Clapham, founder and chief mental health champ at Hearten Up, BGL had all our leaders trained as mental health first aiders. This equates to 1 trained mental health first aider for every 7 BGL team members.”

“This initiative alone has had an enormous positive impact on our leaders and our team members.”

Mr Lesh said supporting the mental health and wellbeing of its team members has never been more important.

“To have mental health and wellbeing deeply embedded in our culture is something I am so very proud of,” he said.

“Creating and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace requires constant and consistent effort. We will continue to invest in new and better ways to educate our team, raise awareness, and reduce the stigma related to mental health.”


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Miranda Brownlee

Miranda Brownlee

Miranda Brownlee is the deputy editor of SMSF Adviser, which is the leading source of news, strategy and educational content for professionals working in the SMSF sector.

Since joining the team in 2014, Miranda has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest superannuation stories in Australia, and has reported extensively on technical strategy and legislative updates.
Miranda also has broad business and financial services reporting experience, having written for titles including Investor Daily, ifa and Accountants Daily.

You can email Miranda on: [email protected]momentummedia.com.au
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