Health, Safety & Wellbeing

We take that commitment seriously and we will work alongside you, to monitor and improve health, safety and mental wellbeing in your workplace. Thereby giving you peace of mind that you are doing all you can to support your team whilst protecting yourself and your business.

Health & Safety | Safe365

Mitigate risk for your people and your business with an affordable, easy-to-use and fully supported Health & Safety solution.

At AdviceFirst and POD we take health and safety in the workplace seriously – be this physical or mental health. As sponsors of the Safe365 ‘Safest Place to Work Awards,’ we are part of the movement to positively lift the culture of workplace safety in New Zealand.

Safe365 helps you meet health & safety legislative compliance levels, by:

  • Assessing your health & safety capability
  • Diagnosing the problem areas
  • Improving your capability
  • Reporting your progress


Start with a free 21 day trial to try it out first and see exactly why we are supporters of Safe365.

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Mental Health First Aid

We all experience life’s ups and downs yet how each of us copes with the downs differs.

Mental Health First Aid is a programme that helps you understand how to deal with challenging life situations. It also teaches you how to support others within your organisation who are going through a difficult time. Using real life situations, trained instructors show you and/or members of your team, how to listen without judgement, enabling you to actively support and encourage team members to seek professional help if needed.

To support the work we do across workplace wellbeing, we offer Mental Health First Aid training at your place of work or in larger groups of individuals.

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Introduction to Mindfulness


Mindfulness has been shown to reduce workplace stress, anxiety and absenteeism. Introducing mindfulness to your team has many benefits, alongside your team feeling valued, it can lift mental wellbeing and create a more positive workplace culture and environment.

To support the work we do across workplace wellbeing, we offer three ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ programmes.

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Mindfulness For Leaders

Mindful leadership is an essential skill for being an effective leader.

As a mindful leader you develop a high level of self-awareness, wisdom and self-mastery, which allows you to bring your best self in all aspects of your work, by greatly improving your emotional intelligence and business acumen.

Self-awareness is the most important leadership skill for leaders as it can affect all other leadership skills. Science has shown that practicing mindfulness significantly improves self-awareness, thus improving every other leadership skill impacted by self awareness.

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Employee Assistance Programme

As an employer, we are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace to our team members.

One way we can support this is to offer short-term, confidential counselling and personal support strategies to our staff, providing them with external support when they experience personal or work problems that feel unable to cope with alone, through an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider.  By using an EAP service, your team members can find productive ways to overcome and manage these challenges.

We aim to support your needs in all people-related areas and know that providing an EAP service can have prohibitive costs for SME’s.  That’s why we’re so excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to provide a cost-effective EAP service to your team, through our partnership with EAPworks, which offers you heavily reduced establishment fees and annual fees. By partnering with us, not only will you support your employee’s health and wellbeing; you’ll increase employee morale, retention and overall productivity!

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“Safe365 has helped raise awareness for the health and safety committee. Knowledge can then be filtered down to employees on best practice. Safe365 has shown us we’re in quite a good place to start from and we’re more confident now that our efforts are getting off on the right foot and the app will help make it much easier to keep tabs.”

Viv, H&S Committee Chair, Financial Advisory