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Mental health is something we all have, and it is simply not possible to check it in at the front door of the office. It is also a new area of research, policy and enquiry that often provides new insight into how we best approach the issue at work.

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Mental health is something we all have, and it is simply not possible to check it in at the front door of the office. It is also a new area of research, policy and enquiry that often provides new insight into how we best approach the issue at work.

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psychological claims, compensation law
3 Changes To Compensation Law You NEED to Understand

The Queensland Government recently made some changes to the way that employers and their insurers must approach psychological injury vie the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019. Here are the 3 Key changes that came into effect on the 30th October 2019.

Workplace Stress, Cairns workplace, mental health
Psychological Risk - Job Demands

Clearly roles with high demands pose risks to workers, but so too, do roles with low demands. An unengaged worker, one with more capacity than the job requires, will feel under-utilized and frustrated leading to thoughts of self-worth/value and is rich breeding ground for resentment and negative behavior.

stress, workplace Burnout
5 Signs of Employee Burn-out

Stress in the workplace, burn-out, employer responsibilities

How Good Is Your EAP?
How Good Is Your EAP?

EAPs are the main go-to for many organisations in controlling their psychological risk. But how good is the one you are using?

How can I understand the Productivity Commission report
How can I understand the Productivity Commission report

There were a few key ideas and recommendations made in the last weeks draft report. Some have some significant impact on how business needs to approach mental health in the workplace.

What Is "Psychological Risk"? (copy 1)
What Is "Psychological Risk"? (copy 1)

For many HR professionals or business owners the mere mention of ‘psychological risk’ sends a shiver of apprehension through their corporate spine. For so long the realm of psychology has had both an air of fear and been steeped in stigma.

It's More Than Fitness,Fruit and Flu Shots
It's More Than Fitness,Fruit and Flu Shots

I sat in a meeting yesterday and heard someone say that it was impossible to stop a worker suffering from a psychological injury. It was their belief that any intervention in the psychological space in the workplace should be driven by exposure minimisation and reducing subsequent claims costs.

Talking About Suicide
Talking About Suicide

My response – it’s never too late to start the journey towards better understanding the issues surrounding mental health.

Burn Out – It’s real, but don’t take my word for it.
Burn Out – It’s real, but don’t take my word for it.

The World Health Organisation just included “Burn Out” within its widely used manual known as International Classification of Diseases (ICD) as an ‘occupational syndrome’.

Half the Story - Workplace Mental Health
Half the Story - Workplace Mental Health

I sat in a meeting yesterday and heard someone say that it was impossible to stop a worker suffering from a psychological injury. It was their belief that any intervention in the psychological space in the workplace should be driven by exposure minimisation and reducing subsequent claims costs.

The Business Case for Workplace Mental Health
The Business Case for Workplace Mental Health

Does your workplace know their obligations are to look after you, not just from a physical standpoint but also your mental health ? How are they helping you …


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