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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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Pulse Surveys – not just nice, but critical in a crisis.
Pulse Surveys – not just nice, but critical in a crisis.

Business owners and managers need to know what might be affecting their teams and how better to manage them. Pulse surveys are one of the best tools.

What can help your mental health and wellbeing
What can help your mental health and wellbeing

Here are 14 tips from the UK Gov on ways to keep a healthy mind during the Covid-19 period. We get it, some work, some don't. But you won't know which one are which unless you try and practise!

Mental Health and the Coronavirus at Work
Mental Health and the Coronavirus at Work

Information and mis-information abounds about the coronavirus. Here are a few ideas and strategies to help you minimise disruption to your workplace

Performance Management and Mental Health
Performance Management and Mental Health

Many employees can and do work while experiencing mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, with little impact on productivity. Of course, like any illness, there are situations in which the individual is not able to work due to the severity of the condition However, in the majority of cases, supportive performance management can be the key to continued productivity

Rethinking the Coronavirus as a Workplace Opportunity
Rethinking the Coronavirus as a Workplace Opportunity

There is enough panic around. Fear, ambiguity, misinformation. But under all this lies a profound mental health awareness opportunity.

How to Spot Depression in Your Team
How to Spot Depression in Your Team

Employees with depression could have adverse effects on your company’s performance and productivity in the long run. In the short run, absent employees will need to be covered for their work and responsibilities, with no prediction of when they would be fit to return to work.

Top 4 Indicators of a Mentally Unhealthy Workplace
Top 4 Indicators of a Mentally Unhealthy Workplace

Workplace toxicity has a direct influence on poor mental health outcomes. There are some key indicators that you can look out for that might be a sign of an unhealthy workplace.

5 Ways To Be Proactive
5 Ways To Be Proactive

Mental health in many workplaces has been stigmatized. There really is only one way to reduce this negativity – by talking and learning about it.

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Burnout: Facing the damage of 'chronic workplace stress'

In a world where it seems as though the pressure to perform is always on, more and more people are admitting to burnout at work. What is this phenomenon, and how can you cope with it if it happens to you?

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The impact of mental health training in the workplace

A new study has found that managers with access to mental health training in their workplaces have an improved understanding of mental health overall and that they actively work to help prevent mental health issues in the people they manage.

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders occur when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of distress, worry, or fear over an emotional trigger. Identifying the reason behind a presentation of anxiety can be the key to successful treatment.

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4 Workplace Tips from Successful Companies

Mental health has long been considered an off-limits topic in the workplace. Thankfully, smart business leaders are beginning to recognise the importance of helping their employees’ stay emotionally fit.

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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.

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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.

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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"?
What Is "Psychological Risk"?

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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