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    How encouraging employees to take their annual leave can benefit your workplace

    Nov 28, 2018
    Employees need to be encouraged to take time off work as it can not only benefit their mental and physical health but their organisation as a whole. However, workplaces need to do more if their employees are to stay mentally healthy.
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    R U OK? How to talk about mental health with your workmates

    Sep 25, 2018
    Wondering whether it’s okay to talk about mental health at work? Whether it is you opening up to a colleague or approaching someone else, it can be a tricky conversation. There’s no right or wrong approach but we have some tips to help you ask (or answer!) “Are you OK?”.
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    The role of resilience in the workplace

    Aug 17, 2018
    While it’s good to be able to manage stress and hostile situations, if your workplace is putting a strain on your mental health then resilience may not be the only answer. We spend a third of our day at work so we need to be able to identify what is causing the stress in the first place and put steps in motion to move forward.
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    Exploring mental health issues with Beyond Blue and Joe Megetto

    Aug 03, 2018
    In this episode of Kochie’s Business Builders, Beyond Blue's Dr Grant Blashki talks to dairy farmer Joe Meggetto about the importance of looking after your mental health, especially among small business owners and in farming communities.
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    “Job flexibility is a game changer”

    Jul 03, 2018
    The increasing trend towards more flexible employment options has proven to be a great way to support staff and create mentally healthy working environments.
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    Workplace bullying: the silent epidemic

    Apr 18, 2018
    Bullying is a serious issue in workplaces across Australia, affecting not just people’s mental health but the everyday running of business as well.
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    Getting personal about mental health is a sign of strong leadership

    Mar 08, 2018
    Leaders who speak openly about their own mental health make powerful contributions to developing and maintaining mentally healthy workplaces. Sharing stories can set the tone for positive communication and empower colleagues to reflect on and discuss their own mental wellbeing.
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    Three ways to create a mentally healthy workplace

    Feb 26, 2018
    While organisational leaders are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of good mental health at work, many aren’t quite sure how to turn this awareness into action.
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    How addressing your work life will do wonders for your home life

    Jan 31, 2018
    After ten years of study, the Australian National University and Latrobe University in Melbourne have confirmed that a poor work-life balance and high stress environment can put your children at risk of developing mental health issues.
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    BHP boss says less is more when it comes to working hours

    Nov 23, 2017
    The image we often have of executive leaders is tired, overworked, and always ‘on’. But one CEO is leading by example, working shorter hours in order to be more productive.
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    Should mental health days be included in personal leave?

    Oct 24, 2017
    We’ve all heard the expression ‘taking a mental health day’. While some may question whether it’s a legitimate reason for time off, allowing workers to refresh and regroup is gaining traction as a workplace management strategy.
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    'A leader who can't openly communicate is destined to fail': Senior leader Sharon Prowle

    Sep 26, 2017
    A recent survey of 1000 US workers found that their biggest pet hate was working away on an important project, only to have their boss take all the credit for it.
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    Performance ratings evoke the 'fight or flight response': Senior leader Stephanie Foster

    Sep 26, 2017
    Australian senior business leaders don't come much more qualified than Stephanie Foster, Deputy Commissioner at Australian Public Service Commission (APSC).
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    'There are two big tsunamis hitting society at the moment': Senior leader Genevieve Hawkins

    Sep 26, 2017
    Around a million Australian adults are currently living with depression and over two million with anxiety, which beyondblue says has a significant impact on Australian businesses.
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    ‘As a leader, you need to have humility': Senior leader Gary Allen

    Sep 26, 2017
    Last year the Study of Australian Leadership (SAL) identified a lack of innovation and vital skills across all levels of the Australian workforce — including basic management skills among leadership teams.
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    How addressing mental health at work can improve productivity

    Sep 26, 2017
    Healthy workplaces get the best out of everyone and positively influence community attitudes towards mental health. Businesses that care about good mental health attract and keep top talent because they’re great places to work.
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    How the best business leaders combat anxiety

    Sep 26, 2017
    Of all mental health conditions, anxiety is the most prevalent, with Australian Bureau of Statistics data showing that one in four of us will experience the condition at some point in our lives. This makes it a very real workplace issue.
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    Is your business mentally healthy?

    Sep 26, 2017
    Think your workplace is mentally healthy? Research shows there can be a significant disconnect between a leader’s and his or her frontline staff’s views when it comes to creating a mentally healthy workplace.
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    Are our workplaces more stressed than ever before?

    Sep 26, 2017
    Workplace stress is the great scourge of modern society, with too much research showing just how prevalent it is. But although stress is increasing, there are plenty of steps leaders can take to ensure stress levels at their workplace remain low.
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    Building inclusive workplaces for a diverse workforce

    Sep 15, 2017
    Feeling welcomed and included has a huge positive effect on whether we feel good when we’re at work, our ability to perform in our role, and our overall wellbeing, too. But the benefits aren’t limited to individual employees – there’s a strong business case supported by research telling us that diverse and inclusive workplaces provide clear wellbeing, productivity, and retention benefits.