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    #teambeyondblue takes on the tri, raising money for mental health

    Mar 09, 2017
    The Australian Corporate Triathlon Series is halfway complete, and with two events still to go, competitors have already raised over $20,000 for Beyond Blue.
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    Feeling burned out? You’re not alone

    Mar 09, 2017
    As the nature of work changes over time, we’re taking more work and stress home. As a consequence, many of us increasingly feel like we are struggling to keep up with the demands of our jobs. But evidence suggests making the decision to ‘switch off’, and sticking to it, can be the most effective step we can take to improve both our overall wellbeing and our productivity.
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    Grab your runners and join #teambeyondblue as we swim, cycle, and run to tackle depression, anxiety and suicide

    Feb 13, 2017
    Over 20 Beyond Blue staff members, including CEO Georgie Harman, will join an estimated 11,000 competitors in the Australian Corporate Triathlon Series between February and April 2017.
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    Supportive management is key to creating mentally healthy workplaces

    Feb 13, 2017
    Mentally healthy workplaces create an environment that helps staff to be more open about mental health conditions and get the support they need when they're at work.
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    Mental health first aid improving health and bottom line for business

    Feb 13, 2017
    After finding mental health conditions consistently ranked in the top items claimed on its medical insurance, European household manufacturer Unilever has responded by investing in mental health first aid training for its managers.
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    Bite-sized information sessions improving workplace mental health

    Feb 13, 2017
    Companies around the world are using 'toolbox talks' - regular five-minute team discussions - to boost employees' knowledge and confidence around mental health.
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    How to go home on time 365 days a year

    Nov 21, 2016
    The message behind the Australia Institute’s annual Go Home on Time Day is pretty straightforward – work your hours and leave when you’re supposed to. But if you’re among the 50 per cent of Australian employees doing unpaid overtime on the regular, how do you make this annual event a permanent fixture?
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    Get recognition for your Heads Up progress

    Nov 16, 2016
    If you're taking action on workplace mental health, you could be eligible for recognition through the Victorian Government's Achievement Program.
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    Effect of stress is long-lasting, study shows

    Nov 08, 2016
    Clocking up extra hours doesn’t just leave you feeling wiped out by the weekend. A recent Finnish study found that people exposed to high levels of stress and sleep deprivation during their working years rated lower against every health metric in older age.
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    Research aims to reduce stigma by calculating employee contributions

    Nov 08, 2016
    A new study finds workers with mental health conditions add £226 billion to the UK’s economy – a figure researchers say could be much higher.
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    Join the Beyond Blue Speakers Bureau and share your story

    Nov 07, 2016
    Are you interested in speaking publicly about your experiences with depression or anxiety to help reduce stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues?
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    Bullying at work is rife and attempts to combat it are failing

    Oct 11, 2016
    Almost 50 per cent of Australian employees will experience some form of workplace bullying during their lives, according to the latest research from Beyond Blue
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    On the hunt for a better balance

    Sep 26, 2016
    Punch ‘work-life balance’ into Google and you get hit with a flood of articles about how more and more Australian employees are seeing their time with family and friends eroded by work, and the effect this is having on their mental health.
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    Workplace campaign aims to end stigma

    Aug 01, 2016
    G&S Engineering is already seeing the benefits of its #HANDSUP initiative, which focuses on mental health in the workplace, community and at home.
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    Supportive leadership the key for improving mental health at work

    Jul 27, 2016
    According to this article from the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA), the 'most powerful predictor' for wellbeing at work is supportive leadership.
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    Startup fills gap with own mental health guide

    Jul 19, 2016
    Proving the old saying that necessity is the mother of invention, a Vancouver-based tech startup developed a mental health guide for its employees because nothing available met their needs.
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    Farming a 'risky, intense business' according to Canadian report

    Jul 15, 2016
    Survey shows that farmers bear the brunt of stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and burnout, with higher prevalence than many other industries.
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    Resources industry taps into meditation

    Jul 11, 2016
    Mindfulness-based stress management is growing in popularity across the oil and gas industry as the sector responds to a rise in mental health awareness.
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    Tips on returning to work after an absence

    Jun 17, 2016
    If you’ve taken a break to recover from anxiety or depression, making the transition back to the workplace can be daunting. It’s important to build up gradually, set reasonable limits and take care of yourself as you get back into the swing of things.
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    Help your employees support each other

    May 23, 2016
    While most of us want to help our colleagues, we're often unsure of how to go about it or worried about saying the wrong thing. Check out these four tips to help leaders create a positive environment where people feel confident to ask for and offer support.