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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.
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    Scaling back on workplace stress

    May 10, 2016
    A new guide from WorkSafe Victoria aims to help businesses better understand and manage work-related stress, for the benefit of all employees.
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    Two-thirds of workers fear sharing mental health condition with bosses

    May 05, 2016
    UK research finds only 35 per cent of employees feel comfortable telling employers about mental health issues, with worries about career progression topping their concerns.
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    Workplace stress tops UN agency agenda

    Apr 21, 2016
    Since 2003, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has marked World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April by turning its attention to a pressing issue facing the global workforce. The theme for 2016 is ‘Workplace stress: A collective challenge’, recognising the ever-growing pressures of modern working life.
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    Not so entertaining after all?

    Apr 04, 2016
    A recent study has debunked the myth of the ‘tortured artist’, drawing a clear correlation between the high prevalence of mental health conditions in creative fields and the unstable, stressful working conditions that have become the industry norm.
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    UK PM throws down mental health challenge

    Apr 04, 2016
    David Cameron met with business leaders earlier this year in an attempt to shift the conversation around mental health and make supportive workplaces the norm in Britain.
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    Doctors’ mental health in the spotlight

    Apr 01, 2016
    A Beyond Blue initiative is helping hospitals create mentally healthy working environments using the medical profession’s long-standing learning method – the Grand Round.
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    Protecting those who protect us

    Mar 29, 2016
    Beyond Blue holds national conference for leaders of Australia's first responder agencies to tackle mental health and suicide risks faced by workers.
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    Heads Up features at workplace mental health conference

    Mar 15, 2016
    Beyond Blue's CEO to join business leaders and public health experts at the Australian School of Applied Management's two-day forum.
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    Designing workplaces for better mental health

    Feb 29, 2016
    Holding weekly yoga sessions and getting people talking about mental health are great first steps to creating positive workplaces. But if you’re after sustainable, systemic change, you'll need to look at the foundations and how your work is designed.
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    Work smarter and reduce stress by focusing on results, research shows

    Feb 24, 2016
    A US study found that giving workers complete autonomy – where the only thing that mattered was getting the job done – had striking results. Participants said they enjoyed a better work-life balance, increased sleep, reduced stress, and were less likely to leave their jobs as a result.
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    Take part in the National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination

    Feb 17, 2016
    As part of the National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability, employers are invited to participate in a consultation session on 24 February in Melbourne.
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    Avoiding burn-out in start-ups

    Feb 15, 2016
    Taking the plunge and launching your own product or business can be an exhilarating ride. However, the realities of getting a new business off the ground can put entrepreneurs and owners under relentless pressure, risking burn-out.