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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.
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    Next generation of workers bring openness about mental health

    Feb 10, 2016
    Awareness and a willingness to talk about mental health issues is growing among young people aged 18-24, and they’re bringing these attitudes into the workplace. Are employers ready to follow their lead? asks the founder of Canadian youth charity Jack.org.
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    To tell or not to tell: the view from the top

    Jan 29, 2016
    If you’re experiencing anxiety or depression, the question of whether to tell your boss can be tough. But what if you are the boss? While the stakes are arguably higher for leaders and business owners, you also have an opportunity to set the tone for your organisation.
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    10 tips to tackle workplace bullying

    Jan 05, 2016
    Workplace bullying is a serious issue and a major risk factor for anxiety and depression. Employers have a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to provide a safe working environment - and that includes banishing bullying.
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    How to tell if your workplace is mentally healthy

    Dec 22, 2015
    While every business is different in size, structure and industry, there are some universal signs that your workplace is mentally healthy and, conversely, clear signs that you have more work to do.
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    Having the conversation: tips for leaders

    Dec 15, 2015
    Reaching out to an employee who may be struggling with a mental health condition requires compassion and a well thought-out plan. Having a manager show genuine concern increases the likelihood of a positive response and the person taking further steps to get support.
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    Why passive bullying is still bullying

    Dec 09, 2015
    A zero-tolerance approach to bullying in all its forms – from easy-to-spot incidents to more subtle behaviour – is a characteristic of all mentally healthy workplaces, regardless of their size and industry.
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    An essential guide to creating a mentally healthy workplace

    Dec 03, 2015
    A mentally healthy workplace is imperative for the success of your business and the wellbeing of your employees. But how do you know if your company is on the right track?
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    Leading the way: change starts at the top

    Nov 27, 2015
    Creating a transparent culture is crucial for a mentally healthy workplace. Setting the right tone through open business practices is likely to create a positive workplace environment that will filter through all parts of the organisation.