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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.
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    Go Home On Time Day throws spotlight on work-life balance

    Nov 16, 2015
    Australians work some of the longest hours in the developed world. On average, full time workers clock up more than 43 hours every week – which can come at a considerable cost to their personal lives and mental health.
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    Survey shows stigma prevents honesty about sick leave

    Nov 13, 2015
    According to a recent poll more than 60 per cent of employees needing time off for a mental health condition wouldn’t share the real reason for their absence, with many unable to access support as a result.
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    Helping staff cope with organisational change

    Nov 12, 2015
    Change within an organisation can be unsettling and distracting. Disruptions to company structure and staffing levels or individual roles can be especially daunting for employees, so it's important to make the process as smooth and transparent as possible.
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    The real cost of workplace stress

    Nov 05, 2015
    Some degree of stress in our jobs can often be positive but prolonged stress can increase the risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and depression. Taking steps to reduce stress creates a healthier workplace.
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    Mentally healthy workplaces rated highly by younger employees

    Nov 02, 2015
    Gen Y, millennials, the internet generation – whatever you call them, younger workers are the future of your business. And whatever you think of their values, motivations and the time they spend on Facebook, understanding how to attract and retain the brightest under-30s will have significant benefits for your organisation.
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    High-flyers' personal stories help break down prejudice

    Oct 29, 2015
    A US-based advocacy group is using the stellar achievements of high-powered business leaders to show that mental health conditions don't have to stand in the way of career success.
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    From little changes big things grow

    Oct 29, 2015
    Working with a mental health condition can be difficult but with reasonable adjustments employees can fulfil their professional potential.
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    Curb your email enthusiasm

    Oct 27, 2015
    What’s the first thing you do in the morning (after hitting snooze on your alarm)? If you’re like 20 per cent of UK workers, you’ll be checking your emails before you’ve even got out of bed - and it could be affecting your wellbeing.