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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.
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    Starting a conversation about suicide in the workplace

    Oct 26, 2015
    The recent suicide of a Melbourne police officer at work has prompted public discussion on the issue, including what workplaces can do to support people who may be at risk.
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    Depression: does your boss really need to know?

    Oct 07, 2015
    As published in national newspapers today Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman's opinion piece discusses how managers often remain ignorant about depression and anxiety in the workplace.
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    Celebrating Mental Health Week

    Oct 01, 2015
    With the theme of ‘Mental health begins with me’, this year’s Mental Health Week campaign (4-10 October) is all about personal responsibility, and the simple changes we can all make to improve our own mental health and wellbeing. It's also about what we can do to support the people around us - our friends, colleagues and those we manage.
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    Mental health risks facing small business owners

    Oct 01, 2015
    Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but for many small business owners having sole responsibility for the company’s success or failure, cash flow and people management can take its toll.
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    Research suggests entrepreneurs at greater risk of poor mental health

    Sep 29, 2015
    One of the co-founders of a start-up company gives an honest account of living with generalised anxiety disorder and recurrent depression, and the impact it had on his work.
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    Can HR professionals do more about mental health in the workplace?

    Sep 24, 2015
    One of the UK’s leading human resources professionals believes his peers must do more to encourage open and honest dialogue about mental health.
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    Research project to develop mental health first aid guidelines

    Aug 20, 2015
    Are you an experienced manager, workplace health professional or consumer advocate? Could you spare a few hours to contribute to an expert panel?
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    The fear of speaking up about mental health conditions at work

    Aug 12, 2015
    Employees reveal they fear that talking about their mental health condition at work could result in being overlooked for a promotion or moved to another post, survey shows.
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    The value of an Employee Assistance Program

    Jul 30, 2015
    As well as providing confidential counselling and support, EAPs can help organisations adopt a more proactive, preventative approach to workplace mental health.
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    Talking about a mental health condition at work

    Jul 29, 2015
    There continues to be stigma around talking about a mental health condition at work – especially within certain industries – but increased awareness and conversations are helping to break down barriers.
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    Australian employees report poor mental health and high stress levels

    Jul 17, 2015
    Report finds psychological and physical health of Australian workers deteriorating, and the need to address these concerning trends.
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    Supporting employees with mental health conditions - what your business can do

    Jul 10, 2015
    Strong policies, training and adopting a case-by-case approach are key to ensuring a holistic solution, helping someone experiencing a mental health issue to stay at or return to work.