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    Canadian study shows mixed attitudes on talking about mental health at work

    Feb 09, 2015
    A recent Canadian study found that while nearly 40 per cent of workers experiencing a mental health issue wouldn't tell their manager, more than half those surveyed wanted to support colleagues with anxiety or depression.
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    The financial cost of ignoring mental health in the workplace

    Jan 23, 2015
    Mental health conditions come at a huge cost, not only to individuals and those closest to them, but also to businesses that fail to address the existence of mental health problems in the workplace.
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    Ten good reasons to support employee mental health

    Jan 12, 2015
    Benefits to businesses that support employee mental health includes shorter periods of sick leave; less sick leave; and staff being more likely to achieve their workplace goals. The list, compiled by Beyond Blue and #HeadsUpAU goes on. How does your workplace stand to benefit?
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    Rest and recognition good for workplace mental health

    Dec 22, 2014
    Ensuring employees take time out over the holiday period and thanking them for their efforts can help businesses boost productivity and morale, says Beyond Blue Chair Jeff Kennett.
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    Culture of belonging helps boost productivity

    Dec 18, 2014
    Leaders who create a collective sense of purpose help to improve productivity and employee wellbeing, according to new research by The University of Queensland (UQ).
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    New research highlights risk to principals' mental health

    Dec 05, 2014
    Growing job complexity and a lack of support leads to stress, burnout and mental ill-health in Australia's school leaders.
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    New report reveals what works in creating a mentally healthy workplace

    Dec 01, 2014
    Australia’s productivity is suffering because too many organisations are not taking action on mental health, says the Chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Professor Allan Fels.
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    Good workplace design linked to better mental health

    Nov 18, 2014
    Our physical environment can have a huge effect on how we feel - both positively and negatively. But what does a well-designed workplace look like, and how can you ensure your business delivers?
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    Four signs of a mentally unhealthy workplace

    Nov 10, 2014
    In your company, do people regularly eat lunch at their desks? Do your employees notch up holiday leave but never take it? Your business could be fostering a culture that threatens the mental health of people who work there.
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    R U OK? workplace resources

    Oct 30, 2014
    A new workplace campaign by suicide prevention organisation R U OK? aims to remind workmates that while there are some things you shouldn't ask a colleague, "Are you okay?" isn't one of them.
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    Improving the health of Australia’s truck drivers

    Oct 30, 2014
    For Australia’s truck drivers, long working hours cause stress, raising the risk of them developing a mental health condition, which can then lead to substance abuse. While one in five Australians are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition at any one time, professional truck drivers have a 7% higher chance of developing depression than other Australians.
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    The challenge of suicide in the construction industry

    Oct 29, 2014
    Construction workers are more than twice as likely to take their own life as other people in Australia. One of the challenges for the industry is employment security, with many workers hired on a project-by-project basis, which could last from several weeks or, if they’re lucky, to a few years. There also remains a stigma in the industry about men reaching out and seeking help.
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    Uncertainty creating mental health risks in the manufacturing industry

    Oct 29, 2014
    With the manufacturing industry facing significant change, there are risks around mental health in the workplace due to job and financial insecurity. Some businesses in the manufacturing sector have been scaling down their operations, closing down or shifting large parts of the business offshore.
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    Implementing actions to improve mental health in the workplace

    Oct 28, 2014
    Once your Heads Up Action Plan is in motion, you need to start implementing the priority actions identified. With a clear set of well-prepared aims, objectives, and strategies, a business or organisation can pursue change and start creating a work environment which is mentally healthy for all employees.
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    Do you have a mentally healthy workplace?

    Oct 27, 2014
    Mentally healthy workplaces have several attributes in common. Ask yourself these five questions to assess how your business measures up.
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    Make mental health a business priority with the Heads Up Action Plan

    Oct 27, 2014
    Creating a mentally healthy workplace should be a priority for all business leaders. For many, however, knowing where to start is often the most difficult step. So at Heads Up, we’ve created an action plan just for you.
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    What do Australia’s top employers look like?

    Oct 25, 2014
    Throwing lots of money at your employees doesn’t necessarily attract the best workers, or make you an employer of choice. More often, it comes down to trust, pride and camaraderie, according to Great Place to Work, which conducts an annual survey on the best places to work in Australia.
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    Having a mental health policy can help you retain employees

    Oct 24, 2014
    A recent survey by Instinct and Reason has revealed that having a mentally healthy workplace plays a significant role in businesses holding on to their employees.
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    Telling your employer you have a mental health condition

    Oct 24, 2014
    Disclosing to an employer that you have a mental health condition is a very personal decision, and there are several questions you should consider before making the decision to do so.
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    Are you using these seven strategies to support mental health in your workplace?

    Oct 23, 2014
    By using some of these seven strategies to support mental health in your workplace, organisations can contribute to their employees’ wellbeing and help achieve business objectives.