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    Heads Up one year on: encouraging progress on workplace mental health

    May 27, 2015
    This month marks 12 months since Heads Up was launched to help individuals and businesses across Australia create mentally healthy workplaces, with new research illustrating improved awareness and attitudes among business leaders.
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    Is workplace stress harming your employees' health?

    May 15, 2015
    Most of us experience some level of stress at work, but ongoing or chronic stress can be damaging to our wellbeing - both physical and mental.
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    Leading Australian businesses say workplace mental health is an issue whose time has come

    Apr 20, 2015
    More than 100 business leaders met in Melbourne recently, sharing practical ideas for improving the mental health of their workplaces.
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    Working from home? Here's how you can stay mentally healthy

    Apr 08, 2015
    While working from home offers a number of potential benefits, including flexibility, a better work-life balance and cutting out the commute, it's important to recognise possible issues and create a mentally healthy environment.
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    Tough times on the road for entertainment industry workers

    Mar 31, 2015
    Beyond the glamour and bright lights poor working conditions are having an impact on the mental health of performers and 'roadies', according to a new study.
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    Five steps for promoting positive workplace culture

    Mar 20, 2015
    Organisational culture is crucial for a mentally healthy workplace, but can be a hard thing to pin down. It's largely based on intangible feelings and actions that are difficult to measure - the way people treat each other, loyalty, and a sense of camaraderie.
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    Sydney business leaders recognise mental health priorities

    Mar 19, 2015
    Around 200 people from a range of industry sectors attended a Heads Up breakfast on 7 February to discuss the importance of workplace mental health and how to take action.
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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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    Creating mentally healthy workplaces

    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.