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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.
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    How investing in mental health can reward your business

    Oct 23, 2014
    Australian businesses lose $10.9 billion a year in productivity by ignoring mental health. Investing in it can reap rewards.
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    Getting a competitive edge in attracting and retaining the best workers

    Oct 22, 2014
    A new survey by Instinct and Reason has discovered that there are four key themes that employers need to consider turning into action to help create a mentally healthier workplace. Addressing them can help you attract and retain the best employees.
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    What rights does an employee have when it comes to mental health?

    Oct 20, 2014
    Australian employers are legally bound to provide a physically and mentally health workplace, ensuring that the work environment does not harm the mental wellbeing of employees or aggravate an existing condition.
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    Creating a healthy and safe workplace

    Oct 20, 2014
    When it comes to the workplace, employers have a lot of responsibility. One of the most important, under each state’s Work Health and Safety legislation, is their obligation to provide a safe and healthy workplace.
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    Myths and facts: how important is a mentally healthy workplace?

    Oct 17, 2014
    Research from Beyond Blue indicates that Australian business leaders may have a lot to learn about fostering mental health in the workplace. Would you have correctly identified the following facts and myths about mental health in the workplace?
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    How support initiatives impact mental health conditions for employees

    Oct 16, 2014
    A new PricewaterhouseCoopers report shows that by implementing seven strategies to support those with a mental health condition can have a positive impact on employees. And that makes good business sense.
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    If you want to attract the best employees, make sure you provide a mentally healthy workplace

    Oct 15, 2014
    A new survey by Instinct and Reason shows there is a strong link between providing a mentally healthy workplace and the ability to attract good staff. While salary was the top factor in someone taking a job, the second most important factor was whether the company offered a mentally healthy environment.
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    Present and productive: added benefits of a mentally healthy workplace

    Oct 13, 2014
    Take a look at any unproductive workplace and chances are you will find high levels of absenteeism, significant compensation claims and employees with reduced productivity. If you look a bit deeper, the cause can often be found in a lack of investment in mental health in the workplace.
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    Investing in a mentally healthy workplace pays dividends

    Oct 13, 2014
    An investment in the mental health of your employees means more than just ticking a box to show that you care. Businesses that take action to promote mental health in the workplace can see significant benefits to their bottom line.
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    The challenge of mental health in the mining industry

    Oct 13, 2014
    The mining industry is incredibly large, employing almost 150,000 people across Australia. While the financial incentives can be rewarding, conditions on the ground are particularly difficult, creating an environment where mental health conditions can emerge.