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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.
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    Nine ways you can foster better workplace mental health

    Oct 10, 2014
    Ready to take action on improving employee mental health but not sure what to do next? Here are nine ways to foster better mental health in the workplace.
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    How a mentally healthy workplace attracts and retains staff

    Oct 09, 2014
    For business leaders, mental health needs to be a priority. A recent Instinct and Reason survey found that 71% of people consider the issue of a mentally healthy workplace important when deciding to accept a job. And for those who had previously left a job, 45% said it was a result of poor mental health conditions.
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    Ensuring your Heads Up Action Plan is working

    Oct 08, 2014
    Implementing your Heads Up Action Plan demonstrates a commitment to your employees. So it’s important to ensure that those programs you have introduced, and their outcomes, are reviewed and monitored. The review process helps identify whether the objectives have been met, and also highlights areas that may need further attention or development.
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    How important is a mentally healthy workplace to employees?

    Oct 08, 2014
    A new TNS study has revealed that Australian workplaces are not meeting the mental health needs of their employees. Of those surveyed, 21% said they had taken time off in the last 12 months due to stress, anxiety or depression. By starting a Heads Up Action Plan, business leaders can manage risks, reduce stigma and provide support to those in need – and at the same time become a better leader.
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    Younger workers are demanding a mentally healthier work environment

    Oct 07, 2014
    A recent survey by Instinct and Reason has found that when it comes to mental health in the workplace, the new generation of workers are demanding a healthier work environment, and are more likely to leave a job if it’s not.
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    Identifying areas to improve mental health in the workplace

    Oct 07, 2014
    Starting your individually-tailored Heads Up Action Plan is a major step forward in transforming your business into one which offers a mentally healthy work environment.
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    An employer's obligation to ensure equality in the workplace

    Sep 29, 2014
    Employers are legally obliged to offer equal employment opportunities to anyone with a disability – and this extends to people with a mental health condition.
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    Want to show true business leadership?

    Sep 25, 2014
    A recent PwC report found that 45% of business leaders recognise that mental health in the workplace is a problem, though 43% of them believe there are more important issues to focus on. By fostering better mental health in the workplace, both businesses and employees stand to benefit – and that is true leadership.