Maintaining a mentally healthy workplace: Tips and benefits

Published on Facility Management, October 2016

Throughout the month of October, Australia recognises the importance of mental health awareness, with World Mental Health Day having occurred last week.

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Employees should play a part in creating a mentally healthy workplace

Published on Safe to Work, October 2016

A recent survey by law firm MinterEllison has found almost three-quarters of Australian workplaces have no formal policy or procedure for managing staff mental health issues.

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Employees should play a part in creating a mentally healthy workplace

Published on Business Daily, October 2016

A recent survey by law firm MinterEllison has found almost three-quarters of Australian workplaces have no formal policy or procedure for managing staff mental health issues.

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Employees warned: don’t ignore mental health issues

Published by ASSA online, September 2016

As annual R U OK? day has passed, we must still remember the impact that mental health issues can bring to workers and their respective workplaces. According to a recent talk at the National Safety Convention, A workplace that is mentally healthy is good for business.

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Employees warned: don’t ignore mental health issues

Published by Workplace OHS online, September 2016

A workplace that is mentally healthy is good for business, according to recent talk at the National Safety Convention.

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Staying safe in the workplace

Published by Australian Mining online, September 2016

This year’s safety in action event will highlight the importance of mental and physical health in the workplace.

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Stress caused by toxic staff is driving managers crazy

Published in Business First, September 2016

Managers are suffering from increasing stress caused by toxic employees in today’s workplace.

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Create a Work Environment to Help Manage Workplace Stress for Women

Published by Motherpedia, August 2016

Increasingly, employed women who have families are expected to juggle a multitude of tasks, managing many and varied demands and responsibilities across their personal and work lives.

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Create a work environment to help manage workplace stress for women

Increasingly, employed women who have families are expected to juggle a multitude of tasks, managing many and varied demands and responsibilities across their personal and work lives. Between being mothers, carers – of children or aging parents, attending social and work commitments and tending to household responsibilities, women are juggling the expectations of multiple roles.

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Companies need support to manage mental health in the workplace

Now more than ever companies need the support to manage mental health issues in the workplace. A recent survey reported in the Australian Financial Review found mental health issues in the workplace have risen 56 percent in the last year.

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Solution to workplace safety in Sydney

Published by Food Magazine, August 2016

The largest workplace health and safety event in Australia will gather at Sydney Showground Olympic Park on 6-8 September 2016.

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Staff with families: managing workplace stress

Published by Facility Management

While feminism has brought women to the workforce, those who are working and have families can often still find themselves bearing a larger brunt of family responsibility than their male counterparts.

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The war on stress: It's affecting you more than you think

Published by Nine.com.au, August 2016

Tension headaches, sleepless nights, increased heart rate. The physical symptoms of stress are easy to spot, but did you know that experiencing heightened levels of anxiety for prolonged periods of time can take a serious toil on your body?

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How to Create a Workplace that Helps Women Manage Stress

Published by Australian Women Online, August 2016

Increasingly, women who have families are expected to juggle a multitude of tasks, managing many and varied demands and responsibilities across their personal and work lives.

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Cost of mental illness in Australia

Published by Informa Australia, August 2016

Mental health costs Australian employers approximately $10.9 billion a year and absenteeism due to mental health results in a staggering 12 million days of reduced productivity amounting to 6 million working days being lost every year.

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Workplace mental and physical health under the spotlight

Published on Manufacturers’ Monthly, August 2016

It is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year, comprising of $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $6.1 billion in presenteeism and $145 million in compensation claims.

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How to help workers with alcohol issue

Published on OHS Alert, August 2016

Employers can encourage workers to consult assistance programs to tackle problem drinking by raising awareness and normalising the issue, according to a psychologist and program provider

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Do you know how to maximise use of your EAP to support a mentally healthy workplace?

This week I attended a seminar hosted by the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation and Sparke Helmore Lawyers which addressed what businesses need to know about managing mental health in the workplace.

The seminar was attended by more than 150 human resource and workplace health and safety professionals from various industries and hosted an impressive panel of experts – Lucy Brogden, National Mental Health Commissioner at the National Mental Health Commission; Tim Moran, Acting Head of Workplace Engagement at beyondblue; and Bill Kritharas, Partner at Sparke Helmore.

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Take financial control in order to be resilient

The new financial year is here and with it comes tax time. For many Australians this is a stressful time. According to recent research by H&R Block and Officeworks, nearly half of Australians report they find the tax preparation process stressful, with around a third saying they resent tax time, leaving preparations until the last minute. Usually, that stress is exacerbated by lack of knowledge, planning and time constraints which can linger long into the new financial year.

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Take financial control in order to be resilient

Posted by Business Daily, July 2016

The new financial year is here and with it comes tax time. For many Australians this is a stressful time.

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AccessEAP acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we work on and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples using this content are advised that it may contain images, names or voices of people who have passed away.