Mental health and discrimination

De-mystifying discrimination and mental health  By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The last major study into mental health in Australia...

De-mystifying discrimination and mental health  By Thomas Parer and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal The last major study into mental health in Australia by the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed that 15% of Australians had experienced an affective disorder like depression, while 26.3% have experienced an anxiety disorder. The increasing awareness of mental health...

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VIC Govt launches WorkHealth

by Alex Millman, NRA Legal Victorian Government announces worker mental health assistance program On 11 April 2017, the Andrews Victorian government...

by Alex Millman, NRA Legal Victorian Government announces worker mental health assistance program On 11 April 2017, the Andrews Victorian government unveiled its new program to assist employers in managing mental health in the workplace, WorkHealth. Launched jointly by Minister for Finance Robin Scott and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley, WorkHealth...

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HeadCoach tackles mental health in the workplace

The prevalence of depression and anxiety among Australians is high and often goes unrecognised, despite the substantial labour cost...

The prevalence of depression and anxiety among Australians is high and often goes unrecognised, despite the substantial labour cost of mental illness in Australia (estimated to be $49 billion). Supervisors hold a key leadership responsibility in managing and enhancing the welfare and mental health of their staff. Clear guidelines have...

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Message from the CEO: 6 February 2017

This week, we’ve seen more upset for Melbourne’s Bourke St Mall, after the discovery of a suspicious package left...

This week, we’ve seen more upset for Melbourne’s Bourke St Mall, after the discovery of a suspicious package left on the makeshift memorial for the now six people murdered in the 20 January vehicle rampage. After the hundreds of flowers, stuffed toys, cards, photos and balloons were removed on...

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A mentally healthy workplace makes good business sense

The cost of mental illness to Australia’s economy has hit $200 billion a year, according to Herald-Lateral Economics Index...

The cost of mental illness to Australia’s economy has hit $200 billion a year, according to Herald-Lateral Economics Index of Australia’s Wellbeing. One in four adults experience mental illness every year and one in seventeen Australians live with a serious mental illness.While many employers believe that employers shouldn’t bring...

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Bullying linked to suicidal thoughts

This week saw the National Retail Association facilitate two mental health workshops to help our members identify and manage...

This week saw the National Retail Association facilitate two mental health workshops to help our members identify and manage mental health issues in the workplace.New Australian research has identified that workplace bullying and harassment increases the likelihood of a worker developing suicidal thoughts. These results highlight a growing need...

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Managing stress at work

Workplace stress is a major risk factor for anxiety and depression. Most jobs have some degree of stress, and...

Workplace stress is a major risk factor for anxiety and depression. Most jobs have some degree of stress, and this is often beyond our control – we can't always set our own workloads and deadlines, or change the workplace culture.However, there are some strategies everyone can adopt to manage...

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International Labour Organisation illustrates workplace stress impacts

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has released a detailed report which illustrates the impact of workplace stress on the...

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has released a detailed report which illustrates the impact of workplace stress on the mental health and the wellbeing of workers. ILO’s Workplace Stress: A collective challenge report found that psychosocial risks are related to "health-related behavioural risk, including heavy alcohol consumption, overweight, less...

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Managing Mental Health in Your Workplace

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2007), one in five Australian adults will experience a mental illness in...

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2007), one in five Australian adults will experience a mental illness in any given year. With common conditions like depression and anxiety becoming more prevalent in the workplace, businesses are being urged to consider how they manage mental health issues amongst their...

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An essential guide to creating a mentally healthy workplace

There are three broad areas to focus on when developing your strategy for a healthy workplace: raising awareness and...

There are three broad areas to focus on when developing your strategy for a healthy workplace: raising awareness and reducing stigma; supporting employees with mental health conditions; and promoting a positive working environment.As a leader, there are many things you can do to create an environment where staff feel...

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Why passive bullying is still bullying

Bullying is a serious issue. It dramatically raises stress levels for the person being bullied and is a major...

Bullying is a serious issue. It dramatically raises stress levels for the person being bullied and is a major risk factor for developing mental health conditions.Unsurprisingly, beyondblue’s State of Workplace Mental Health in Australia study found 76 per cent of employees said depression and anxiety – the most common...

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Give the gift of a mentally healthy workplace

As the holiday period approaches, some businesses are preparing for a well-earned break while others are looking ahead to...

As the holiday period approaches, some businesses are preparing for a well-earned break while others are looking ahead to one of their busiest periods of the year.  Whether you’re winding down or cranking up, the coming weeks are an ideal time to thank employees for their efforts over the...

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beyondblue says Government’s courageous mental health reforms will make it easier for Australians to get help

Chairman of beyondblue Jeff Kennett said today’s announcement by the Turnbull Government is a defining moment for mental health...

Chairman of beyondblue Jeff Kennett said today’s announcement by the Turnbull Government is a defining moment for mental health care in Australia and he commends Health Minister Sussan Ley for having the courage to instigate structural reform by dismantling a badly-integrated system in favour of building a regional one...

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Mentally healthy workplaces rated highly by younger employees

Gen Y, millennials, the internet generation – whatever you call them, younger workers are the future of your business....

Gen Y, millennials, the internet generation – whatever you call them, younger workers are the future of your business.   And whatever you think of their values and motivations, they are career focused and know what they ideally want to attain. The problem lies in that they're often not...

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WHS Update September 2015

We welcome our members to the September edition of the WHS Update. With the busy period fast approaching,...

We welcome our members to the September edition of the WHS Update. With the busy period fast approaching, we would like to ask you to take a moment to reflect on whether you need to set some WH&S goals to get your staff safely through the busy period...

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