Tag Archives | Mental Health

Joking your way to the top

Why laughter is the best medicine for stressed executives Jane Lê, University of Sydney Workplaces are not generally very funny places to be, but new research has found humour can be just the thing to get an organisation off on the right foot. The ever-present need to respond to multiple stakeholders, operate in multiple markets […]

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Productivity Commission Releases Reports On Government Services

The annual Report on Government Services (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia over six departments: Childcare, education and training – includes performance reporting for Early childhood education and care (ECEC), School education and Vocational education and training (VET). Community Services – includes performance reporting for Aged care […]

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Burnout caused by more than just job stress

Impossible deadlines, demanding bosses, abusive colleagues, unpaid overtime: all factors that can lead to a burnout. But when it comes to mental health in the workplace, the influence of home life must also be considered to get the full picture. New research proves that having an understanding partner is just as important as having a […]

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Ostracism Worse Than Bullying In The Workplace Says Study

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found that while most consider ostracism less harmful than bullying, feeling excluded is significantly more likely to lead to job dissatisfaction, quitting and health problems. “We’ve been taught that ignoring someone is socially preferable–if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” says […]

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Grow The Mental Health Peer Workforce – Apply Now

Thirty ‘Champions’ to be selected to help grow the mental health peer workforce – National Mental Health Commission The National Mental Health Commission is supporting a new initiative that will help grow the mental health peer workforce in Australia and is calling for trainers who have a lived experience of mental illness from the perspective […]

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Many may end their own lives due to work

An estimated 3,800 people who took their own lives in Australia in the decade to 2011 may have done so due to work, says a new Work and Suicide Prevention Position Statement from Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). Adults spend about a third of their waking hours at work. The workplace provides a unique opportunity to […]

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