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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Working Mindfully

Have your staff focussed on mindfulness today?

44% of working Australians identify the workplace as a major source of stress*.

1 in 5 have taken time off this year because they felt stressed or mentally unwell**.

It is no surprise that leading corporations like Apple, Google, Nike and Yahoo! actively incorporate mindfulness in the workplace to help focus attention, reduce stress and generate more effective thinking in the workplace.

Our Mindfulness Workshops can benefit your workplace by reducing stress and stress-related absenteeism, and increasing focus, productivity and creativity in your workplace. Choose from […]

Making the most of your EAP

Healthy workers

A 2016 study by law firm Minter Ellison* suggested that only 25% of Australian businesses have a formal policy or program in place to deal with mental health issues in the workplace.

As a member of our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), your workplace is part of the lucky quarter – which is good news for your business because we know that a quality Employee Assistance Program (EAP) increases productivity and lowers absenteeism.

Of course, this is only the case if your EAP is properly accessed.

A recent report by IBISWORLD found that the utilisation of EAPs is as low […]

Bullying in the Workplace – Your Duty of Care

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Businesses owe a duty of care to their workers to protect their ‘health and safety’ at work. This duty of care is set out by the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and includes the obligation to ensure that the psychological health of workers is not put at risk by the work they do, or by the environment within which their work is done.

Recent changes and interpretations of the WHS laws leave no doubt that workplace bullying is considered a risk to the mental health of employees, and that employers are under a legal duty of care to ensure […]

Assessing Workplace Mental Health

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Is your Workplace Mentally healthy?

Employees of mentally unhealthy workplaces are 4 times more likely to take time off due to mental health concerns compared with employees of mentally healthy workplaces*.

So what sort of workplace is yours?

Mentally-Healthy Workplaces prevent harm, provide support, mental health awareness training and value healthy minds.

A mentally healthy workplace is one which:

– Protects the mental health of its employees by ensuring that workplace practices don’t create or exacerbate mental health problems.
– Supports the mental health of its employees with practical advice, training, resources and access to counselling […]

Keeping a Check on Workplace Stress

EAP News - Workplace Stress

Australia is the 9th hardest working nation in the OECD, with full-time workers working an average of 43.2 hours per week.*

Spare a thought then, for the 1.7 million Australians working in excess of 49 hours each week.

That’s around 1 in 7 Australians. And knowledge workers are most at risk, typically falling prey to the technological advances which allow them to take work home – advances which have impacted our work culture to such a degree that workers find themselves unable to switch off, and answerable to their work responsibilities at all times.