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Workplace Stress

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73% of Australian workers are affected by workplace stress*.

91% of workers’ compensation claims involving a mental health condition are linked to workplace stress**.

What is Workplace Stress?

Workplace Stress results from a discrepancy between the requirements of a role, an individual’s capabilities to undertake that role, and the resources and support available to them in the workplace (1). Of course, some degree of stress will always be present at a workplace, especially in response to commonplace pressures such as deadlines, challenging tasks or performance reviews. Stress is commonly viewed as a negative […]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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1 in 5 complaints received under the Sex Discrimination Act involve a complaint of sexual harassment, and the vast majority of these take place in the workplace (1).

Over 28% of Australian women say they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as 7% of men (2).

These statistics speak volumes as to the extent of the problem. In addition, the disparity between the statistics regarding women and men highlights the fact that sexual harassment poses a significant risk to women’s equal participation in the workplace, a risk which threatens to reduce the […]

Mindfulness in the Workplace

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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 their workplaces to help focus attention, reduce stress and generate more effective thinking.

Have your staff focussed on mindfulness today?

Our Mindfulness Workshops can benefit your workplace by reducing stress and stress-related absenteeism, and increasing focus, productivity and creativity in your staff. Choose from a short 90 […]

Making the most of your EAP

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35% of your staff may not actually be aware of your EAP program, or how to access it. Are you making the most of your EAP?

Why increase EAP utilisation?

Increasing the utilisation of your EAP has a number of benefits including:

– Increased productivity and reduced absenteeism.
– Happier and healthier employees.
– Employees who are more committed to their job and less likely to seek employment elsewhere^^.
– Employees who are more committed to providing support for their fellow colleagues; creating a more cohesive working environment.

Barriers to EAP utilisation

There are a number […]

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 […]