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Mental Health Tag

By Jim Kelly Many of us spend most of our waking lives at work. Not surprising then, work can have both a positive and negative impact on our lives. What you may not know is that one in six Australian workers are experiencing mental health issues right now and 45% of adults experience mental illness in their lifetime? We all know we have good and bad days at work, but alarming many of us will experience...

By Jaelea Skehan. Work is important.  It is the way most of us get the financial resources to live our lives, but it is also the place where we can build confidence, contribute to society and make meaningful connections. We have seen great momentum here in Australia to promote mentally healthy workplaces, with many people now aware of the human and financial benefits of taking mental health and wellbeing in the workplace seriously. However, to really change lives as...

In times of adversity you may have heard the saying ‘build a bridge and get over it’. That’s exactly what your brain does. Each time you learn something you, you start building a neural bridge, and the more you practice, the sturdier that bridge becomes. So, it comes as no surprise that exercising your brain is a ‘thing’. Most people are aware of the benefits of regular exercise for physical health, but you might be...

By Jaelea Skehan Like many people, I know what it is like to spend more of my waking hours at work than anywhere else.  So it is important for each and every one of us to be interested in ensuring that while we are at work we are safe and healthy. And there is no health without mental health. The good news is that there is a positive influence of work on people’s wellbeing – it provides...

By Darren Flanagan. It was late on a Sunday night when I received a phone call that would change my life forever. Many of you might remember that it was Anzac Day 2006 when the devastating news broke. It was so heart breaking that even the rest of the world were affected. A major mine collapse in Beaconsfield, Tasmania. After five days of search and rescue, Larry Knight was discovered dead and two miners were found trapped nearly...