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safety and wellbeing 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 Alan Newey Chat Safety was born from the ashes of a workplace accident in where I lost might right dominant arm.  My real experience in Occupation Heath and Safety was not taught at school it came from going through a serious workplace injury in which I lost my right dominant arm. Through the process of years of rehab I had to deal with the following points. Workplace accident The effect on family and friends Workplace culture ...

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 Charlotte Thaarup-Owen The more stressed we are the more likely it is that we make a mistake and therefore that we get hurt. On the other hand, the more mindful we are the less likely it is that we make a mistake. As mindfulness practice is a root construct for change, integrating mindfulness in the workplace not only improves just specific targeted aspects, rather there is a flow on of positive change within the whole workplace environment....