A Longer Life – Another Benefit of Aerobic Activity

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Aerobic Activity

We all know that aerobic fitness is a fundamental of living well. Did you know that cardio fitness is linked to a longer life? A study by JAMA Network Open (results were published online Oct. 19, 2018) of over 120,000 people (59% of them men) over 14 years proved that increased cardio fitness levels were directly associated with longer lives. … Read More

Personal Wellness = Organisational Wellness

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Personal Wellness

Personal Wellness – Whatever else you might think is true, what is beyond doubt, is that an organisation is only as well as its employees. First you have people, second you have an organisation. Outstanding people make outstanding organisations.  Well, that’s not me I hear your little voice saying.  In fact, we are all outstanding the minute we take control … Read More

I don’t want to take medication for depression.

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Medication for Depression

Natural antidepressants are very successful in treating and managing mild depression and being a preventative for people at risk of depression. This could be through family history, previous episodes of depression, experience of stress or trauma and as a result of major unplanned changes in life circumstances. Always consult a doctor if you experience symptoms of depression, and, depending on … Read More

EAP PLUS is Critical for Well Workplaces

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EAP PLUS for accomplishment-achievement

In spite of recently released data by Black Dog Institute I’m upbeat about the possibilities for healthy workplaces through EAP PLUS programs and related services such as mindfulness training. Black Dog Institute is possibly Australia’s best known not for profit organisation that works to reduce depression and other mental health concerns. Its recently released statistics about workplace illness are alarming. … Read More

EAP can Assist – Dealing with redundancy.

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Dealing with redundancy

Dealing with Redundancy – The year is now almost at the end.  It has been a challenging year for both yourself and your staff and you are now facing your biggest challenge of them all…the challenge of having to let some staff go…and just before Christmas! Whilst you and your staff may have had an idea this change might be … Read More

Confidence

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confidence

Confidence – “the feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities”Sounds simple, doesn’t it!  All I have to do is appreciate my abilities or qualities and I’ll have the self-assurance I need to do all the things I want to do in order to live the life I want to live…to be the person I want … Read More

PTSD – Can you recognise the symptoms?

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PTSD

PTSD – At ACT Curious EAP we are seeing nurses, doctors, police and emergency service staff working in a culture of it’s okay to not be okay. In all emergency service areas, frontline workers are exposed to traumatic events on a regular basis and necessarily develop good coping skills. This means that a key indicator of post-traumatic stress, exposure to … Read More

Seven Step Test – Is your EAP provider meeting your Needs?

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Businesses need to have confidence their employees are happy and well, they are ok, they need to have confidence the employee assistance provider is meeting all their needs. A business owner might only stop and think about this question after something has happened – effectively after the horse has bolted. Try this simple seven step test before the horse bolts. … Read More

Is your business too small to have an EAP provider?

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Starting a small business is continuous work – ask me I know!  Weekends blur into weekdays and you become accustomed to telling yourself you will stop and review where you are at as soon as you can get a break. But the risk of stopping keeps outweighing the benefit, so you don’t. Not stopping becomes easier the longer you don’t … Read More