As the jobs market heats up, EAP can help make you an employer of choice.

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As the jobs market heats up, EAP can help make you an employer of choice. As more Australians get back to work in 2021, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has never been more valuable.  Competition for talented and committed staff is heating up.  The right human resource strategies, especially an enlightened EAP provider, can make your company an employer of … Read More

Watch your language – healthy workplaces need healthy language

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What do you do when you hear that remark, that’s said as if it’s just fun, but it cuts you to the quick? It wasn’t necessarily making fun of you personally, just of people generally who are maybe slower to learn, or struggling to control their weight, or needing additional time off work because of a mental health condition. And … Read More

Covid cocktails: 8 helpful tips to reduce your alcohol intake at home

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Are you finding yourself drinking more at home? You are not alone. A new study conducted by the Australian National University shows that overall, people have been drinking more frequently during the pandemic then they have in the last three years. Our increased alcohol intake can be attributed to the unprecedented times we are currently facing. Many Australians are experiencing … Read More

Pandemic Weight Gain?

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Pandemic Weight Gain? Get back on track with these top 12 tips  Have you have noticed that you’ve gained some weight during COVID-19? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. According to the CSIRO, around 40% of Aussies have put on some “Corona kilos” during the last few months. This can be attributed to the fact we are sitting more, moving less, … Read More

What are you worrying about? Let me share my concerns

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I am concerned about the mental health of our community members.  This includes workers who have lost their jobs; people who have lost access to relationships and the other supports that keep their personal energy in a positive space; people who are not properly taking care of themselves; or, who are overwhelmed by the amount of sad news worldwide. What … Read More

Don’t forget to check in – it will cheer you up too

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What’s your lockdown experience? Have you lost touch with the myriad of people that used to make up your daily pattern of social interactions? A growing body of research suggests that there are surprisingly powerful benefits to connecting with casual acquaintances — relationships that sociologists call “weak ties.” In a normal day, people interact with somewhere between 11 and 16 … Read More

How to stay mentally healthy during the Christmas break

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Because it is close to Christmas here are a few short words re the importance of your mental health. At the risk of appearing to be a “downer”, here goes It’s a time that is really fabulous for some, not so good for others. If you tend to have a great social and family scene at this time, fantastic! Enjoy … Read More

Are you an employer or manger? You need to know this. Burnout is now classified in the International classicfication of Diseases

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Why do you need to know this? Because it is going to impact you. It is a new mental health classification and a diagnosis that is specific to workplaces. What does it mean to you, your organisation, and your employees? Burnout is becoming so common, some people call it a public health crisis. It is now included in the 11th … Read More

Committed to the business OR engaged at work?

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Are these the same? Is one better than the other? Don’t the work outputs end up being the same? My answers in order are – No. Yes. Output maybe, satisfaction no. Being committed to the business translates to loyalty and understanding that business success leads to employee success. A high level of employee commitment suggests good alignment between the benefits … Read More