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Why intersex people need more workplace support

Published on Workplace Info, March 2017

More support needs to be given by workplaces to people who identify as transgender and intersex, says employee assistance provider AccessEAP.

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"Do not ask intrusive personal questions": How HR can support LGBTIQ employees

Published on HC Online, March 2017

In 2016, the Australian Workplace Equality Index found 45% of LGBTI Australians hid their sexuality or gender identity at work because of fear it may damage their career.

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Consumers are being hit by post-holiday debt stress in the new year

Published on News.com.au, February 2017

Holiday season has officially come to an end and normal life has returned, along with its every day challenges and stresses.

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How to deal with difficult people in the workplace

Published on Business First Magazine, December 2016

Most of us would have come across a difficult person at some point in our lives and most likely it has happened in the workplace.

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Christmas is not a merry time for all

Published on Daily Bulletin, December 2016

Christmas is painted as a joyous, busy time for everyone, with gift giving, parties and holidays, however, for some people, the festive season is a time of emotional stress, sadness and difficulty.

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How should workplaces prepare for victims of domestic abuse?

Published on Sydney Morning Herald, December 2016

Many Australians affected by domestic abuse are part of a workplace. But what stand should a workplace take to curb the effects of what has been described as a "national social crisis".

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Christmas is not a merry time for all

Published on Workplace OHS, December 2016

Christmas is painted as a joyous, busy time for everyone, with gift giving, parties and holidays, however, for some people, the festive season is a time of emotional stress, sadness and difficulty.

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How to take care of others over the festive season

Published on HC Online, December 2016

There has been an increase in the number of people who are seeking professional counselling services for depression and suicidal ideation this month, according to AccessEAP, a corporate psychology organisation which supports and develops positive organisational behaviour.

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How to help workers with alcohol issues

Published on OHS Alert, August 2016

Employers can encourage workers to consult assistance programs to tackle problem drinking by raising awareness and normalising the issue, according to a psychologist and program provider

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Men and mental health issues: What are the challenges?

Published by Human Resources Media Blog, November 2016

Greens senator Scott Ludlam announced last week that he’ taking leave to treat depression and anxiety. Here’s why HR needs to take men’s mental health issues seriously.

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Ensure managers act on reports of domestic violence

Published by OHS Alert, November 2016

In the lead up to White Ribbon Day on 25 November, employers are being urged to implement domestic violence policies and ensure managers are prepared to take emergency action to keep employee victims safe.

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Workplaces and the victims of domestic abuse

Published by Safe to Work, November 2016

Economic considerations are one of the determining factors in whether a woman will leave or return to an abusive relationship, making it crucial for companies to develop policies in order to support staff experiencing domestic violence with paid employment.

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Workplaces urged to implement domestic violence policies

Published by Facility Management, November 2016

Economic considerations are one of the determining factors in whether a woman will leave or return to an abusive relationship, making it crucial for companies to develop policies in order to support staff experiencing domestic violence with paid employment.

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Paranoia holding back flexible work; and more

Published by HR Daily, November 2016

“Perception paranoia” the biggest work from home barrier

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Does your workplace ignore domestic violence?

Published by Workplace OHS, November 2016

In the lead up to White Ribbon Day, workplaces are being urged to not turn a blind eye to domestic violence and rethink it as a workplace issue.

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Employees should play a part in creating a mentally healthy workplace

Published on Safe to Work, October 2016

A recent survey by law firm MinterEllison has found almost three-quarters of Australian workplaces have no formal policy or procedure for managing staff mental health issues.

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Maintaining a mentally healthy workplace: Tips and benefits

Published on Facility Management, October 2016

Throughout the month of October, Australia recognises the importance of mental health awareness, with World Mental Health Day having occurred last week.

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Employees should play a part in creating a mentally healthy workplace

Published on Business Daily, October 2016

A recent survey by law firm MinterEllison has found almost three-quarters of Australian workplaces have no formal policy or procedure for managing staff mental health issues.

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Stress caused by toxic staff is driving managers crazy

Published in Business First, September 2016

Managers are suffering from increasing stress caused by toxic employees in today’s workplace.

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Staying safe in the workplace

Published by Australian Mining online, September 2016

This year’s safety in action event will highlight the importance of mental and physical health in the workplace.

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Employees warned: don’t ignore mental health issues

Published by Workplace OHS online, September 2016

A workplace that is mentally healthy is good for business, according to recent talk at the National Safety Convention.

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Employees warned: don’t ignore mental health issues

Published by ASSA online, September 2016

As annual R U OK? day has passed, we must still remember the impact that mental health issues can bring to workers and their respective workplaces. According to a recent talk at the National Safety Convention, A workplace that is mentally healthy is good for business.

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Workplace mental and physical health under the spotlight

Published on Manufacturers’ Monthly, August 2016

It is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year, comprising of $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $6.1 billion in presenteeism and $145 million in compensation claims.

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Cost of mental illness in Australia

Published by Informa Australia, August 2016

Mental health costs Australian employers approximately $10.9 billion a year and absenteeism due to mental health results in a staggering 12 million days of reduced productivity amounting to 6 million working days being lost every year.

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How to Create a Workplace that Helps Women Manage Stress

Published by Australian Women Online, August 2016

Increasingly, women who have families are expected to juggle a multitude of tasks, managing many and varied demands and responsibilities across their personal and work lives.

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The war on stress: It's affecting you more than you think

Published by Nine.com.au, August 2016

Tension headaches, sleepless nights, increased heart rate. The physical symptoms of stress are easy to spot, but did you know that experiencing heightened levels of anxiety for prolonged periods of time can take a serious toil on your body?

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Staff with families: managing workplace stress

Published by Facility Management

While feminism has brought women to the workforce, those who are working and have families can often still find themselves bearing a larger brunt of family responsibility than their male counterparts.

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Create a Work Environment to Help Manage Workplace Stress for Women

Published by Motherpedia, August 2016

Increasingly, employed women who have families are expected to juggle a multitude of tasks, managing many and varied demands and responsibilities across their personal and work lives.

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Solution to workplace safety in Sydney

Published by Food Magazine, August 2016

The largest workplace health and safety event in Australia will gather at Sydney Showground Olympic Park on 6-8 September 2016.

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Men need to speak up or lose out; bosses need to facilitate

Published by Inside OHS and Thomson Reuters, July 2016 (Pages 3-5)

AccessEAP Chief Executive Officer, Sally Kirkright shares her insights with Stephanie D'Souza.

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How employers can help their employees to reduce financial related stress

Posted by Australian Women Online, July 2016

Employers can play a role in helping their employees cope with financial related stress by recognising the impact it can have on different groups in the workplace and providing financial coaching via an employee assistance program.

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Take financial control in order to be resilient

Posted by Business Daily, July 2016

The new financial year is here and with it comes tax time. For many Australians this is a stressful time.

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How to deal with difficult people in the workplace

Posted by Facility Management Magazine, July 2016

We encounter a plethora of personalities during our working life. Some we may find challenging, others we may think of as kindred spirits.

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Men, it’s time to talk about your mental health

Posted by HRM Online, June 2016

The day-to-day stresses associated with providing for a family and holding down a job can take their toll on men both mentally and physically. This happens to women too of course, but the difference is that men tend to “bottle it” more than women.

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Men, it’s time to start talking

Posted by Manspace Magazine, June 2016

Men’s Health Week (13-19 June) is about promoting men’s health and well being, yet one of the biggest challenges is the fact that Australian men are not opening up.

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Why millennials are the anxious generation

Posted by Facility Management, May 2016

Recent Australian statistics from AccessEAP show that 40 percent of Australian millennials list anxiety as their top personal issue, versus 31 percent of Generation X and 29 percent of baby boomers.

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Noise, smells, flashing screens: overload is a health threat

Published in The Australian, May 2016

Exposure to excessive noise, smells and visual stimuli is hard to avoid in today’s urban environment.

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High Suicide Risk for Construction Workers

Published in The Earthmover and Civil Contractor, April 2016

AccessEAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica shares her insights with Greg Keane.

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Tackling Stress in the Workplace and Improving Your Mental Health

Posted by The Daily Telegraph, March 2016

AccessEAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica advocates a strategic approach to employee wellbeing.

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Ridding the Workplace of Bullies

Posted by The Daily Telegraph, March 2016

AccessEAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica shares her insights with Zoe Taylor .

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Top tips for optimising workplace culture in your organisation

Posted by Australian Women Online, March 2016

A recent survey found that absenteeism directly costs employers in Australia approximately $578 per employee per absent day.

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How to reduce absences and improve blue-collar health

Posted by OHS Alert, February 2016

Employers can take five steps to improve workplace culture and reduce stress-related sick leave, according to an employee assistance program provider.

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Can a workplace culture really keep you healthy?

Posted by Workplace OHS, February 2016

Can the right workplace culturecut healthcare costs, improve morale and engagement, and reduce absenteeism?

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Queensland Teachers Overworked and Stressed

Posted by The Courier Mail, February 2016

TEACHERS are considering quitting and taking more sick leave than normal as they struggle to keep up with the pressures of the job.

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Posted by Sound Cloud, February 2016

Access EAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica speaks with Campus Review regarding the factors which cause teachers stress and anxiety and how they can overcome them.

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Help prevent violence against women this White Ribbon Day

Posted by HR Daily, November 2015

2.1 million Australian women and 1.2 million men have experienced emotional abuse by a partner according to recent data1.

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Sky News, November 2015

Access EAP Clinical Services Director, Marcela Slepica speaks with Peter Switzer on how employers can proactively improve workplace culture in dealing with domestic violence.

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Hospital & Aged Care Online

Hospital & Aged Care, August 2015

AccessEAP Clinical Sercvices Director, Marcela Slepica shares her insights on the unique challenges faced by the caring industry.

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Sky News, August 2015

AccessEAP CEO Sally Kirkright talks about preparing for an ageing workforce with Peter Switzer.

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Safety First Conference and Expo

National Safety, May 2015

Acclaimed leaders in workplace safety practices will come together to inspire and share new ideas for lifting safety standards.The event is co-located with National Manufacturing Week, Austech and the SMART Supply Chain & Logistics Conference to harness shared energies from the manufacturing, transport, building and construction, government and broader industry sectors.

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What should you do about mental health?

The Age, April 2015

Ben* had come in to work late a few times and was not interacting with his work mates like he used to. His colleague, Glenn*, noticed this change in behaviour. When Ben didn't show up to work one day and wasn't answering his phone, Glenn called the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) seeking advice.

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Mental Illness Costs Australian Workplaces $11 Billion

AMSJ, March 2015

Mental illness costs Australian workplaces around $11 billion in lost productivity every year, according to the organisers of a major safety event being held in Brisbane. What employers can do to address the challenges of mental health in their workforce will be one of the key topics of the Safety in Action expo and seminar being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 22nd to the 23rd of April.

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Stressful times

Australian Mining Monthly, National, Feb 2015

AccessEAP works with a number of mining organisations and has compiled data to reveal the top five causes of stress for Australian miners. Those five triggers are job insecurity; conflict with colleagues and managers; bullying and harassment; job isolation; and long working hours.

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Momentum For Mental Health

National Contractor, Feb 2015

Kicking off in Brisbane from April 22-23, the Safety in Action series will this year invite industry to reflect on the issue of mental health at work by discussing the theme of "realising proactive safety methods to encourage workplace health and wellbeing".

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Managers Need Additional Support

HR Daily, Jan 2015

Managers are now facing a multitude of challenges; trying to maintain high levels of productivity in a competitive business climate and ensuring their workforce is engaged and healthy. In order for managers to be able to meet the demands of their role, additional training and support is needed.

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Low EAP usage rate is damaging the industry

BusinessFirst Magazine, Jan 2015

AccessEAP CEO, Sally Kirkright believes the Employee Assistance Program industry can do more to ensure Australian organisations are getting the most from their program. Kirkright believes that EAP providers are not doing enough to encourage usage of its services and as a result, the reputation of the industry is suffering.

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Managers Need Additional Support

BusinessFirst Magazine, Dec 2014

With the changing demographics of today’s workplace, the role of the manager is ever evolving and the demands on their all-encompassing role ever increasing. Sally Kirkright, CEO at AccessEAP, believes that in order for managers to be able to meet the demands of their role, additional training and support is needed. .

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Anxiety and Panic Kill Consultant Productivity: Wellbeing Expert

ShortList, Dec 2014

Recruitment managers shouldn't ignore consultants' mental health among the many factors they must address to maintain productivity, says workplace wellbeing expert Sally Kirkright.

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5 Challenges Facing Managers Today and How to Solve them

Australian Women Online, Dec 2014

Managers are now facing a multitude of challenges; trying to maintain high levels of productivity in a competitive business climate and ensuring their workforce is engaged and healthy. Sally Kirkright, CEO, AccessEAP believes that in order for managers to be able to meet the demands of their role, additional training and support is needed.

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Tackling the taboo of workplace stress can reap rewards

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Delays in managing and supporting workplace health initiatives literally cannot be afforded, according to Access EAP Clinical Service Manager, Marcela Slepica.

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City businesses vie for state gong

Get Sydney, November 2014

Eleven businesses operating in the City of Sydney area are in the running for top honours at the upcoming 2014 NSW Business Chamber Business Awards, and Access EAP is one of them.

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Physical health the key to reducing employee mental illness

Goulburn Post October 2014

With Mental Health Awareness Month in October, Sally Kirkright, CEO, AccessEAP is calling on business owners and managers to introduce structured health and wellbeing programs into the workplace to reap the business benefits.

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Readers applaud ABC's Mental Health Week

The Sydney Moring Herald October 2014

I want to congratulate the presenters of Changing Minds (ABC). Having been a sufferer of bipolar disorder for many years, it showed that with the help of the right doctors, support staff, medications and understanding, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Mum's the word when it comes to men talking mental health

The Morning Bulletin October 2014

MEN getting sick has such a taboo about it that 51% of men surveyed say they would lie to their bosses about the need to take time off work if they had mental health issues.

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ABC goes Mental As

ACB October 2014

Mental illness affects every Australian. Half of us will experience a mental health issue directly while many others, as carers, families, friends and colleagues will live with or witness its impact. It is an issue for us all.

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Invest in workplace health and wellbeing programs to improve your bottom line

HR Daily, September 2014

With Mental Health Awareness Month in October, Sally Kirkright, CEO, AccessEAP is calling on business owners and managers to introduce structured health and wellbeing programs into the workplace to reap the business benefits.

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Conflict and Bullying are Among Top Five Workplace Stressors

Workplace Conflict Resolution, November 2014

Access EAP recently compiled data across all the industries they work with and found the top five causes of workplace stress. Find out what they are and how to ease the pressure.

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Good mental health is good business

The Sydney Morning Herald September 2014

October is Mental Health Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity for business owners and managers to review their organisation’s health and wellness strategies.

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Low EAP usage rate is damaging the industry

HC ONLINE September 2014

With Mental Health Awareness Month taking place in October, AccessEAP CEO, Sally Kirkright believes the Employee Assistance Program industry can do more to ensure Australian organisations are getting the most from their program.

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Call for employers to tackle barriers to EAP use
Workplace OHS September 2014

One in five Australians suffer from a mental health issue , but only a fraction of workers with access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) seek help. To optimise workplace wellbeing, employers have been urged to take action.

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Good mental health is good business
The Sydney Morning Herald September 2014

October is Mental Health Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity for business owners and managers to review their organisation’s health and wellness strategies.

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Invest in workplace mental health and wellbeing programs

Invest in workplace mental health and wellbeing programs
Business First Magazine September 2014

With Mental Health Awareness Month in October, Sally Kirkright, CEO of AccessEAP is calling on business owners and managers to introduce structured health and well-being programs into the workplace to reap the business benefits.

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Are you encouraging workers to use your EAP?
OHS Alert September 2014

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) have been linked to increased productivity and lower absence rates, but few organisations and workers in some industries are taking advantage of them, according to AccessEAP CEO Sally Kirkright.

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How anxiety at work differs from stress – and how to manage it
workplaceinfo September 2014

One person in four will suffer from an anxiety disorder at some stage during their life, and that number has increased significantly over the past decade.

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Safety in Action Sydney focusses on workplace health
ferret September 2014

Safety in Action Sydney was held over three days early last week at the Sydney Showground with workplace health holding centre stage at the expo.

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Mental illness linked to $10bn in lost productivity
HC Online September 2014

Anxiety and depression are the cause of six million lost working days each year in Australia, resulting in 12 million days worth of reduced productivity, according to the Mental Health Foundation Australia (MHFA).

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Low EAP usage rate is damaging the industry
HC Online September 2014

With Mental Health Awareness Month taking place in October, AccessEAP CEO, Sally Kirkright believes the Employee Assistance Program industry can do more to ensure Australian organisations are getting the most from their program.

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6 simple strategies for happy workers
Smarter Business Ideas September 2014

New study by OECD Better Life shows 14 per cent of Australian employees are overworked – well above the global average of nine per cent.

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How to reduce stress in the workplace
OHS Professional eNews August 2014

Work related stress is the most common workplace issue in Australian workplaces, and OHS professionals should work to raise awareness about this issue and gain support from managers to address concerns, according to corporate psychology firm AccessEAP.

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2014 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS SOUTH EASTERN SYDNEY BUSINESS AWARDS
NSW Business Chamber 2014

The Excellence in Business Award recognises a business with 20 or more full time employees that has attained significant growth and is able to demonstrate the specific strategies and processes implemented to achieve profitable and sustainable growth in the previous 24 months.

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Top five tips for reducing workplace stress
HUMAN RESOURCE MEDIA (HRM) August 2014

With stress on the rise in Australian workplaces, an understanding of the causes and how to handle them are essential.

Work-related stress is the most common health and safety issue in Australian workplaces according to AccessEAP. The not-for-profit company, which promotes positive organisational behaviour, has compiled data from organisations in various industries in Australia and can reveal the top five ways to handle workplace stress.

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Less stress strategies: what to do in your organisation
Workplace OHS August 2014

Organisations are increasingly aware of the costs associated with workplace stress and while some are attempting to tackle the issue, there’s no “quick and easy fix”. A leading Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) provider has revealed what you can do in your organisation.

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91 per cent of Aussies suffer work-related stress
my business August 2014

New research by corporate psychology organisation AccessEAP has found that work-related stress is currently the most common workplace issue in Australian workplaces, with 91 per cent of Aussies admitting to being stressed at work this year.

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Laughing away workplace stress? What a joke!
Sunshine Coast Daily August 2014

WORK-related stress is the most common workplace issue in Australian workplaces according to AccessEAP, a corporate psychology organisation which supports and develops positive organisational behaviour.

AccessEAP collects data across customer organisations representing every industry and can reveal the top five causes of stress Australians experience in the workplace.

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One in five workers has stayed home in past year because they felt mentally unwell: study

Smart Company June 2014

One in five Australian workers has taken time off work in the past 12 months because they felt mentally unwell, according to research released by beyondblue today.

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