The afterglow of the holiday period is gradually fading as many Australians face the reality of ther holiday spending spree. With Australians spending nearly $10 billion on Christmas presents last year and almost two million saying the festive season will leave them with worrying debt, it is not surprising stress levels skyrocket post holidays.READ MORE
Traumatic events such as the shooting and car rampage in Melbourne CBD disrupt lives physically and psychologically, creating intense emotional distress for individuals, families and whole communities. Organisations play a vital and valuable role in assisting and supporting their employees and their families in the immediate aftermath and in the days, weeks and months following this tragic event.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Almost three-quarters of Australian workplaces have no formal policy or procedure for managing staff mental health issues, according to a recent survey by law firm MinterEllison.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Now more than ever companies need the support to manage mental health issues in the workplace.READ MORE
This week I attended a seminar hosted by the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation and Sparke Helmore Lawyers which addressed what businesses need to know about managing mental health in the workplace.READ MORE
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.READ NOW
This week is Men’s Health Week (13-19 June). It is all about promoting men’s health and wellbeing, yet one of the biggest challenges is the fact that Australian men are not opening up.READ NOW
According to the annual Stress in America survey commissioned by the American Psychological Association, Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) are the most stressed generation.READ NOW
The Foundation's purpose is to champion the right of every child to live and grow in a safe and loving environment. Learn how we are making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and supporting their communities.READ NOW
A recent survey, estimates that absenteeism directly costs organisations approximately $578 per employee per absent day, which leads to an annual cost to the economy in excess of $44 billion.READ NOW
2.1 million Australian women and 1.2 million men have experienced emotional abuse by a partner according to recent data.READ MORE
Traumatic events such as Terrorist attacks disrupt lives physically and psychologically, creating intense emotional distress for individuals, families and whole communities.READ MORE
New research has found that being happy boils down to just three factors – good personal relationships, financial security and a sense of life purpose. When the ‘golden triangle of happiness’ was present, it almost always resulted in positive levels of wellbeing.READ MORE
World Mental Health Day (Saturday, October 10th) aims to raise public awareness of mental health issues around the world and this years’ campaign encourages people to take ownership of their own mental health and wellbeing.
The Health Profile of Australian Employees study has been analysing mental and physical health trends of Australian workers each year from 2004 to 2014. The study examined up to 7363 workers over a five to ten year period and the most recent findings were released earlier this month.
Anthony Clarke, AccessEAP’s QLD Business Development Manager presents Lynel Belcher, OH & S Officer and Rehabilitation Manager at JBS Australia, with her prize of a one night stay at Sheraton Noosa.
Financial issues remain one of the leading causes of stress amongst Australians. According to a recent survey, issues related to personal finance was the top source of stress for both men (44 per cent) and women (53 per cent). With unemployment at 6.1 per cent, a sharp drop in mining investment and many industries under pressure, it’s no surprise that financial worries are a growing cause of stress.
Australian business, on average, loses $6.5 billion per annum because mental health issues in the workplace are not being addressed early enough. This translates to an average cost to an employer of $9,000 per annum for every worker not seeking treatment for a mental health issue.
At a time such as we are now experiencing, support for our clients and their employees is paramount. Over the coming days situations will change dramatically and people will feel the need for support at different times. Some may not feel the need for support at all.
Being directly or even indirectly involved in a disastrous event can cause immediate and long term disruption to your life. It’s not uncommon to experience a range of intense and sometimes confusing emotions.
The time off can not only give us the opportunity to break any bad habits we have gained during the past year, it also gives us a chance to establish good habits and set new goals for the year ahead. AccessEAP offers some tips on sustaining self-motivation throughout the year.
For many of us, the beginning of a new year is a time of reflection, where we re-evaluate what is important in our lives and we set targets or goals for ourselves for the coming 12 months. Goals are a great way to help all of us focus on what we want to achieve in 2015.
Being directly or even indirectly involved in an event where there has been a threat to your sense of personal safety can cause a range of intense and sometimes confusing emotions
The month of November has become synonymous with The Movember Foundation, the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health which has raised more than $580 million since its inception twelve years ago.READ MORE
This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is ‘be YOUnique’.
Whilst most businesses strive to create teams AccessEAP believes having the ability to recognise each employee’s unique qualities adds value to the team, the individual as well as the company’s bottom line.READ MORE
AccessEAP was recently awarded the 2014 Award for Excellence in Business at the third annual South Eastern Sydney Region Awards. The award recognises our continued work in improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.