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How to manage post-holiday financial stress

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. 

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Supporting your employees during the tragedy of the Melbourne CBD incident

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.

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Christmas is not a merry time for all

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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Workplaces need to prepare for victims of domestic abuse

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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Employees should play a part in creating a mentally healthy workplace

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.

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Create a work environment to help manage workplace stress for women

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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Companies need support to manage mental health in the workplace

Now more than ever companies need the support to manage mental health issues in the workplace.

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Do you know how to maximise use of your EAP to support a mentally healthy workplace?

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.

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Take financial control in order to be resilient

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

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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Men, it’s time to start talking

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.

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Why Millennials are the ‘anxious generation'

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.

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New website for Curran Access Children's Foundation

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.

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Workplace healthcare proves a worthy investment for business owners

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.

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Curb finance related stress this year

For the fifth year in a row, Australians have rated financial issues as the top cause of stress according to Australian Psychological Society’s recent Stress and Wellbeing survey.

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Practice mindfulness this holiday season

The mindfulness wave is sweeping across the Australian corporate world with many large companies all undertaking corporate-based mindfulness programs.

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Remembering the Martin Place Siege

With the Martin Place Siege occurring almost a year ago and a commemorative service planned for Tuesday 15th December*, it is likely to be a time of heightened emotion, sadness and reflection.

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Help prevent violence against women this White Ribbon Day

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

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Supporting Your Employees During the Tragedy of the Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Traumatic events such as Terrorist attacks disrupt lives physically and psychologically, creating intense emotional distress for individuals, families and whole communities.

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Finding the Key to Happiness

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.

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Promote Good Mental Health This World Mental Health Day

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.

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R U OK? Day 365 Days Of The Year

People struggle with mental health issues 365 days per year. People we love, people we work with, people we know.

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7 Helpful Hints For Menopause Friendly Workplaces

Women's Health Week (7-11th September) provides a great opportunity to start talking about some of the less talked about issues women face. This article states the facts simply, defines the issues and gives some really useful suggestions.

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Preparing your business for an ageing workforce

According to recent Australian research, there will be 3.7 million more workers aged between 50 years and pension age over the next decade. Australia is now ranked 15th on a global scale when it comes to engaging older staff.

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Stress less this Stress Down Day

Stress Down Day (July 24th) aims to encourage Australians to have fun with family and friends in the hope of reducing stress levels. It’s an easy and fun initiative that highlights the impact that stress can have on our everyday lives.

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Introduce a holistic approach to workplace 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.

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 Congratulating the winner of AccessEAP’s prize from the Safety in Action Brisbane  Conference April 2015

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.

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Tips to help manage financial related stress

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.

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Talk. Talk. Talk: How to improve Mental Health in the workplace

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.

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Supporting employees through a Critical Incident

While it is something that most managers won’t have to deal with in their career, at times situations can arise in the workplace which can be traumatic to employees or have the potential to be traumatic for managers.

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Information to help organisations during the cyclone crisis

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.

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Information to help individuals during the cyclone crisis

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. 

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Tips to help keep up good habits throughout the year

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.

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Sydney Siege – Continuing support for your employees

With the Martin Place Siege occurring only weeks before Christmas, the end of 2014 was a difficult time for many people, including those employees working in the Sydney CBD.

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Making Your Life Easier in 2015

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. 

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Martin Place Siege: Supporting your employees

AccessEAP believes it is vital to support your employees based in the Sydney CBD and have been affected in some way by the siege.

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Information to help individuals following the Martin Place Siege

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

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Celebrate a stress-free Christmas

With With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s essential to remember that it can be a challenging time for some people. Christmas means different things to different people and it is important to respect these differences.

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Changing the face of men’s mental health this November

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.

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CELEBRATING YOUniqueness in YOUR workplace!

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.

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AccessEAP wins Excellence in Business Award

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.

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Anxiety is the top mental health issue in the workplace

According to AccessEAP client data, anxiety is the leading mental health issue in Australian workplace. On average, one in four people will experience an anxiety disorder at some stage in their life.

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Invest in mental health and reap the business benefits

With the Heads Up campaign in full swing, it’s a good time to remind business owners of the importance of a mentally healthy workplace and their role in creating one.

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