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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?


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.


Sky News Business Switzer

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.


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.


Sky News Business Switzer

Sky News, August 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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".


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. .


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.


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.


Tackling the taboo of workplace stress can reap rewards

Inside OHS n.88

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


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.


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.