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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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