Why businesses can’t ignore men’s mental health

- June 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

As COVID-19 takes its toll on the mental health of employees, workplaces must look to provide support, says Marcela Slepica, Clinical Services Director, AccessEAP. Businesses have an important role to play in helping Australia face the mental health impacts of COVID-19. With many facing depression, anxiety, social isolation and stress, the workplace can, for some,… Read more »


How to support staff returning to work post bushfire

- February 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

As people return to work following the devastation of the bushfires, workplaces should be prepared to support those still grieving what they have lost, writes Marcela Slepica, Clinical Director of AccessEAP.  Australia is no stranger to natural disasters, from cyclones and floods to never-ending drought and unforgiving bushfire seasons, and whilst Australians have witnessed larger… Read more »

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How employers can help address domestic violence

- November 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

November 25 is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In Australia domestic violence continues to be an issue for many women, so how can employers help those who may be experiencing abuse? Marcela Slepica, Clinical Director AccessEAP offers advice that can assist businesses in developing domestic violence policies to create safe… Read more »


6 ways frank conversations could transform your business

- July 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

‘Radical Transparency’ is gaining pace in the US, but could it work for Australian businesses? Marcela Slepica Director of Clinical Services at AccessEAP reveals how frank conversations may be the key to transforming your business.  Radical transparency, is a controversial new workplace practice used to create a culture in which employees can view the performance… Read more »


Embrace emotion if you want a healthy workplace

- July 15, 2019 3 MIN READ

The World Health Organisation recently recognised the serious effects of burnout, defining it as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. The condition is characterised by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job and reduced… Read more »