While the festive season provides plenty of opportunities for people to catch up with family and friends it is also the time of year that can prove taxing for your mental and physical health. The added stress of the end of year deadlines, family celebrations that remind you of past dysfunctions, increased alcohol consumption and… Read more »
Suicide remains a major concern for Australians, taking over 2,800 lives per year. It is the leading cause of death among 15-44-year-olds, with young men and small business owners making up a large proportion of the cohort. Ahead of R U OK Day on September 13, leading workplace mental health expert Marcela Slepica suggests it’s… Read more »
September 13 marks R U OK? Day, the national day to raise awareness for suicide prevention. The campaign was founded by the late Gavin Larkin in 2009. Larkin’s own father had suffered from crippling depression which saw him take his own life in 1995. Larkin and his family were devastated by the death and in… Read more »
It’s Men’s Mental Health Week, and according to research released today by not-for-profit Employee Assistance Program, AccessEAP, around 1.5 million Australian men identify as having a mental or behavioural condition. However, when it comes to seeking help, men are still falling through the cracks, as they fail to get support for their mental health issues. Men… Read more »
Pursuing your passion and being your own boss can be both exciting and stressful. Long hours, unpredictable cash flow and multiple responsibilities can make you mentally exhausted, stressed, anxious or depressed. These feelings could challenge your ability to run your business and affect your employees, suppliers, customers and family. Watch out for the warning signs… Read more »
The challenge is firstly to get small businesses to realise the health and financial impact of ignoring mental health problems, and secondly, to spread the message that there are tools readily available.