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5 reasons why you should prioritise workplace health

- January 9, 2020 3 MIN READ

Leading workplace safety organisation SAI Global is urging employers to prioritise the wellbeing of their employees, revealing five important benefits of doing so.  Rod Beath, workplace safety specialist at SAI Global, says while employers are accustomed to looking at how they can implement changes in the business that prevent physical injuries, they are less confident… Read more »

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How to get mentally prepared for 2020

- December 31, 2019 3 MIN READ

Every 5th person will experience a mental health issue in 2020. With stress and mental disorders on the rise, it’s crucial to craft a resilient vision to carry you through the highs and lows of 2020. Whether you’re a business owner or employee, these key actions could help develop resilience in  order to thrive over… Read more »

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Tips to avoid ‘sickmas’ this Xmas

- December 24, 2019 5 MIN READ

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 »

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My Business Health to help businesses with pain points

- December 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has launched a new site, My Business Health, aimed at improving the wellbeing of Australia’s small business owners. The My Business Health, site has been designed to provide holistic support to small business owners. It offers practical tips and information to assist small businesses with everyday issues.… Read more »

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Calls for more support for farmers on R U OK Day 

- September 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) are calling for more support services for those in regional areas, as the drought crisis continues and the link between mental health and financial distress continues to increase. The CA ANZ are offering mental first aid training to accountants in regional areas to help them identify… Read more »

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The news you need to know: September 12 2019

- September 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Skipped today’s headlines? Don’t stress. Catch up on all the news that matters to small business owners. Here’s what you need to know on  Thursday, September 12, 2019. ATO to go after super nonpayers The ATO has announced plans to go after 25,000 employers that are failing to pay their employees super. However, Industry Super… Read more »

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beyond blue launches new mental health guide for small business

- September 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

Beyond Blue hopes to support the mental health of the nation’s 2.2 million-plus small business owners with the release of a new mental health guide. The guide hopes to provide business advisers such as accountants, bookkeepers, tax agents, industry associations and family and friends, with the tools they need to be able to provide support… Read more »

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Peter Strong: What small businesses want this election

- May 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

As CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia, Peter Strong is in tune with the needs of Australia’s SMB community. Ahead of the release of COSBOA’s party policy comparison report, Strong reveals what businesses want from the parties this election. There are less than two weeks to go until the federal election… Read more »

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8 tips to combat workplace stress

- March 19, 2019 3 MIN READ

Workplace stress is impacting the mental and physical wellbeing of Australia’s workforce, according to Dr John Kearney, Director of Psychological Services at Wesley Hospital in Sydney’s south-east. Kearney identified low resilience and the inability to switch off from work as mitigating factors for people’s stress levels. The clinical psychologist is so concerned by the epidemic… Read more »