Gallup report finds Australian employees stressed and disengaged

- November 13, 2018 2 MIN READ

A new report has found Australian workplaces are amongst the worst in the world when it comes to employee engagement and satisfaction, with employees reporting a lack of respect and little opportunity for collaboration. The Gallup report found only 14 per cent of employees in Australia and New Zealand are engaged in their jobs. An… Read more »


Call for mental health support for small business owners

- October 30, 2018 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the $5 billion Future Drought Fund to support farmers and communities in rural and regional Australia suggesting the focus on expanded mental health services is vital for farming families that are doing it tough. However, Carnell believes small business owners could also benefit… Read more »


Ombudsman urges small businesses to focus on mental health

- October 10, 2018 2 MIN READ

October 10 is World Mental Heath Day. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, is urging all small business owners and their employees to take time out to reflect on the status of their mental health. “One in five people will experience a mental health issue at some stage in their life,”… Read more »


Why we need to talk about suicide prevention and mental health

- September 13, 2018 3 MIN READ

Suicide remains a major concern for Australians, taking over 2,800[1] 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 »


Have you taken the time to ask someone R U OK?

- September 13, 2018 2 MIN READ

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 »


Understanding your options is key to men’s mental health

- June 12, 2018 2 MIN READ

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[1] 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 »


What you need to know to stay healthy in small business

- September 14, 2017 3 MIN READ

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 »