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 »
After witnessing the lack of services and resources available to help Australians gain access to mental health services, Dr Jonathan King decided to take matters into his own hands. King developed an online platform, lysn, that allows people to access qualified psychologists in a matter of minutes without ever having to leave the house. Having… 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 »
Loneliness is a growing problem in our modern workplace, despite the prevalence of digital technologies that allow us to stay in regular contact. Regardless of how many people we come into contact with every day, whether physically or via social media, email and other technology platforms, we can still feel alone. Rather than the amount… Read more »
In today’s always-on world, keeping up with the pressures of running a business can leave business owners feeling overwhelmed. Get off the treadmill and rethink your approach to success and self-care. We’ve just celebrated the 10th anniversary of Apple’s release of the iPhone 4. Smart phone technology has revolutionised our business lives. In our pockets… 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.