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Wellness & Wellbeing

5 Strategies for Improving Mental Health at Work

By Business, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

Companies are investing in — and talking about — mental health more often these days. But employees aren’t reporting a corresponding rise in well-being. Why?

The author of this article, who wrote a book on mental health and work, explores several key ways organisations haven’t gone far enough in implementing a culture of well-being. She also makes five key suggestions on what they can do to improve the mental health of their employees

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Supporting resilience and preventing burnout in nonprofits​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

The NFP sector in Australia faces a high rate of burnout. A survey of NFP leaders revealed that over 70% agreed they could attract top talent, but retention was a challenge due to high burnout levels.  

Leaders should take steps to prioritise their well-being and set a supportive example for their teams, promoting a healthier work environment. The article recommends several organisational levers, including role modeling support and sustainable work models, building awareness of employee well-being, making operational, and championing behavioral norms to combat burnout.

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The State of Nation Social Connection: 2023 Report​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

The aim of this study is to understand the distribution of social health across the Australian population and examine the relationships between loneliness and social isolation and community knowledge, stigma, physical and mental health, health service utilisation, quality of life, and work productivity.​

The report provides insights from over 4000 people aged 18 years as a snapshot of Australia’s understanding and experiences of loneliness and social isolation.

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The Emotional Roller Coaster of Change

By Business, Leadership, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

In this post, Jeroen underscores the gradual and emotionally challenging nature of change, urging a more nuanced approach to its management. He outlines the common fallacy of expecting swift transitions from one state to another, neglecting the emotional toll of change. By recognising the predictable emotional stages, from denial to enthusiasm, the message emphasises the necessity of treating individuals undergoing change with empathy and understanding.

The Case for Mental Health in Our Social Change Worlds​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

Mental health plays an integral role in the pursuit of social transformation.​ By prioritising mental well-being alongside social justice goals, individuals and organisations can foster healthier and more sustainable social change movements, ultimately leading to greater societal impact and collective well-being.

This article provides 4 key practices that can help you take the initial steps to integrate Mental Health into your organisation and the communities you serve.

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Addressing Employee Burnout – How to Get it Right ​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

“Addressing Employee Burnout – How to Get it Right” provides insights and strategies for effectively tackling the issue of employee burnout in the workplace. ​

By fostering a supportive environment, promoting work-life balance, and providing leadership support, organisations can create a healthier and more engaged workforce, leading to improved productivity, job satisfaction, and overall organisational success.

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Lessons From a Groundbreaking New Report on Well-Being

By Mental Health, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

The article discusses the findings of a report on well-being by the Global Wellness Institute, which highlights the importance of well-being for individuals and the economy. The report reveals that the global wellness economy is worth $4.5 trillion and growing, with the biggest sectors being beauty and anti-aging, wellness tourism, and fitness and mind-body.

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