A forum hosted by the NSW Government at the University of New South Wales on Tuesday highlighted mental health issues facing young workers.
This study is the first of its kind to show that training managers on mental health have a direct effect in improving occupational outcomes for employees.
The Western Australian government is partnering with the University of Western Australia to assist workplaces to promote and support workers’ mental health.
The Western Australian Government will provide $310,000 in funding to raise mental health awareness among construction and FIFO workers.
A new strategy being launched today (Tuesday 29 Aug) in front of businesses, academics and non-government organisations (NGOs) aims to address the serious impact of mental health issues in the workplace.
As Australians remember the sacrifices made more than a century ago during World War I every Anzac Day, beyondblue also reminds everyone to offer support to past and current defence personnel who might be struggling with the psychological impact of war.
A new research has found that only 35 percent of UK workers who have suffered from mental health problems open up to their managers about these issues.
The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) will conduct a webinar to discuss depression in the heavy vehicle trucking industry this month.
A FIFO worker harmed himself during a flight to Perth on Friday.
Workers’ mental health should always be one of the top priorities in every workplace. Today, it is estimated that one in five Australian workers will experience mental health issues in the years to come as the demand of a highly competitive work environment, a culture of always being on-the-go, and work issues like bullying and discrimination increase.
As the year comes to an end, Heads Up Australia says businesses should encourage everyone in the workplace to take care of their mental health and look forward to a healthy and productive 2016.
beyondblue has recently released the results of a study which looked into the mental health of new dads and how workplaces can support them.
beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman will today share her expertise and experience in building mentally healthy workplaces via a seminar broadcast from the Safe Work Australia website.
A fly-in-fly-out worker and a medical student are currently travelling across Australia to encourage people to speak up about depression and anxiety and to seek help.
A new study was able to identify what causes suicide among Australian men and the contributing factors to suicidability.
WorkCover Queensland’s mental health forum held recently in Brisbane was a success with mining and construction employers gaining access to tools and resources provided by Beyond Blue and Mates In Construction to help workers with mental health problems.
Firefighters that are working at Canberra’s triple-0 call centre are requesting to be moved as they are concerned that overhearing ambulance calls that involve traumatic situations is damaging their mental health. However executives have rejected their call for a separate Fire and Rescue call centre and revealed their plan to review ACTs emergency communications hub. …
The range and severity of mental health risks to rural doctors and medical students will be gauged as part of a national beyondblue survey starting February. The survey will include 8,000 students and 40,000 doctors, including all doctors working in rural areas. In a statement, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Academic Director, …
A new study conducted by the researchers at the University of Newcastle aims to examine the extent and impact of mental health problems in the coal industry. Supported by a $350,000 grant from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), Professor Brian Kelly together with his team will work with the Minerals Council and the …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library A new survey revealed that fatigue, illness and stressed partners are some of the potential impacts of shift work in the mining industry. The Australian Coal and Energy Survey conducted by researchers from the Griffith University looked into 4500 mining and energy workers. The survey revealed that 58% of the total respondents …
This years Comcare Conference, 19th to 21st September, at the Sydney Convention Centre has a theme of Build, Connect and Support – Lead the Conversation, and more than 500 delegates from around Australia are expected to attend. The generally spotlight is on mental health with sub themes focused on wellbeing: Build—capability and awareness Connect—people for …