New plan targets mental health issues in the workplace

Reported by Stephen | 30 Aug, 2017

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.

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Indicators of a mentally healthy workplace

Reported by Haydee | 24 Dec, 2015

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.


Seminar broadcast on mental health in workplaces

Reported by Haydee | 06 Oct, 2015

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.


Two men’s journey to promote mental health

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jul, 2015

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.


Mental health forum held in Brisbane

Reported by Haydee | 05 Jun, 2015

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.

ACT Firefighters Concerned Emergency Calls Damage their Mental Health

Reported by Admin | 25 Nov, 2013

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. …

Mental health risks rural doctors face to be gauged in survey

Reported by Haydee | 18 Jan, 2013

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, …

New study to focus on extent and impact of mental health issues to coal mining workers

Reported by Haydee | 17 Dec, 2012

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 …

Mining shift workers more susceptible to stress, says report

Reported by Haydee | 21 Nov, 2012

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 …

2012 Comcare Conference Focus on Mental Health in September

Reported by Admin | 20 Aug, 2012

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 …