mental health – myosh365

What do Buzz Aldrin, Bon Jovi, Winston Churchill, Isaac Newton, and Oprah Winfrey all have in common? The answer is that they have all suffered from mental illness. Winston Churchill even named this disorder “black dog”, indicating that it was his lifelong companion. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 6 New Zealand adults…

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April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work.   The Focus for 2017 is on Improving Data Collection for Prevention. The International Labour Organisation’s campaign for the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the need to improve reliable HSEQ/OSH data collection for prevention purposes. The ILO States that…

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World Safety and Health Day

FIFO workers from 143 different resource companies were part of the research carried out by Edith Cowen University in 2014/15, when they surveyed 629 fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers. The study found that over one-third (36%) of participants experienced depression, anxiety and/or stress symptoms, this being more than twice the rate for the general population. Over…

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“Treat employees like they make a difference and they will” – Jim Goodnight, CEO SAS It happens.  Bullying in the workplace is a problem.   Does your organisation understand the risks and do they know what can and should be done to manage the issues? Workplace bullying is the repeated “unreasonable behaviour” directed towards a worker…

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Managing Wellbeing in the Workplace

We know why workplace mental health is critical but the question that keeps coming up, is how do we actively identify and manage these issues at work? What can leaders do and what should employees be doing to help? What tools can we use and how do we reduce the stigma? Mental Health Issues in…

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More and more employers are making wellness programs available to their employees.  This is a trend toward a workplace atmosphere that is supportive of the health and safety of a company’s most valuable resources – its people. Making OHS a focus in your business, is a step in the right direction for 2016. The Rise…

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