When someone experiences bipolar disorder, it can feel like the brain’s brakes and accelerators are stuck; the out of control accelerator launching you into mania, the brakes grinding you down into the depth of depression.Read More
Another year over and a new one just begun!
Schools is back. Holidays are over. As many of us return from holidays and settle back into our busy routines lots of us are thinking about how to make positive changes that will guarantee us a “better year” and “better me”.
Here are 7 tips we hope will inspire you kick off the year with a positive mindset to help you achieve your goals and maintain your physical and mental wellbeing…Read More
Investing some time now to pause and prepare for the oncoming festivities can make a big difference in our ability to enjoy the much-needed time away from the desk. The year-end tends to creep up on us quickly and rushing to get everything done in time can leave us pulling up a chair to Christmas lunch feeling exhausted and stressed.Read More
For some people the workplace can be a minefield of anxiety and stress.
Workplaces challenge us daily. There are the situations where you might expect some nerves, such a presentation to the CEO, or when a major deadline is looming. Sometimes we cruise through effortlessly, but at other times even the smallest issue can invoke extreme anxiousness. Ever got caught in the negative thought spiral and had the energy drain out of you? Sleepless nights? Short fuse?Read More
It’s Mental Health Week and this year we are being asked…Do you see what I see? We often appear on the surface to have it all together. We are posting happy snaps on our social media profiles, we are turning up for work with a smile. But what is really going on underneath?Read More
For many of us, the colder mornings, the darker evenings and the rainy days tempt us to hide under the doona just a little longer than we normally would! While miserable weather is certainly a deterrent to leaving the comfort of your warm home, there is also some science behind that urge to stay in and keep hitting that snooze button.Read More
Mental health awareness has come a long way since Mindful Employer started in 2010. People are now much more open to having the conversation. This is no longer something that happens to someone else. What we are seeing now, is what I describe as the second wave.Read More
Workplace Stress is on the Rise
It seems Australians are more stressed than ever before. With growing job uncertainty, we are working longer hours, under more pressure and many Australians feel undervalued at work. How can your workplace build a culture that supports good mental health and wellbeing?Read More
What does the result of the Marriage Equality Postal Survey mean for you as a Mindful Employer?
At times of significant social change, people will experience a wide range of different emotions. There is elation for some, disappointment and frustration for others. The strength of these reactions will vary, but for some, the result will have triggered some very powerful emotions. Whatever the experience, as we now move into the Parliamentary process, the discussions and reverberations, will continue.Read More
Breathe new life into the way your workplace thinks about mental health and wellbeing this Mental Health Week.
It’s Mental Health Week and this year we are being asked to reimagine mental health in a more positive light. Which seems like a great opportunity to celebrate wellbeing at work.
As a Mindful Employer, what can you do to improve wellness in your workplace?Read More
Perhaps it’s been on your ‘to do’ list for a while. You know the stats. You know that building a mentally healthy workplace is good for staff and good for business, but things have been so busy lately...
September 14 is RUOK day.
As people across Australia prepare to reach out and open a dialogue, why not use this RUOK day to develop a plan for your workplace?Read More