SANE@Work 2016

No two workplaces are the same. If you’re a trucking company, a library, a government department or a construction crew, your employees will have unique needs when it comes to workplace health and safety.

Mental health is no different. So for Mental Health Week 2016, we’re offering a curated suite of resources to suit your workplace.

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Sarah Earnshaw
Managing anxiety in the workplace

For some people the workplace can be a minefield of anxiety and stress. A task or situation that’s a ‘sinch’ for you may be spine-chilling for someone else.

Think of a presentation to your CEO. It might make you feel uncomfortable. It might be scary. But for one of your colleagues this situation could trigger their anxiety.

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Sarah Earnshaw
Self Awareness: A Skill of Choice

When we come to work we bring our whole self, and there will be times when we are a little below the top of our game. Our workplace interactions, whether with our colleagues or an external party, are necessary and form an integral part of any work we do. Increasing our self awareness can help us to improve our control over how we respond in all interactions.

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Sarah Earnshaw
Make Christmas work for you

Love it or loathe it, it’s that time of year again, where Carols are piped relentlessly through shop sound systems, shopping centre car parks are jammed, our to-do list seems endless and queues to see Christmas Lights go to eternity.

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Sarah Earnshaw
The way we think about work is broken

I’d like to introduce you to Joe. Joe recently started a new job with a successful construction firm with great promotion prospects. He’s excited about this new career opportunity. After a week on the job, Joe broke his leg while playing in a weekend hockey match. He needed an operation to insert screws into the broken bones and a couple of weeks off work for recovery after surgery. He returned to work in a ‘moon-boot’, which had to be worn for several weeks.

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Sarah Earnshaw
Mind and Body – Inextricably Connected

A cartoon landed in my inbox recently, which had me chuckling, writes Eliza Oakley, Manager of the Mindful Employer program.

A doctor asks a patient, Have you experienced any stressful situations recently? to which the patient replies, ‘Yes, my stress is called Life’.

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Sarah Earnshaw