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Managing mental health in the workplace

Edited by Jill Wright,

managing mental health in the workplace

Almost half of the population will experience a mental disorder at some stage in their lifetime, with one in five Australians experiencing mental illness in the last twelve months. For managers and employers, this means that chances are you will be supervising employees with these kinds of issues at some point, and highlights the importance of fostering a positive workplace...

EAP in the 21st Century

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eap in the 21st century

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are well recognised services that assist employees and employers manage psychological difficulties that affect work, but may be social, familial or work related.  Taking a holistic psycho-social view of employees is an important step to happier and healthier workplaces.  EAPs are work base early intervention approaches aimed at preventing or early intervention and identifying and resolving...

Workplace Wellbeing (EAP)

Edited by Jill Wright,

workplace wellbeing (eap)

It is well known in performance psychology that in order to perform well one needs to be able to recover well.   For any individual to bring their best to the company they work for, two things are required:  They need to be highly skilled at what they do and  They have to be willing to share their assets with...

Unhappy marriages bad for health ... and business

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unhappy marriages bad for health ... and business

Psychologists call it "spillover" - the transferring of experiences from one domain to another. A new theoretical model based on data in an ongoing 2008 study suggests that marital interaction is a predictor of outcomes in both an individual's physical and mental health and his or her work outcomes. Essentially, the work by the School of Family Life at Brigham...