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Mental Health: How Does Melbourne Really Rate?

Edited by Jill Wright,

mental health: how does melbourne really rate?

There we are again, awarded the status of the world's most liveable city for the sixth year in a row. But as The Age's Karl Quinn points out, The Economist's Intelligence Unit makes its award from the perspective of business executives who might be relocated across the world. Quinn suggests that however good the coffee might be, for many Melbourne...

Popping pills in print

Edited by Jill Wright,

Having spent a good deal of my professional life writing daily and weekly columns in The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review, I can sympathise with the sort of pressure Lisa Pryor is under to produce something entertaining for her column in the Good Weekend (for which, as it happens, I used to write feature articles)....

Mental health in the workplace: worth supporting

Edited by Jill Wright,

mental health in the workplace: worth supporting

We couldn't help hoping, reading an article in one of the weekend newspapers this morning about the devastating effects on business of unresolved workplace conflicts - they can chew up 20 to 30 per cent of managers' and supervisors' time - that the Australian Psychological Society's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program gets the enthusiastic support of Australian employers. The fact is...