According to UNSW research, there are a number of clear risk factors in a job that lead a person to develop mental health issues including people whose jobs are insecure- like those in the gig economy- increasing their likelihood to be under more stress than others (particularly if finances are an issue). Antidepressant consumption more
Last month, Jeff Kennett, the Beyondblue chairman called for performance bonuses of chief executives to be partially tied to the mental wellbeing of their employees, a proposal supported by the Business Council of Australia. Kennett’s proposal to make business leaders accountable for shaping mentally healthy workplaces has been reported as radical by some sections of
This week marks Mitchell Services 1st birthday. Mitchell Services is a start up business; partnering with organisations to cultivate diverse, inclusive and well workplaces. This is what we’ve achieved in under 12 months! 15 new clients* 1 corporate wellness assessment 3 diversity strategies* 7 inclusive leadership workshops* 115 mindfulness/ yoga sessions 1 HR strategy 15
Most people are generally optimistic about things that have turned out well for them in the past, or about things that have good associations for them. People can be optimistic about their lives and yet pessimistic about external world events. Optimism and pessimism can co-exist in individuals. I consider myself an optimist, but I
One of the first companies to launch a comprehensive workplace wellness program in Australia in 2001 was Unilever; focused on mental resilience, exercise and nutrition programs for senior executives. Key to the program was Return On Investment measures; assessing the effectiveness of the wellness program. Lancaster University was commissioned to conduct the study in 2003,
Since the beginning of human history, the human life cycle has been lived out many billion times. It may be assumed that from this accumulated experience, clear findings on human development would have evolved. This is not so. Traditional psychology has only been a formal discipline for approximately 100 years, focused on human development, mental and
With a lovely family long Easter weekend over, the next few weeks begins the daily juggle of kids and work commitments. School holidays are yearned for; to have everyone home and have a break from the routine of school and extra-curricula commitments. However, the reality for many is that managing 3 months of school holidays
Each one of are the same; the energy that flows through us radiates from the same centre.
Research shows that meditation increases positive emotions (Fredrickson, 2008).