Workplace bullying is defined as repeated and unreasonable behaviour that is directed towards a worker or a group of workers that creates a risk to health and safety.
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Business Leaders of organisations of 50 to 500 people –
I guarantee to help you with ensuring
Your employees are psychologically safe
They feel free to contribute ideas, admit and learn from their mistakes and ask for help when they need it.
You reduce the costs of absenteeism, staff turnover, compensation claims and insurance premiums.
Meanwhile you will maximise your ROI from investing in my services.
You are fulfilling your legal duty to reduce and eliminate risks to employees' psychological health.
Additionally, you are able to identify hazards and assess their associated risks in your organisation.
WorkSafe Victoria says
“Employers have a responsibility to ensure employees stay safe at work and return home every day. If you don’t take care of your employees, we’ll make sure you do.”
Mentally Healthy Humans
We need to create psychologically safe workplaces where people and the bottom line thrive
Tragically, there’s an enormous lack of understanding about mental health conditions in our society.
And we tend to avoid things we don’t understand and become frightened of what we can’t see.
Because of our avoidance and fear, people are dying. People are experiencing such isolation, shame and desperation, they are making the irreversible decision to end their own lives.
Thankfully, many do not make this choice. Instead, they suffer in silence. They put on false smiles and say everything is OK. They alter aspects of their lifestyles – like avoiding social situations – to be able to cope with the overwhelming feelings of depression and anxiety.
It's time to end the suffering and save lives.
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Many of my clients say that having a mentally healthy workplace sounds like a good idea, yet they struggle to know what exactly this looks like. So let me explain …
Employees with a diagnosed mental health condition may need some changes to their workload, schedule, or the working environment in order that they may remain at work and be productive. Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, employers are required to make changes to the workplace to enable someone with a mental health condition to remain at or return to work on the proviso that they can continue to meet the core requirements of their role.
Each year, Mothers’ Day evokes poignant memories for me. I spent my first Mothers’ Day as a mother in a psychiatric facility for women with Postnatal Depression. On admission, I was told the average stay was four weeks. Naively I thought I would be out of there after only a couple of weeks of good sleep and better rest during the day.
On Sunday April 18th, the Hawthorn and Melbourne football clubs played for the annual Beyond Blue Cup at the MCG here in Melbourne.
Part 2 of my conversation with Melinda Schneider about Depression. We talk about the need to reduce the stigma of mental health conditions in our society and how to notice when it might be time to see a health professional.