Practical ways to build psychological safety

October 28, 2020Leadership , Mental health, ,

There are few places where people spend as much time as the workplace; therefore it is understandable when employees do not only ask for better salaries but also request healthier environments. As a field, organisational psychology is focused on accomplishing improving the health and wellbeing within the workplace setting; it studies the workplace and focuses on providing the tools and techniques to improve its conditions. Organisational psychologists have proposed many strategies to tackle this issue, …

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Mental Health During a Pandemic

September 18, 2020Mental health, ,

How you respond to stress during the pandemic can depend on your background, your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors. Now we are in the midst of the pandemic mental health concerns are growing significantly.  Prior to the pandemic each day, at least six Australians died from suicide and a further thirty people will attempted to take their …

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Real Leaders Tell Stories

August 2, 2020Leadership , Mental health, ,

As a leader, there are many ways to improve and intensify influence on others. Storytelling is one of the best. When the right story is told at the right time, in the right way, it helps to create clarity and resolve. When storytelling is used properly it is a powerful tool to explain ideas, share knowledge, build a shared vision and settle conflicts peacefully. Storytelling addresses the emotions of people, not their logical mind. Storytelling …

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Mental Health in Australia

July 31, 2020Mental health, ,

Every day, at least six Australians die from suicide and a further thirty people will attempt to take their own life. Mental illness is very common. One in five Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. Mental illnesses can affect people’s thoughts, mood, behaviour or the way they perceive the world around them. A mental illness causes distress and affects the person’s ability to function at work, in relationships or in everyday …

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Talking About Mental Health

March 26, 2020Leadership , Mental health

The expression “PC” or “politically correct,” has entered the common vernacular around the globe, but can mean many different things. In some areas, it can mean the avoidance of potentially insulting or offensive slang terms, and in others, it can mean avoiding subjects entirely. For example, “we don’t talk about politics here” or “we don’t want to bring up mental health issues in front of him,” and so on. Unfortunately, there are some sensitive subjects …

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