The True Financial Impact Of Mental Health At Work

There is growing evidence of the global impact of mental illness. Mental health problems are among the most important contributors to the burden of disease and disability worldwide. Five of the 10 leading causes of disability worldwide are mental health problems. It can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race or social status. Furthermore, predictions indicate that there will be a dramatic increase ...

2018-08-08T09:18:19+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|

How Many Mental Health First Aiders Does A Company Need?

We often get asked at the Career Development Centre, how many Mental Health First Aiders do we need in our workplace? The reality is that this isn’t a simple question to answer, however we do recommend that you have at least the same amount of Mental Health First Aiders in your workplace as you do ...

2018-06-13T14:19:40+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

Suicide – Let’s Talk About It

The death by suicide of Kate Spade, Fashion Designer, dominates the news.  Such a sad loss of life. When the media reports another death by suicide I see people making heartfelt comments expressing their shock and sending messages of support to families.  I imagine them reading the article and feeling sadness for all involved, expressing ...

2018-06-07T10:31:52+00:00 June 7th, 2018|

The Pressure Return To Work Mums Face

Returning to work after being at home with your children can be a somewhat daunting transition for many mums. Whether you have been a stay at home mum for 6 months, 6 years or 16 years, the thought of re-entering the workplace can feel overwhelming. We place a great deal of pressure on ourselves.  We ...

2018-05-02T18:11:51+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

Do I Need A Digital Coach For My Business?

When you make the decision to start a new business, you will undoubtedly have a lot on your mind in regards to finances, overheads, resources and staffing, let alone setting up your website and relevant digital channels. The thought of both creating and then promoting your new business online may send a shiver down your ...

2018-03-27T14:44:40+00:00 March 27th, 2018|

3 Tips For Parents Offering Their Children Career Advice

Parents play a significant role in supporting their teenagers to make informed decisions about their career pathways. Traditionally, career counselling services for students was geared towards identifying an appropriate career destination and providing job market information. Those days are gone………. As the world of work demands more flexible work identities, narrow and linear forms of ...

2018-03-21T12:55:10+00:00 March 21st, 2018|

Top Reasons To Use Career Transition & Outplacement Services

Whether your company is going through redundancies, a restructure, a change of location or a downsize, it is a smart decision to use an experienced external party to assist with the movement of staff. Trained career transition and outplacement specialists offer professional services which are designed to provide tailored career counselling & transition services to ...

2018-03-13T14:07:36+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

Mentally Well Workplaces In RTO’s – What Does It Mean?

"This doesn’t apply to us, we don’t have anyone with a mental illness here!" Sounds appalling doesn’t it …. “Mentally Well Workplaces” … but what does it really mean? Surely all this wishy-washy attention on feeling good, being supported and emotional health isn’t something that sits well within the land of private training providers. Registered ...

2018-02-27T15:24:45+00:00 February 26th, 2018|

The Need For More Mental Health Training In Australian Businesses   

Mental Health First Aid In Workplaces According to an Australian Bureau of Statistics study 45% of Australians between the ages of 16-85 will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. It is also estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year and work related mental stress Workers Compensation claims ...

2018-02-16T12:55:49+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Re-thinking Your Career?

You have reached the grand age of around 45 - 55, you have raised your children, you have spent the last however many years running the kids to and from sport, school functions, swimming lessons and the list goes on and on. Suddenly they are becoming more independent and you stop and think… What about ...

2018-02-14T14:34:22+00:00 February 14th, 2018|