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|

Malcolm Turnbull & Bill Shorten – Do You Understand Emotional Intelligence?

In this video blog, we reach out Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten,  and ask, "are you listening"? They both preach the importance of understanding and displaying Emotional Intelligence, yet they rarely, if ever, display it themselves! For once, try collaborating in a respectful and professional way, for the good of our Nation! Watch more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ5fncx-NmE ...

2018-02-09T12:18:15+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Ensuring That You Enrol Students In The Correct Course

Enrolling a student should not be about making a sale! We are all aware that the VET sector took a significant beating over the past three years and this created a negative impact on the sector.  Whilst we are aware of the contributing factors, it is timely for us to take the lead and show ...

2018-02-08T14:32:13+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

The Jobseeker model MUST change

I cannot stay quiet any longer! Today I saw another client who was anxious, visibly upset and desperate for help.  Whilst as a career counsellor I am not supposed to become emotionally involved, I cannot help but ask, 'where are we going wrong with our current job active/seeker model?' My client was a male (let’s call ...

2018-01-15T16:20:06+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

8 Reasons You Need To Make An Immediate Career Change in 2018!

Are you dreading the thought of returning to work in 2018? Throughout the festive season many of us use the spare time to unwind and reflect on the previous year whilst assessing career goals and working out whether we are happy in our current workplace.  This is the time many people make the decision that ...

2018-01-04T08:28:47+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|

Sell Yourself! The Art of Self-Marketing

One of the most effective ways to enhance your career is self market yourself! Why do some people find it so easy to talk about their accomplishments, acknowledge their skills and enjoy the challenge of selling themselves through a resume, cover letter and interview?  And others shrink at the very thought of expressing themselves in ...

2017-12-12T07:16:15+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

The Emotional Effects of Redundancy

For many people only bereavement or divorce is more devastating than losing your job. As with bereavement it can be common to move through stages such as shock, anger, denial and depression.  Our responses are often highly emotional and, depending upon how the company handles it, the emotional effects can last for years. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s ...

2017-11-29T16:37:01+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

8 Tips For Choosing The Right Training Course

So, you’ve made the decision, you need to upskill or retrain in order to progress, change or start your career. Now the crucial part, how do you choose? With so much bad press recently the training industry in Australia feels like a minefield of uncertainty with students signing up for courses they are not suited ...

2017-11-22T11:01:15+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Employee Assistance Programs for Mental Health Professionals

If You Are A Mental Health Professional, Do You Need An Employee Assistance Program? Who will care for you? As mental health practitioners we can be pretty poor at caring for our own mental health.  As empathic and caring individuals we often overlook our own needs to take care of others and don’t realise how much ...

2017-11-20T19:10:21+00:00 November 20th, 2017|