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Feb 20

Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Quick Reference Guide

The benefits of a mentally healthy workplace are evident at multiple levels – individual and organisational. In addition to improving staff morale and engagement, they also result in few workplace conflicts and complaints. Poor mental health in Australia is estimated to cost employees approximately $10.9 billion every year in absenteeism, reduced productivity and compensation claims. … Continue reading Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – A Quick Reference Guide

24
Jan 20

Key Learnings from Mental Health Access & Quality in ED

As the issue of mental health access in ED continues to grow, Criterion brings together healthcare and ED professionals annually to find collaborative solutions and facilitate better patient care. We’ve extracted a few of the takeaways attendees gained from last year’s conference. You can view them below or download the high res version here:

13
Jan 20

Safe Work NSW’s Ian Firth on pending mental health policy changes

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Despite the growing focus on psychological health and safety in the workplace, AIHS says there are still significant gaps in policy and regulation.  This has sparked discussion with Safe Work Australia regarding legislative changes to ensure all jurisdictions are operating at the highest level. Ian Firth, State Inspector of SafeWork NSW, shed some light on … Continue reading Safe Work NSW’s Ian Firth on pending mental health policy changes

06
Jan 20

Mechanisms to support better mental health outcomes in ED

Emergency departments are often the initial point of care for people seeking mental-health assistance for the first time and for those requiring after hours care. Approximately 3.7% of all presentations to public hospital ED are mental health-related. We’ve put together a quick reference guide for some of the most effective mechanisms that can be used … Continue reading Mechanisms to support better mental health outcomes in ED

18
Nov 19

Fact Sheet: Mental Health in the Workplace

While one in three of us will experience mental illness at some point in our lives, there remains a pervasive stigma in the workplace preventing us from talking openly about our mental health. We compiled a fact sheet about the rates of mental health issues in the workplace, the associated cost and which industries are … Continue reading Fact Sheet: Mental Health in the Workplace

11
Nov 19

Crisis hubs to alleviate ED mental health strain

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More Australians are accessing mental health services than ever before and Emergency Departments are groaning with the weight of associated presentations.  Over the last four years emergency departments saw an increase of 20% in mental health presentations. This is not only a strain on under-resourced ED staff but also poses harmful consequences for patients.  Research … Continue reading Crisis hubs to alleviate ED mental health strain

07
Nov 19

The Cost of Care – Must-have early intervention & prevention strategies for first responders

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“What other job requires you to be in a constant state of hyper vigilance and alertness yet at the same time be a counsellor, a social worker, a lawyer, or a prison warden. What other profession authorizes you to take a person’s liberty, or potentially use deadly force, but then mandates that you attempt to … Continue reading The Cost of Care – Must-have early intervention & prevention strategies for first responders

08
Oct 19

Quick Reference Guide to Talking to Staff about their Mental Health

Nearly 70% of people are uncomfortable disclosing a mental illness to an employer; 35% said it wasn’t even a possibility. Of people taking sick leave due to depression, 40% hid the fact from their boss. If you notice changes in a colleague or employee, it’s important to have the conversation and let them know they … Continue reading Quick Reference Guide to Talking to Staff about their Mental Health