Tag Archives: mental health

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How to create open conversations around mental health in the workplace

What is R U OK? day? R U OK? Day is an Australian national day that promotes open and positive conversations about mental health. While R U OK? Day is a yearly initiative throughout Australia, its goal is to foster positive mental health conversations all year round. Today, September 10th, 2020 marks national R U […]

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As a safety professional, do you face the same challenges as your peers?

We interviewed 60+ safety professionals within our community on the challenges faced with workplace health and safety. Do you compare notes with other safety professionals and how do you benchmark against the expert-led leaders in safety? Well… take comfort in the fact that we’ve done the research for you and have answers. Top 3 challenges […]

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Mental Health is Indispensable in the Workplace

World Mental Health Day – 10/10 October 10th marks World Mental Health Day. What better time to remind ourselves how much mental health matters in a health and safety context? There are various steps you can take to make your workplace an example of both good safety and good health practices. Mental health is an undeniable […]

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Don’t forget to ask #RUOK? A conversation could change a life

R U OK? It’s a simple question, but it can be a tough one to ask. How Australia is asking R U OK? Its the 10th National Day of Action, for R U OK? But every day should be an R U OK? day. Since 2009, the RUOK?DAY movement has fast become one of the most […]

Christmas silly season increases business risks

Who are you killing just to hear the phrase – ‘We’re killing it!!’ 

You’d have to be Dr. Seuss’ Grinch to hate Christmas. What could be better than a Christmas lunch, presents, and the general excitement of the festive period? While Christmas is an exciting time of year, it can also be an exhausting and draining one for employees as consumer activity and workloads spike 15% or more. […]

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This workplace initiative helps men embrace wellness

A new health and safety initiative in Canada is targeted at men working in high-risk industries, helping them adopt wellness habits that translate into safer practices and more harmonious workplaces. Wellness is the next greatest thing in business, and it has a symbiotic relationship with WHS or Work Health and Safety in general. With wellness being a […]

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New Safe Work Reports: Mental Health is Indispensable in the Workplace

When thinking about workplace health and safety, what usually comes to mind are things like heavy machinery or complicated security protocols. Most people’s thoughts don’t immediately jump to mental health. Back in June, we made the case for why business managers should prioritize a more holistic approach to health and safety and the advantages of both a wellness and a financial standpoint. […]

Today, don’t forget to ask #RUOK?

Since 2009, the RUOK?DAY movement has fast become one of the most recognizable movements of the modern era. When you consider just how far suicide prevention has come; from something rarely discussed, to a staple of the modern health conversation; it’s really quite remarkable just how influential movements like this really are. And so they should be. According […]

How making oil rig workers cry created an 84% reduction in incidents

In 1997, Shell began work on the world’s deepest offshore oil rig; Ursa. This monster of a project would cost $1.45 billion and stand 48 stories tall. The men who worked on this project were no strangers to workplace injuries and death; it had all become part of the job. If someone died, they were afforded […]

Why a mentally healthy workplace equals a profitable workplace

[The following article references data available on the Headsup website] If you ask somebody what types of things are involved in workplace health and safety, often one of the last things that come to mind is mental health. Now if you think that mental health shouldn’t be something that business owners should have to worry […]