Without realising, you may have witnessed some of the signs of anxiety disorder in your team at work. As a people manager, how can you spot these signs and what can you do to have a healthy, supportive conversation with a staff member who may be dealing with anxiety?
It’s that time of year when we shine a light once more on the high prevalence of violence against women. Alarmingly, 61 women have been killed in Australia this year – more than one woman per week.
As we compare facial hair from the suave to the questionable this November, it’s worth reminding ourselves what this Movember thing is all about. The Movember Foundation was established to create a focus on men’s health. Now in its sixteenth year, Movember runs events in more than 20 countries and has had more than 5 million participants since its inception.
October is Mental Health Month, a time for everyone to increase their awareness and consider their own mental health. Getting a mental health check-up doesn’t have to be a big deal, its as easy as seeing your GP in the initial stages. In fact it’s the number one reason Australian’s visit their GP according to the Health of a Nation report by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
It’s that time of year again when we are reminded that mental health and suicide remain highly stigmatised issues to discuss both in and outside the workplace.
Thankfully, with the efforts of organisations such as R U OK?, we are much more open to talking about these issues.