MateCheck – The Award-Winning Mental Health and Safety Platform

MateCheck specialise in mental health and safety in the workplace.  This unique and comprehensive platform has won numerous awards for its innovation and application to improving the health and safety of employees. MateCheck are bridging the crippling gap between employees who need support and don’t have access. Employees are provided immediate access to free and confidential supports at the touch of a button – no searching for phone numbers, no call …

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Mental health crisis deepens for emergency workers

At least five Victorian police officers, paramedics and firefighters are taking leave for psychological injuries every week, as new data shows worsening mental health among frontline staff. WorkSafe statistics obtained by Fairfax Media reveal the number of insurance claims for mental health injuries have surged 25 per cent in five years for emergency services personnel, with 305 claims lodged in 2015 alone. Psychological injuries now account for almost a quarter …

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Should workplaces be educating staff about mental illness?

The Sydney Morning Herald Mental illness costs Australian businesses more than $10 billion every year, with about 12 million days lost to reduced productivity annually, begging the question of why workplaces aren’t doing more to educate employees about the issue. Mental Health Recovery Institute chief executive Pedro Diaz said businesses were still trying to catch up with workplace mental health training. “In reality, mental health [education] in the workplace is about 20 …

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Sue Barnes Presenting on Employer’s Liability for Mental Health of Employees

Sue Barnes is a Partner with FCB Workplace Law and will be presenting on employer liability of employee’s mental health at the 16th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise from Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015. Sue has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer, the majority of those in workplace relations. She has acted for employers across numerous of industries including …

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Midsized business burnout and mental health policies

Article original title ‘Burning Out Midsized Companies’ published by Business News Brisbane 6 May 2015 Burnout has been singled out as the major threat to Australia’s mid-sized business leaders, with investment in mental health policies rather than salaries being key to counteracting this. Leaders spread too thin, over-competitive environments and technological advances have been highlighted out as driving this sector – which employs almost a quarter of all working Australians …

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