Workplace Bullying: A New Trend or an Old Problem Gaining Attention?

By Judith Lindenberger, President, The Lindenberger Group. “One office bully will email me and our boss and ask what they should do, excluding me. The other bully’s tactics are so subtle I can’t put my finger on it. The two bullies whisper in front of me and certain words are said in a heightened tone.” If you have experienced similar behavior, you’re not alone. The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) reports that “35% …

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Young women are suffering a mental health crisis

Originally published by The New Daily, 8 September 2015 New evidence has revealed that young women suffer staggering rates of sleeplessness is reportedly symptomatic of a far deeper, more troubling problem of mental health decline being ignored by the system. On Monday, a study by Roy Morgan Research revealed that twice the percentage of women (16%) suffered from insomnia than men (8%). Of all age groups, the greatest difference was among young …

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Tips on managing everyday stress

National Psychology Week is taking place from 10 to 16 November 2013. National Psychology Week (NPW) is an APS initiative that aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives. Each November, hundreds of Australian psychologists across the country run NPW events such as community festivals, workshops, forums, seminars, presentations, teas, and displays to highlight psychology and its contribution …

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Australia’s first national e-mental health online portal

Australia’s first national e-mental health online portal has been launched today by the Federal Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Mark Butler MP. Called mindhealthconnect, this government portal will enable instant access to a variety of clinically-endorsed mental health information, support and therapies. As pioneers in the field of eHealth, Black Dog Institute researchers played a key advisory role in the development of mindhealthconnect. “We know that more and more …

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