Tag Archives: mental health

Workplace mental illness costing Australia $60bn a year

Mental illness in the workplace is costing the economy $60 billion a year, claims a counsellor who specialises in treating business leaders. Gabriel Edwards (right) is the founder of Breathing Space Counselling Practice. She says senior management has a duty to make workplace mental health and wellbeing a priority. “CEOs …

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Ombudsman welcomes $5bn drought fund for farmers

Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the new $5 billion Future Drought Fund. The fund will help farmers prepare for future droughts in Australia. It was announced at the national drought summit in Canberra last month. The summit brought together state and federal governments, weather experts, …

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Want business success? Look after your mental health

For World Mental Health Day, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell reminded small business owners of the importance of mental wellbeing. “Today [Wednesday October 10] marks World Mental Health Day,” she said. “A timely reminder for Australian small businesses and family enterprises to assess their work practices …

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Good mental health critical to business success

Small-business operators have been urged to take as much care of their mental health and wellbeing as they do of cashflow and serving customers. The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has published online resources and links to raise awareness of wellbeing issues and warning signs. Ombudsman Kate Carnell says …

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