Why inability to cope with uncertainty may cause mental health problems
Not knowing is an uncomfortable experience. As human beings, we are naturally curious. We seek to understand, predict and control – it helps us learn and it keeps us safe. Uncertainty can feel dangerous because we cannot predict with complete confidence what will happen. As a result, both our hearts and minds may race. WhileRead More
Workers too scared to take mental health leave
Mental health leave is becoming increasingly common yet more than half of workers are too scared to take it. Two thirds of jobseekers surveyed by SEEK feel society has become more accepting of workers taking a mental health day to deal with conditions such as depression, burn out or anxiety. Still, 55 per cent haveRead More
Working together to reduce the risk to boaters suffering dementia
The 4th annual Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at the Star Gold Coast. Mr Adrian Sinclair, Detective Sergeant with Victoria Police joins us at the Conference to present ‘Working together to reduce the risk to boaters suffering dementia’. Dementia factors relating to missing personsRead More
The Layman’s Lived Experience of Mental Illness: Damaged Goods or Better Than Ever?
The stigma of mental illness remains unacceptably alive and well at the organisational and individual level. One person and one conversation at a time we can change the perception to understand that mental illness doesn’t discriminate based on sex, race, religion, education or income. Indeed understanding mental health is as important as knowing your company’sRead More