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Be The Change You Want To See

A friend came to see me the other day about a problem she is having at work. She is feeling frustrated with poor work processes, inadequate communication across the business, mental health awareness in the workplace and the impact these problems are having on the organisation.

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Supporting A Colleague With Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? When someone experiences bipolar disorder, it can feel like the brain’s brakes and accelerators are stuck; the out of control accelerator launching you into mania, the brakes grinding you down into the depth of depression.

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Anxious At Work?

For some people the workplace can be a minefield of anxiety and stress. There are the situations where you might expect some nerves, such a presentation to the CEO, or when a major deadline is looming. Sometimes we cruise through effortlessly, but at other times even the smallest issue can invoke extreme anxiousness.  Ever got caught in the negative thought spiral and had the energy drain out of you? Sleepless nights? Short fuse?

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Better Mental Health at Work: We’re in this Together!

Stress is the second most common cause of workplace compensation claims in Australia, after manual handling. And it’s that time of year when people might be feeling the pressure of juggling end of financial year workplace requirements with school holiday routine adjustments and the winter blues.

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How To Say “Actually, I’m Not OK”

September 10 marks R U OK? Day. It’s a day when people are reminded just how important it is to have a supportive conversation with others who may be struggling. What we don’t tend to focus on as much is how to respond to the “R U OK?” question. Aspect Group Psychologist, Yasmin Schaefer, shares her tips on how to respond honestly, next time someone asks you “R U OK?”, when you’re not.

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Key Reasons Why Your Organisation Needs a Mental Health Strategy

2020 will go down in history as a time where uncertainty collided with dramatic changes to our home lives and work environments. The COVID-19 pandemic has also created opportunities for organisations to address not only their employee’s work health and safety but their emotional well-being as well. On the surface, the need for a mental health strategy may seem obvious, but dig a little deeper and you may be surprised at how a comprehensive program can affect the mental health of your employees and their families. 

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How To Manage Stress In Times Of Uncertainty

The COVID-19 pandemic has added many new challenges to our lives, both at work and home. Right now we are faced with constant change and uncertainty. Here are some practical tips on how to manage your stress during these challenging times.

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Ways to Build Your Own Mental Resilience During Times of Uncertainty

Businesses around the world are starting to see the mental health effects associated with isolation and working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, we’ll be covering some of the talking points covered by Aspect Group Psychologist Yasmin Schaefer during her workplace talk on building mental resilience during times of uncertainty.

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COVID-19 workplace support: Managing stress in times of uncertainty

With mental health needs on the rise due to COVID-19, many organisations are looking for ways to proactively support employee health and safety and reduce psychological risk. In response, we’ve developed a digital program designed to protect the mental health of your employees throughout the pandemic.

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Leadership During a Crisis

There is little doubt that we are presently in uncertain times. Across our country – across the world – the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented challenges for everyone. The unknown, fluctuating and challenging environment we are operating in can make it very difficult for leaders to undertake their role appropriately.

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