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Opportunity Plus Struggle: Three Workplace Rules Peer Supporters Should Know

As a member of a team of nine peer supporters that supports a robust volunteer program, rich learning can happen when volunteers and new peer supporters join the team. The consensus of team members is, “We can’t do it without our volunteers!” Both volunteers and new hires bring broader perspectives, enthusiasm, and the uncomfortable but Read more

Mental health commissioner says staff being failed with ‘1970s-style’ HR programs

Survey of Australian workplaces finds almost three-quarters have no formal policy or procedure for managing staff mental health issues.  The national mental health commissioner, Prof Ian Hickie, has said workplaces rely too much on “1970s-style” HR programs to help staff in distress rather than implementing comprehensive mental health policies.

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