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Stress at work – destigmatising mental health issues in the workplace

The importance of destigmatising mental health issues in the workplace.

Whatever happened to Aussie resilience?

resilience_and_stress_300_no_download.pngI remember a time when a bloke cutting timber nicked himself and stopped the bleeding with electrical tape. It wasn’t so long ago that my wife delivered our seventh child unaided and unmedicated, like all the births before it. Have we become less resilient, less tough, less strong or is it something else?

Stress is the opposite of resilience. Tough times come, harsh events hammer us and we cannot maintain our strength in the face of it. We are worn down. Or if we have not changed, then our environment must have. I make this assumption because stress is now the number one claim in the health insurance industry, costing twice as much as back injury.


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Stress at work – destigmatising mental health issues in the workplace