Grow a ‘mo’ to change the face of men’s health

November is upon us, which means many of the men in our lives will be donning noteworthy facial hair in an effort to raise funds for men’s health, improving quality of life, and preventing suicide.

Since its humble beginning in 2003 when Travis Garone and Luke Slattery met up for a beer in Melbourne, Movember has grown to include 21 countries and millions of supporters – all with the mission of reducing the number of preventable deaths of men across ...

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Is it time to take a break?

In effort to finish projects, meet deadlines, or get ahead of the ever-growing to do list, many employees are no longer taking regular breaks. Despite most of us knowing that breaks are vital for work productivity and performance, taking them continues to be a struggle in most workplaces. This in turn can have a negative impact on our wellbeing and stress levels. To improve your wellbeing at work, and perhaps that of your co-workers, why not have a go at ...

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Mental Health Month: Take action this October

Mental Health Month is an annual event to raise awareness of mental health, reduce the stigma and discrimination against people living with mental illness, and promote positive wellbeing in the community.

We know that even the most resilient person can be affected by life events, tragedy or stress, and that one in five Australians are living with a mental health condition, most notably anxiety or depression.

Forty five percent of Australians will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime, so either ...

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365 days of R U OK?

Real struggles are experienced by real people, every day, and although Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK Day are behind us for another year, we need keep having meaningful conversations in our workplaces and wider communities.

We’ve compiled a few ways we can keep up the good work all year round:

–   Make time to catch up with mates in person.
–   Keep an eye out for others and voice your concerns if you notice a change.
–   Practice ...

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OzHelp named ACT Telstra Social Change Maker of the Year

OzHelp is honoured to have received the 2019 ACT Telstra Social Change Maker Award.

This recognition as a ‘social change maker’ comes at a time when change is very much needed to stem the growing rates of suicide and mental ill health in Australia. In 2017, Australian Bureau of Statistics data reported an average of 8 deaths by suicide in Australia each day, 6 of whom are men. The impacts of suicide, mental illness and personal crises have far reaching impacts for ...

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Suicide prevention: The vital role of wellbeing

This week, Australia’s focus is on preventing suicide. Suicide Prevention Day (10th September) and R U OK Day (12th September) are days designed to shine a light on the issue of suicide, encourage people to notice the signs, and check in with those at risk. Knowing what might put a person at risk of suicide is an important start in suicide prevention, but it’s also vital to understand the preventative measures that individuals can focus on to keep ...

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OzHelp calls for increased focus on employee mental health and wellbeing

MEDIA RELEASE

OzHelp Foundation, one of Australia’s leading providers of workplace wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention services, is calling upon business leaders to place a focus on protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of employees and communities.

OzHelp Foundation Acting CEO Jenny Permezel, said that days such as World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), and R U OK? Day (12 September) provide the perfect opportunity for workplaces to shine a light on factors impacting on mental health and wellbeing.

“Suicide prevention ...

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OzHelp CEO joins Perpetual Stanford Study Tour

OzHelp Chief Executive Officer, Darren Black, will join ten CEOs of Australian not-for-profit organisations participating in a week-long study tour at the Stanford Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) next week.

The CEO study tour is hosted by Perpetual as part of its partnership with Stanford to build the capacity of the non-profit sector in Australia. The tour aims to facilitate peer to peer learning between the participating CEOs who will have the rare chance spend five days learning ...

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Keeping Fit for Work

Most of us know that exercise is good for our physical health, improves our physique, and adds years to our lives. But exercise has other benefits too such as relieving stress in your body, nurturing your mental health, and boosting your immune system– all of which help your wellbeing at work.

Exercise boosts your alertness and energy by increasing the amount of blood flow your brain receives. You’ll feel more awake at work, have stronger memory connections in your brain, and ...

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Make Every Bite Count

It’s important to fuel your body right. Some of us need to be physically strong, others need a clear head, and all of us need energy. Whatever you need your body to do, it’s essential to know that what you eat and drink massively impacts your health and wellbeing.

August is Tradies National Health Month, and an ideal time for everyone to take a look at their diet. If you aren’t looking after your body as well as you could, ...

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