Insight into How We Think

Thought-provoking articles, written by our founder, designed to challenge the way we think about mental health in the workplace.

The Hard Truth: Have you asked yourself these 3 questions to understand how mentally healthy your workplace is?

One of the reasons businesses don’t invest into mental health is because we have little to benchmark it against. Mental health has always been something we have tended to sweep under the rug. It wasn’t even until the early 1900’s that we stopped calling those with...

The Hard Truth: Are we ignoring the mental health of our high performers?

It was that time of year again – performance reviews. The managers were discussing the team’s work from throughout the year, talking through each employee, figuring out who was performing and who perhaps wasn’t. They had gone through most of the team with one employee...

The Hard Truth: We are trained to turn a blind eye to mental health, and how your business is going to take the brunt of it.

You see him. There he is. Staring at you, smiling with that big grin. You see the clip board. You see the backpack that sits only two metres away. You know who he is and what he is trying to sell. And, all of a sudden, you wish you went the other way.   The...

The Hard Truth: Mental health in the workplace isn’t about sympathy. It is about empathy.

When people see the words “mental health” in an article, hear it in a conversation, or see it in the agenda of their monthly meeting, there are generally three different types of responses from people. First, you have those who internally sigh, wish they could think...

The Hard Truth: Where organisations are going wrong in addressing mental health

Many of the organisations that I speak with, when I ask what they are doing to support mental health in their workplace, is met with a similar answer each time: EAP, wellness initiatives and, maybe if they are lucky, they’ve run some mental health awareness sessions....

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