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Preparing for a mentally healthy workplace in 2021

Blog The beginning of a new year is the right time to think about what type of environment you would like to build for your organisation before the year’s end. 2020 has created both good and bad change in the workplace – [...]

Preparing for a mentally healthy workplace in 20212020-12-11T16:41:22+10:00

Are you worried about the mental health of someone you know?

Blog There is no doubt it's been a tough year. Our latest research tells us that, while the year's events have boosted productivity and connection, the number of workers who experienced a mental health condition has increased by 8.9 percent up to [...]

Are you worried about the mental health of someone you know?2020-12-11T16:40:43+10:00

Three tools to get your groove back

Blog Forget 'normal' and use these three simple tools to get your groove back. ‘New normal’, ‘COVID normal’, ‘better normal’…. all phrases that have well and truly passed their used by date in 2020. There is no normal way to do [...]

Three tools to get your groove back2020-12-15T11:33:13+10:00

What a year it’s been

Blog I usually get to the end of a year feeling immensely proud of what my team has achieved but this year, I’m also celebrating just getting through the year at all! The way the SuperFriend team have conducted themselves [...]

What a year it’s been2020-12-08T16:23:58+10:00

PC Inquiry into Mental Health: What does it mean for super and insurance?

Blog The highly anticipated final report from the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health, and National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Interim Report to the Prime Minister have both recently been published. Both reports recognise the need for an improved mental health system with [...]

PC Inquiry into Mental Health: What does it mean for super and insurance?2020-11-24T13:47:23+10:00

Trust + Respect = Actions not words

Blog Reflections on positive actions that build connectedness and an inclusive culture. Trust and respect are built from a leader’s many actions. Stating the words “I trust you” and then micro-managing to task implies exactly the opposite. “I trust you” is [...]

Trust + Respect = Actions not words2020-10-29T19:00:04+10:00

NEW RESEARCH: Mental health of workers in 2020 – the unexpected results

Blog SuperFriend has just released the results of its national workplace mental health study, revealing some surprising positive outcomes from 2020s challenges - including an improved national score. The survey of over 10,000 people showed clear benefits for those at organisations taking action related [...]

NEW RESEARCH: Mental health of workers in 2020 – the unexpected results2020-10-27T18:02:31+10:00

8 tips for riding COVID’s second wave

Blog There are a few 'c-words' that are universally disliked, but 'COVID' is definitely the frontrunner. Why? Well, apart from the fact that COVID stinks, for some reason it's taken this crisis for us to learn some very human lessons. Whether in [...]

8 tips for riding COVID’s second wave2020-10-14T19:44:36+10:00

The 11 most impactful actions for improving worker wellbeing

Blog With so many actions available to improve the mental wellbeing of your workers, employers can quickly become overwhelmed and find it difficult to prioritise which are most appropriate for their organisation. The latest Indicators of a Thriving Workplace research, Australia’s largest [...]

The 11 most impactful actions for improving worker wellbeing2020-10-13T15:44:59+10:00

Looking after your mental health when you’re out of work

Blog While you’re out of work, there are some simple practices you can adopt to make this period of your life much easier for yourself and your family. Developing a sense of self ‘What do you do?’ is a question you’re probably asked [...]

Looking after your mental health when you’re out of work2020-10-07T05:57:43+10:00

Making the most of it – ways to spend your time when you’re out of work

Blog It can be stressful to be in a job or industry where work isn’t guaranteed or if it dries up altogether. COVID-19 has also created a level of uncertainty around the future of work for many people, particularly casual workers. If you do [...]

Making the most of it – ways to spend your time when you’re out of work2020-10-07T12:30:37+10:00

Personal issues are workplace issues

Blog Just as issues at work can impact on our personal lives (relationships, stress levels, time etc) we can also bring all the personal issues we are dealing with at home to work. And while employers don’t own those issues – [...]

Personal issues are workplace issues2020-10-27T09:18:54+10:00

A systems approach to good work design

Blog Good work design has three main aims: protecting workers from harm, improving their health and wellbeing and transforming the business through increased worker productivity.  Work design looks at four workplace elements: the work, work systems, the physical working environment, and the workers [...]

A systems approach to good work design2020-10-07T11:31:02+10:00

Staying productive when working from home

Blog With more than half the workforce working from home at least part of the time, it’s important to make sure this time is spent well.  Working from home has grown as an option over the past decade, making it a legitimate [...]

Staying productive when working from home2020-10-06T22:25:21+10:00

Other bushfire support resources

Blog Have you been directly affected by the bushfires? Australian Government mental health support for Australians affected by the 2019-20 bushfires Information for Australians who have been affected by bushfires Taking care of yourself and others Helping colleagues through loss and hard times What to [...]

Other bushfire support resources2020-10-07T09:37:49+10:00

Your leadership responsibilities during a crisis

Blog As a leader, your legal responsibilities in a crisis include: Keeping people physically and emotionally safe, communicating, monitoring changing needs, leadership, and getting people back to work – which includes providing support and flexibility. It IS your responsibility as an [...]

Your leadership responsibilities during a crisis2020-10-06T10:46:03+10:00

Claims management – best practice framework and support

Resources SuperFriend is uniquely positioned at the juncture of the superannuation, life insurance and mental health sectors to help maximise the number of Australians reaching a happy and healthy retirement. The insurance provided through our superannuation funds is critically important in supporting this [...]

Claims management – best practice framework and support2020-12-01T12:09:36+10:00

Looking after yourself as a leader

Blog If you’ve travelled on a plane, you’ll know the flight attendant’s safety briefing: brace positions, emergency exits, and remember to put on your own oxygen mask first. The reason we’re told this is because you can’t help others if you’re running low on oxygen. [...]

Looking after yourself as a leader2020-10-06T10:46:09+10:00

Plan for stress as a team

Blog Stress is the body’s reaction to adverse or demanding situations. In the workplace, among other factors, this can take the form of demanding workload, lack of control, poor working conditions, or the breakdown of working relationships. Chronic or repeated exposure to these stressors [...]

Plan for stress as a team2020-10-07T11:33:04+10:00
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