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Mental wellness

Strengthen the minds & bodies of your employees with yoga

I’ve always been active. My school years were filled with various sports including netball, tennis and athletics, and I even pursued a degree in exercise science. However, the toll of years of intense activity caught up with me in my early 20s while living in the UK. Chronic back pain ...
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Wellness trends

Why ‘Right to Disconnect’ laws won’t be enough

By guest contributor: Dr Kristy Goodwin, Neuro-Performance Scientist Research confirms what many are experiencing first-hand- stress and burnout. Rates of stress and burnout are increasing in Australia and globally amongst employees and leaders (see the latest State of Workplace Burnout 2024 Report). Tackling this issue will be paramount in 2024 ...
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Career

7 trends transforming organisational wellbeing in 2024

By Katrina Johnston, Director, Wellness Designs In recent years, supporting employee wellbeing has transitioned from a ‘nice-to-have’ to business critical. As we navigate a period of ongoing change and uncertainty, we also must continue to evolve our approach. So what will shape the landscape of wellbeing at work for 2024 ...
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Mental wellness

Is the Right to Disconnect a total disconnect?

Authored by: Transitioning Well In theory, the concept of allowing workers to disconnect sounds like the right thing to do. As long-term advocates for mentally healthy workplaces, the importance  of disconnection is not new to us. We know that constant connectivity (or hyperconnectivity) can affect an employee’s life-work balance and mental ...
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Wellness trends

Do we need to rethink workforce wellbeing?

By Katrina Johnston, Director, Wellness Designs The recent buzz on LinkedIn and in the media surrounding the University of Oxford’s research claiming “workplace wellbeing programs are a waste of time” might have left you questioning the value of your organisation’s efforts. Let’s set the record straight. Frankly, such headlines are ...
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Diversity and Wellbeing

Working carers: an overlooked group in your DEI and wellbeing strategy

By guest contributor: Mary Breheny, Associate Professor of Health Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington The Australian Carer Wellbeing Survey 2022 unveiled some eye-opening facts: Only 69% of carers are active in the labour force, and many are struggling to work as much as they’d like. Shockingly, less than half ...
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