1 in 5 employees is likely to be experiencing a mental health condition at any given time. This week on Brainwaves, the team talks to Nick Arvanitis, head of Research and Resource Development at beyondblue. We chat about beyondblue’s new Heads Up initiative, which promotes mentally healthy workplaces for both employers and employees. For more information about Heads Up, you can visit www.headsup.org.au.
This week is Mental Health Week, and in honour of this years theme – “Where To From Here?” – the Brainwaves team speaks to Phil Crooks from Senswide Employment. For many people, wellness and recovery goes hand in hand with meaningful employment. Phil chats about what it’s like for people with mental illness to find employment through a disability employment service.
Feel free to contact Senswide for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03)86207155.
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Brendan talks about his own experience of looking for employment and the team discuss the issue of stigma and exclusion when looking for paid work.
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Ben and Katelin interview David Parker from JobCo, a not-for-profit employment service that offers help and training to get people with mental illness back into the workforce. JobCo :: Employment service for people with disabilities
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