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ARTICLES

Investigation: Mindfulness
Gabrielle Lis | Meditation and mindfulness are often conflated but they’re not the same. We clarify the muddy waters, then dive into the research on potential benefits and risks of mindfulness-based interventions in RTW and workers’ comp.... read more >>
Jokes, bullying and RTW
Lara Forth | Lara felt bullied by her case manager and colleagues when she returned to work - even when they were "just joking". Read her story to see how these attitudes very nearly jeopardised her recovery.... read more >>
Angry nurses have more MSDs - and there's a link to social demands / support
Gabrielle Lis | Nurses who think they offer their colleagues more support than they get in return are more likely to be angry, and develop an MSD, than those who describe a fair balance.... read more >>
Fear, expectation and back pain - the evidence
Friyana Bhabha | Knowing what psychosocial factors affect recovery from low back pain can help target employee interventions... read more >>
 

Industry News

Superfriend to men AND women
Published on May 20, 2019 | Sarah Guthleben from Equip Super, workplace health expert Niki Ellis and mental health campaigner Mitch Wallis will join the board of workplace wellbeing advocate Superfriend, bringing the board close to an equal gender split.... read more >>
Worker wellbeing increases with age
Published on May 20, 2019 | While many of us look back on our younger selves with some degree of envy - that waistline! those smooth and rosy cheeks! - who amongst us really wants to be young again? The drama, the uncertainty, the angst: ugh, no thanks.... read more >>
GP e-learning opportunity on occupational cancer
Published on May 20, 2019 | Do you work with GPs who would benefit from learning more about occupational cancer? The Cancer Council has developed an e-learning module to increase GP’s awareness of workplace carcinogens and cancers.... read more >>
Baby boomers need same workplace supports, chronic disease or no
Published on May 20, 2019 | Flex-time and tele-work  benefit older workers with chronic disease and those without, according to research published by the Institute of Work and Health (IWH) in Canada. According to IWH Senior Scientist Dr.... read more >>
Are we all sleeping on the job?
Published on May 06, 2019 | Australian health and wellbeing technology company WorkScore has released new research claiming that almost 40% of 8,800 workers surveyed report losing sleep because of work stress. According to the research, workers who sleep less than 6 hours a night work more, have higher stress levels and lower energy compared to workers who get the recommended 7-9 hours.... read more >>