Laughter the underestimated antidote for struggling communities

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
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Increasing our daily dose of laughter is key to fighting the rising toll of depression, especially in the wake of recent crises around the nation, a Griffith researcher has found. Griffith University adjunct lecturer in Suicidology and stand-up comedian for more than 20 years Mark McConville, has recently returned from an outback tour of his […]

Mental health of emergency services personnel and HRM: preliminary findings

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The results of a survey conducted by researchers at the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing with 272 Australian paramedics has revealed the invaluable role of family, friends and work supervisors’ support as they go about their job. With three years’ funding from the Australia Research Council Linkage program (LP160100004) and industry partners United Voice (QLD and NT branches) and the Ambulance […]

The stigmatisation of stress and mental health in the workplace

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The idea of being able to deal with stress and mental health issues in the workplace is not a new concept to researchers and academics, but according to Dr Amanda Biggs of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, the stigma for the average worker is still very real. “Admitting to feeling stressed at the […]