Date Posted: 26 November 2015
Mental health and the holidays
Christmas carols say it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’. A happy time with family and friends, BBQs, parties, presents and favourite foods. But if your 2015 has been tough, or you’re experiencing a mental illness, the approaching holidays might seem more dread than dream.
Date Posted: 9 November 2015
Seven ways to stay healthy while doing shift work
It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you’re doing shift work and working long hours away from home. Food can sometimes becomes something you scoff down without thinking about once you finally get the chance to eat. Exercise can be pushed way down the list of priorities. And if you’re working FIFO, those desserts in the mess can look mighty tempting after a long shift.
Date Posted: 27 August 2015
Eating well to achieve your goals
Eating well could be the missing link to achieving your goals. It’s time to find out how be nutritionally organised, find what works for you, and eat in a way that will have you kicking your life goals.
Date Posted: 29 June 2015
Downsizing to a slower approach to life
If you’ve been used to long hours and a busy lifestyle, slowing the pace of your life can be more challenging than you’d imagined. Head into this transition stage towards retirement with some planning and a positive approach.
Date Posted: 29 June 2015
6 quick ways to combat stress
Continual high stress is bad for your physical and mental health. The good news is it can be managed with some quick but effective methods. These include exercise, breathing deeply, chatting to a friend and reviewing the stress triggers in your life.
Date Posted: 28 June 2015
We’re All In This Together: Supporting a colleague returning to work after taking time out for a mental health break
Supporting each other is an effective way to help people through challenges in life, including mental health concerns. There are many ways you can help your colleagues, including making them feel welcome, offering practical support and encouraging them to seek help.
Date Posted: 30 March 2015
Five tips for a better work/life balance
It’s something we all struggle with, often on a daily basis: trying to juggle work with family time, getting enough sleep and still having time left over for your hobbies and interests. And for people working in the mining industry, especially if you’re doing shift work or you’re away from your family for long stretches of time, it becomes even more difficult. It’s little wonder that people who work in the mining industry have the highest reported level of work/life conflict in Australia.
Date Posted: 28 January 2015
I wish I knew that before I left
Thousands of people hit the road every day to live their dream of seeing as much of Australia as they can. Before setting out there are a number of things you should consider. We’ve listened to members stories and summarised their ‘pre-trip’ tips to make your journey easier.