Tips for Maintaining Positive Mental Health
If you're not feeling so positive, there are things you can do to make it easier to smile. Here are some quick tips that have been proven to help reduce depression and build a better outlook:
MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment. Using flashed diagrams and online exercises, MoodGYM teaches the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy – a proven treatment for depression. It also demonstrates the relationship between thoughts and emotions, and works through dealing with stress and relationship break-ups, as well as teaching relaxation and meditation techniques.
Employee Assistance Program
Manager Assist Program
PeopleSense: Through the Employee Assistance Program, staff and their immediate families are entitled to six sessions of counselling a year with experienced psychologists. Sessions are free of charge, confidential, one hour in duration and may be held face to face, via telephone or via Skype. Appointments can be made by telephoning 1300 307 912.
PeopleSense also offers the Manager Assist Program which is free of charge and provides support and guidance to school leaders and line managers on people management matters. Accessing the program does not impact any staff member’s employee assistance program counselling entitlements. To access the Manager Assist Program, please mention this when booking an appointment on 1300 307 912.
PeopleSense was named 2016 WA Business of the Year and WA Small Business of the Year at the Telstra Business Awards.
Phone: 1300 307 912 (free of charge)
Recent findings of both positive psychology and neuroscience hold the tantalising prospect that happiness can be enhanced by mental training. The World Happiness Forum, an international non-profit body, promotes dialogue on tools and techniques that can be drawn from science, psychology, philosophy, economics and religion for the enhancement of human happiness.
Beyondblue was established in the Australian context of the World Health Organization & projections of an increasing global burden caused by depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is predicted to be the leading cause of burden of disease by 2030, ahead of heart disease. Beyondblue takes a public health approach, which focuses on improving the health of the whole population, across the whole lifespan. Beyondblue work to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.