Author: ASWA Wellness Team

Sep
07

10 ways to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Never before have we needed to be more aware of our own mental state, in addition to that of those who are in our work community. Our staff members, colleagues, partners, peers, suppliers, and, most importantly, our customers are all human, just like ourselves. It’s imperative that we protect the mental health of ourselves and of one another, […]

By ASWA Wellness Team | Workplace health and wellbeing
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Aug
16

How workplace wellness is being redefined

Facilitating the growth of emotional intelligence through mindfulness results in positive outcomes, like better mental health, overall life satisfaction and greater wellbeing of individuals and work teams. Here’s an inspiring example of how Stephanie Jenkins, one of our Diploma of Wellness Leadership Program students, implemented her course learnings to achieve her goal of supporting the wellbeing of her team, particularly during the […]

By ASWA Wellness Team | Workplace health and wellbeing
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Jul
16

Why are managers the key to wellbeing?

Today we are facing a growing epidemic of stress, burnout, and plummeting levels of overall health and well-being. This is a crisis that has been brewing and was only exacerbated by the pandemic. This crisis is impacting every organisation, every team, and every employee. So, who’s the best person to fix this problem? You might think it’s […]

By ASWA Wellness Team | Leadership . Workplace health and wellbeing
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Jun
16

An evaluation of Amazons’ wellness program – what we can learn

With all of the news surrounding Amazon’s new wellness program and lots of people weighing in (Mashable, The Verge, Gizmodo) with little to no workplace well-being expertise, we put together our thoughts to shed some light from an expert lens. THE FACTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM It was announced this week that Amazon launched a new wellness program for their […]

By ASWA Wellness Team | Workplace health and wellbeing
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May
20

Wellness Must-Reads

  Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds – BBC News, May 17, 2021 The first global study by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed 745,000 people died in 2016 from stroke and heart disease due to long hours. The report found that people living in South East Asia and the Western Pacific region […]

By ASWA Wellness Team | Wellness News
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Dec
14

Silkwood recognised for whole-school wellbeing throughout the pandemic

CONGRATULATIONS to Paulette Scaife, Team & Culture Leader at Silkwood School. Paulette was honoured with the 2020 International Women in Business Silver Stevie® Award for Education Hero of the Year, recognising her achievements in keeping the Silkwood community informed, safe and educated throughout the pandemic. The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business honour women executives, […]

By ASWA Wellness Team | Leadership . Mental Health and wellbeing . Workplaces
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Oct
14

ASWA Founder Wins 2020 International Women in Business Awards

Angela Derks, Founder CEO of the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA) has been announced as the winner of the 2020 International Women in Business Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Valuable Corporate Response category for her leadership and commitment to ensure the well-being of employees, customers, and community during Covid-19. The Stevie Awards for Women […]

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May
15

Proactive focus to lead mental health and wellbeing recovery efforts

The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy has welcomed the release of the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan today. This comprehensive plan for the mental health and wellbeing of Australians in both the response and recovery phases of the pandemic with a proactive focus will result in people taking proactive steps early to look […]

By ASWA Wellness Team | Community . Leadership . Mental Health and wellbeing
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Apr
24

Is your organisation wellbeing ready for post-Covid?

COVID-19 has changed everything. The question: is have you identified how your business has changed? Can your organisational strategies, system and people respond to the new ways of doing business within a more health-conscious world? Are your KPI’s reflective of how your business needs to operate? Recently, the Wellness Solutions Team at the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy […]

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Apr
12

Our Community Wellbeing Response to Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

A Message from our Founder CEO, Angela Derks As an Australian family owned and operated small business, we like everyone else, are involved with the challenges that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has presented and will continue to present. Our purpose at the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA) is to bring wellness within everyone’s reach – for people, […]

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