Wellness Blog

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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Apr
17

Australian Government funding available up to $2,000 to upskill in wellbeing

The Australian Federal government has funding available for upskilling in wellbeing, including the Nationally Recognised 10299NAT Diploma of Wellness Leadership to help Australians upskill with a professional qualification in mental health and wellbeing. The revolutionary self-paced blended (virtual plus personalised mentoring) course usually costs AUS$9,950 (£5,548, US$7,681, €6,385) but now, entrants are being offered up […]

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Mar
18

Thriving organisations proactively support the wellbeing of their people

When individuals collectively thrive in a workplace then organisations as a whole, are more likely to thrive. At the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA), we believe that healthy, happy employees are the key to creating thriving organisations. When we talk about wellness, what we’re really talking about, is living life at your best; having consistent […]

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Feb
12

6 reasons why you should develop your wellbeing skills

Life is often a colossal and tangled jumble of competing priorities, but investing in your career growth is a very worthwhile pursuit for your own wellbeing and your career. Here are six reasons why you should seriously consider developing your wellbeing and leadership skills to boost your career or business. 1. Join one of the […]

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Jan
20

Why do managers and leaders need wellbeing skills?

Every day, people are promoted into management roles, many of which never intended to actually become managers. They agree to their new responsibilities to stay employed, make more money, or to forge a pathway for their next career move. As we move into 2020, with increasing conversations being had on the topic of mental health […]

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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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