A new way to improve the mental health of a dispersed workforce

How can you help improve the mental well-being of geographically dispersed and remote employees? We were recently asked to help improve the mental health of a large Federal public sector agency, whose workforce is dispersed in many locations around Australia. We decided to use a live webinar to do this and were delighted to have

Latest scorecard: Mental health stigma @ work

Two weeks ago I was speaking to an impressive Human Resources Manager before I was about to speak about the why mental resilience should be on every CEO’s agenda. I shared with her that I had recently asked 520 people questions about mental health stigma in workplaces.  I explained that my finding showed that people

Why don’t doctors prescribe this miracle Black Dog treatment?

I recently experienced a bad bout of depression which I shared via my blog – I’m not OK – and why you should care. I’m delighted to confirm that I have now fully bounced back and am enjoying robust mental health again. My sincere thanks to everyone who reached out to offer support and encouragement.

7 short Green Zone videos to increase team resilience in October

As a token of my appreciation for your support and well wishes I would like to offer you free access to these 7 Green Zone videos in October (Health & Safety Month).  As you will see, the videos are designed to promote discussion and encourage action to increase mental well-being and resilience.  Below is the

I’m not OK – and why you should care

About 4 weeks ago I was hit by chronic insomnia and anxiety. I felt exhausted and yet couldn’t sleep.  When this occurred for 5 days in a row I felt the dreaded Black Dog on my heels. I began to feel my mood was out of control. As many of you would know, 11 years

Our top 6 employee mood vampires – and what to do about it

For many of us it’s a constant challenge to maintain a positive mood with growing to do lists, and continuous change and distractions at work. Many employees are unduly worried by things they can’t control, which can lead to excessive stress and lost productivity. This is compounded if long hours also restrict the time that

The 3 things that determine our mood and resilience according to science

Is our mental wellbeing determined by how we wake up each morning? Are we just victims of the events that happen to us? With so many bad news stories in our 24/7 news cycle, sometimes it is tempting to roll over and stay in bed. But what if we had control over our wellbeing –

Why you should learn to master your mood

Can you manage your mood? Could you master it?  I think we all know intuitively that when we are in a better mood, life is easier. We are better equipped to face important issues. We are better employees, better partners, better parents, and better friends.   I discovered this the hard way. From 2000-2005 I

Ann Sherry & 4 CEOs explain why mental resilience should be on every CEO’s agenda

Ann Sherry and 4 Australian CEOs regard employee mental resilience as essential to business growth and community well-being. The video features comments from icare CEO Vivek Bhatia, former CEO of Jetstar David Hall, Carnival Australia Executive Chair Ann Sherry, AIA Insurance CEO Damien Mu, WorkSafe Victoria CEO Clare Amies, and R U OK?’s Graeme Cowan.