The Men’s Health Week catch cry of 2017 “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Keeping the Balance” is a great theme and one that resonates with Mental Health and the key elements to living a strong life. Better holistic health promotion amoungst men would certainly make a difference. As a mental health support worker I’ve seen the […]
Services operating in the mental health sector have progressed the language around mental illness to promote recovery and wellness for people living with mental illness. With this culture of language in mind, the word disability has not been a term used often within mental health recovery focused services or organisations, like CHESS Employment. Because of […]
The construction industry employs more than 625,000 people across Australia, making it one of the biggest employers in the country and the statistics surrounding suicide in this industry are quite confronting. According to recent reports from MATES in Construction and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC): Construction workers are more than twice as likely to suicide […]
Our Partners in Recover (PIR) services assists people to address challenging issues that affect the local population. These issues include severe and persistent mental health issues and complex needs including financial hardship and homelessness. The CHESS PIR team have an inspiring story to share. By sharing people’s success stories we hope to highlight the importance […]
Promoting mental health in the workplace benefits everyone; we all have a role to play in looking after our own mental health and in creating a mentally healthy workplace. Brief snapshot of mental illness in Australia In each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness. About 4% of people will […]
It’s often only a few turns of phrase here and there, but many people unintentionally use language that undermines a person living with mental illness.