Mental health

Workplace burnout: taking a summer holiday is not enough

2018-12-12T14:31:30+11:00

It makes sense that Australia’s wellness tourism industry is booming. One in four Australians report worrying levels of anxiety symptoms and mental stress claims are now the most expensive type of workers’ compensation claim. It is no wonder Australians are looking to heal in their holidays. However, psychologists are encouraging people to think beyond the [...]

Workplace burnout: taking a summer holiday is not enough2018-12-12T14:31:30+11:00

Mums put everyone else first to the detriment of their own wellbeing

2018-07-25T11:33:14+10:00

It may be time to check in and ask: Are you so busy looking after everyone else, that you don't have time for yourself? The Buttery Private is seeing increasing numbers of mothers who prioritise the health and happiness of others to the detriment of their own wellbeing. We tend to celebrate the fact that [...]

Mums put everyone else first to the detriment of their own wellbeing2018-07-25T11:33:14+10:00

Buttery Private wellbeing program was his ‘circuit breaker’ from anxiety

2019-04-11T14:25:06+10:00

After completing The Buttery Private residential wellbeing program, Cooper*, 34, was able to implement self-care strategies to stop the cycle of anxiety and work-related burnout. “This program taught me how to nurture my soul. It gave me access to self-nurture and compassion. By nurturing one’s self the rest takes care of itself,” he said. The [...]

Buttery Private wellbeing program was his ‘circuit breaker’ from anxiety2019-04-11T14:25:06+10:00

Our anxiety and depression epidemic: over-reliance on social media could be a factor

2019-04-11T14:33:03+10:00

Speaking at a Science of Happiness forum, "Dr Tony Fernando from the University of Auckland, pointed to an increasing dependency on activities associated with the brain's excitement-pleasure circuitry for the rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers today. Prominent in this cerebral circuitry is social media." Read the article   [...]

Our anxiety and depression epidemic: over-reliance on social media could be a factor2019-04-11T14:33:03+10:00

Young women report low wellbeing scores

2019-04-11T14:34:09+10:00

The latest National Australia Bank "Australian Wellbeing Report" reveals young people are the most unhappy age grouping in society. And young women - those aged 18 to 29 - report the lowest wellbeing score of any of the 48 groups monitored (including those on low incomes, singles, labourers and the unemployed). Overall, the self-reported wellbeing [...]

Young women report low wellbeing scores2019-04-11T14:34:09+10:00

Good quality sleep is essential

2019-04-11T14:37:27+10:00

Having enough good quality sleep is essential for wellbeing and sleep deprivation has many serious health consequences. This article has invaluable information about being tired even though you may have had what could be regarded as a good night's sleep. Read the article

Good quality sleep is essential2019-04-11T14:37:27+10:00

The cost of work related mental illness

2019-04-11T14:39:37+10:00

According to research from Safe Work Australia, Workers' compensation payouts for mental illnesses cost more than double those for physical illnesses, with workers off the job almost three times as long. Reported in The Sydney Morning Herald (right), "these figures highlight the huge financial toll to businesses for ignoring risks to workers' mental health". [...]

The cost of work related mental illness2019-04-11T14:39:37+10:00