World day for health and safety at work

28 April 2022

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New research shows stress is becoming an ever increasing problem for Aussie workers and more of us are searching for ways to help us create a better work-life balance.

New research from The Banyans Healthcare Group has revealed 62% of healthcare workers struggle with their stress management. With 59% reporting that stress has also impacted their sleep. In fact, 54% of government workers say their job causes them the most amount of stress and 50% say their mental health has now become of upmost priority. The Banyans Healthcare Group have witnessed a surge in people seeking help, with enquiries for stress and burnout support having increased by 450% in 2021 compared to 2019 and 128% compared to 2020.

With half of healthcare and government workers both saying that mental health is now more important than ever, it’s evident that there needs to be more of a focus on support people to practice health and safety at work. Registered Psychologist, Peter Hayton, joined Mike on Weekdays to give us some pointers on how we can manage a healthier work-life balance how to stop it from becoming overwhelming and escalating into other conditions. Peter Hayton Psychologist and Director of The Banyan Healthcare Group, joined Mike to discuss.

We know that when people are recovering from a stress injury or a mental health condition that they take longer for them to take longer to get back into work…and they need more support.”

Let us know your thoughts by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below!

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