Mental Health: Prevention is better than cure

The intersection of psychology and neuroscience demonstrates there is a lot that people can do to prevent mental health problems, according to Vanessa Bennett, CEO of Next Evolution Performance.

“Around half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime,” Ms Bennett says. “However, in the same way that you don’t usually go from being physically fit and well one day, to being debilitated by illness the next, you don’t usually go from enjoying mental health to suffering mental ill-health overnight. It’s therefore reasonable to assume that many more than half of all Australians are either suffering a mental health problem or are somewhere on the spectrum away from enjoying mental health, and that’s too many.”

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Leadership after the Hayne Commission

  • 2 April 2019
  • Published in ifa

The banking royal commission has been tough on financial services, and as the industry navigates its way through the changes that will come about when recommendations start being implemented, it’s also going to be tough for the industry.

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Coping with change in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission

The Banking Royal Commission has brought down a set of recommendations, most of which look likely to be adopted by the Government, regardless of who wins the next federal election.

If adopted, these recommendations may force many financial services companies to introduce significant changes to their business models, within challenging time frames and this is likely to profoundly impact the mindset of financial services professionals.

Compounding this problem are other industry changes, the overall perception of the industry and the fact that all these issues must be juggled alongside the demanding day-to-day tasks of running financial services businesses.

“At a personal level, when first faced with having to deal with all that, people can feel overwhelmed,” said Next Evolution Performance (NEP) CEO, Vanessa Bennett. “It is never easy to cope with significant change, particularly when it is imposed and largely outside our control. It takes a lot of time, effort, energy and money.

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Coffee with Kate, your high performance coach

Q. What are your top tips for increasing productivity?

Quite often it is the small changes that make the biggest impact on our overall productivity and energy, and we under-estimate these significantly.

Here are six easy ways to increase your productivity at work so you can get the job done in an authentically effortless manner…

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4 ways to work from home productively

There’s been a positive increase of businesses implementing flexible working environments into the workplace. More employees are given the opportunity to work from home but aren’t well equipped with the tools to do so in a productive manner. For some, working from home might come more naturally. Others may struggle with the idea, as it definitely has its challenges. Being productive away from the office is all about the approach you take. Once you nail it, you will feel fulfilled in both your work and life.

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