1 in 5 people will experience mental illness this year. Do you want to promote and protect mental health at your work place? We know how.
Adaptability in the Workplace
Nov 26th, 2019
As technology redefines how we work, the skills we need to thrive in the workplace are changing too. Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin explains why your ability to adapt is one of the most important skills to have.
How do you avoid toxic people?
Nov 12th, 2019
Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin joined TVNZs Breakfast crew on the show to share some helpful tips.
Working yourself sick? The danger of stress overload
September 23rd, 2019
Stress in the workplace is not only hobbling productivity, it’s seeping into our personal lives and making us sick. Donna Chisholm looks at the causes and hidden costs of chronic stress – and how to lighten the load.
Aug 19th, 2019
For engineers, stress is part of life and it can help us to perform at our best or meet a deadline. But too much stress impacts mental health, triggering or exacerbating the development of more serious mental health episodes or reducing our resilience levels.
Stress busting: Occupational psychology, the job that thrives on workplace stress
Sept 18th, 2018
As workers face the anxieties of being replaced by robots and companies risk losing disillusioned, expensive talent, the one industry thriving on these fears is occupational psychology.
The industry studies people in the workplace and has roots in 20th century’s military strategy when leaders were being to lead armies and win wars.
More workplaces promoting wellbeing for employees
September 5th, 2018
Even the Government is getting on board, with next year’s budget considering wellbeing when it comes to allocating money.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says looking at wellbeing is important to help deal with complex issues like inequality and climate change.
“We’re not going to be able to face up to those challenges if we’ve got a very narrow approach,” he says.
Are New Zealanders overworking?
May 30th, 2012
Information overload and increasing demands from employers mean many of us are struggling to cope with the relentless pressures of the job.
He has covered momentous political events and rarked up politicians on all sides of the House but one thing Duncan Garner hasn’t seen is his daughters, aged 9 and 11, play Saturday sport.
Learn to stay calm and carry on
Nov 1st, 2010
A new strategy that helps workers manage stress and keep their health intact is taking New Zealand by storm.
Clinical psychologist Gaynor Parkin introduced the power of resilience training to the New Zealand public when she and Consumer NZ released the book I’ve had it up to here: From stress to strength two years ago.
Gaynor Parkin, on how to deal with stress
January 26th, 2008
Kim Hill interviews Gaynor Parkin about stress in our busy lives and different ways to approach both handling, and talking about stress, mental health and resilience.
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