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The new smartwatch tech that could help diagnose mental ill health

November 22, 2017

It can count your steps, and sleep, but could your wearable device turn into a screening tool for anxiety and depression? Read the full article from here. The Sunday Times, 19th November 2017.


Question everything: Mental health doesn’t have a face or mood

October 17, 2017

Talinda Bennington, wife of Linkin Park front man, Chester, has posted a video on social media of Bennington laughing with his family just hours before he took his own life. She posted this in order to show that depression is not outwardly obvious, and feelings can change at any time. Bennington is seen eating jellybeans […]


Mental illness does not discriminate.

October 4, 2017

One in five Australian’s will suffer from at least one form of mental illness in their lifetime. Mental illness does not discriminate against age, race, or income. However, research does show that those that suffer a mental illness have a decreased life expectancy by 10-20 years. Unfortunately, 70% of those suffering a mental illness do […]


Testimonials

Adrian Firth
Adrian Firth
National Marketing & Communications Manager, CFC Group
We work in industries that are linked to increased mental health issues and our business leaders wanted to be proactive in tackling this across the Group. For many people mental illness is hard to self-diagnose so the check-in is a valuable tool for employees to see how they are travelling in terms of their own health. The program also helped start the conversation and hopefully break down some of the stigmas that come with asking a workmate how he or she is going. From a business perspective the program and team at Vital Conversations have helped us to better understand this area and what we need to do to ensure we have a healthier workforce in the future.
Kate Connors
Kate Connors
Director Wellness, PWC
The future of work is about agility, flexibility, innovation and creativity.  To deliver and exceed expectations in the market in this environment is dependent upon a mentally fit workforce.  Mentally healthy people is a fundamental business imperative.  Plus a focus on this is the right thing to do.
Vin Gleeson
Vin Gleeson
General Manager Corporate HR, Wesfarmers
At my work we are also seeing an increasing interest in mental health awareness coming from people wanting to not only care for their colleagues, but importantly their family and friends. I'm more than happy to be an ambassador and look forward to seeing more people checking their mental health.

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