SuperFriend welcomes Productivity Commission’s push for broader, earlier mental health support

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SuperFriend welcomes the release of the highly anticipated final report from the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health, and commends the Commission for recognising the need for an improved mental health system with a broader approach to non-clinical settings such as workplaces, education, justice and community settings. SuperFriend believes that creating a person-centred approach focused

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The impact of COVID-19 on Australian workers has been profound, according to Australia’s largest workplace mental health study

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Australia’s largest workplace mental health study found that three in five workers experienced a mental health condition this year (up almost 9 percentage points from 2019), with many struggling for the first time during the pandemic. The new research, released today by SuperFriend, also showed clear benefits of improved financial and mental health outcomes for

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Demand for mental health training increases as Australians adjust to the ‘new normal’

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SuperFriend, the national workplace mental health and wellbeing organisation, has seen increased demand for mental health and wellbeing training from Australian workplaces for their employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since social distancing measures were enforced in March, SuperFriend has seen a marked increase in demand for its support, delivering more than 80 mental health and

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New SuperFriend Board and Committee appointments from AustralianSuper, OnePath and LUCRF Super

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Workplace mental health organisation SuperFriend has appointed AustralianSuper’s Rose Kerlin as its newest fund representative Director, effective May 2020, alongside two new appointments to the Board’s Expert Advisory Committee. Ms Kerlin joins the Board following the recent departure in April of long-standing Director Paul Schroder, who contributed significantly to SuperFriend’s growth and success during his ten-year

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SuperFriend strengthens Executive Leadership Team

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SuperFriend, the workplace wellbeing partner of the superannuation and insurance industry, has announced several appointments to newly created roles across its Executive Leadership Team, as part of its wider expansion plans. External appointments include Sandy MacLeod (GM – Insurance Solutions) in Sydney, and Keir Paterson (GM – Superannuation and Workplace Solutions), Glenn Cassidy (GM –

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SuperFriend announces three new Board appointments

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SuperFriend, the workplace wellbeing partner of the superannuation and insurance industry, today announced three key appointments to its Board of Directors. Sarah Guthleben from Equip Super, workplace health expert Professor Niki Ellis, and mental health campaigner Mitch Wallis (Australia & New Zealand Mental Health association Ambassador) will commence effective immediately. “Sarah, Niki and Mitch’s appointments

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Financial services workers more stressed and less engaged than average

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Over a quarter of people in the financial services industry experience very high levels of stress in their job, according to SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry. The Financial and Insurance Services Industry Profile Report, an industry snapshot taken from SuperFriend’s annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace survey of 5,000

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SuperFriend strengthens its Insights and Evaluation function with senior research appointments

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SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry, has bolstered its insights and evaluation capabilities with two senior research hires in Renada Lee, Impact Manager, Insurance, and Jamie Swann, Impact Manager, Superannuation. SuperFriend’s insights and evaluation program is designed to deliver rich insights to increase understanding of factors influencing

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