SuperFriend CEO pays respects to Helen Hewett

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“I, like so many others, would like to share my condolences and pay my respects to my dear friend Helen Hewett. Not only was she the Founder of SuperFriend but she was an incredible woman – a pioneer and an inspiration to many. Helen simply had a passion for improving people’s lives. Through her creative

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The Expert Advisory Committee of SuperFriend gains two new members

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Workplace mental health organisation SuperFriend appoints Katherine Kaspar, Chief Executive Officer of Meat Industry Employees’ Superannuation Fund and Maria Falas, Head of Life Strategy and Transformation of ClearView, to their Expert Advisory Committee as Partner Fund Representative and Non-Partner Industry Representative respectively. The Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) acts as an advisory and consultative committee to

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SuperFriend appoints Elizabeth Proust as Chairperson to the Board

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SuperFriend, the national workplace mental health and wellbeing organisation, has appointed leading business figure Elizabeth Proust as the new Chairperson to its Board of Directors. Bringing over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles across private and public sectors in Australia, Ms Proust has an outstanding record of change management programs in large and diverse organisations.

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Mental health declines for working Australian women during COVID-19

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Two in three working Australian women reported experiencing a mental health condition, with women under 25 years the worst affected (73.3%). Women’s personal wellbeing declined significantly more than men during the global pandemic (27.5% vs 20.9%), according to research released today by SuperFriend. Using data from Australia’s largest workplace mental health study, Indicators of a

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SuperFriend launches new digital course on managing challenging interactions

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SuperFriend, the national workplace mental health organisation, has launched a new workshop to its online learning platform, MySuperFriend, on managing challenging interactions and conflict in the workplace. Recommended for all staff members in a workplace, the ‘Managing Challenging Interactions’ course explores conflict management styles, effective methods of communication and de-escalation techniques for challenging and stressful

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COVID-19 sees a respite in the mental health of financial services workers

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New research launched yesterday by national workplace mental health organisation, SuperFriend, highlights a remarkable improvement in the mental health of financial and insurance services workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following a challenging few years in the wake of the Senate Inquiry into Insurance and Financial Services Royal Commission. Using data from Australia’s largest workplace mental

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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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