SuperFriend ramps up online workplace mental health training amid COVID-19 pandemic

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SuperFriend, the national workplace mental health and wellbeing organisation, has developed a suite of virtual training solutions to support workforces and people leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. SuperFriend has experienced a spike in queries from partner super funds, insurers and workplaces about supporting their employees during this challenging period. Increased pressure on the superannuation industry

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Australian female workers are experiencing more mental health conditions than men 

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Over half of all Australian women in the workforce (55%) have reportedly experienced a mental health condition, with a quarter believing their workplace either caused, or worsened their mental health condition, according to research released today from SuperFriend. The Gender Identity Report is a snapshot taken from SuperFriend’s annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace (ITW)

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Work causing or exacerbating mental ill-health for 1 in 5 Australians according to new research

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SuperFriend, a national mental health organisation that partners with the superannuation and insurance industries, has released results from Australia’s largest workplace mental health survey. It confirms that for many workers, their workplace has caused or exacerbated their mental health condition. The results also showed clear benefits for organisations that invest in targeted mental health initiatives

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SuperFriend responds to the Government’s Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health

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SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry, has responded on behalf of its Partners to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health. The inquiry was announced in November 2018 by the Australian Government and calls for submissions that extend beyond the health system’s role in addressing mental health –

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Nearly a quarter of working Australian women are experiencing a mental health condition

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Working Australian women are far more likely than men to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. According to research from SuperFriend, the workplace mental health and wellbeing partner for the superannuation and insurance industry, more than two thirds (68%) of women experience a mental health condition before the age of 25. The Gender

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Australia is over two-thirds of the way to optimal workplace mental health and wellbeing

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SuperFriend, the national mental health organisation influencing positive change in workplace mental health and wellbeing, has released its annual Indicators of a Thriving Workplace report, which measures the current state of mental health and wellbeing in Australian workplaces against a desired state. The national workplace mental health and wellbeing index score is 65 out of 100[1] which suggests that

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SuperFriend unveils best practice framework for mental illness claims management

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SuperFriend, a not for profit mental health foundation formed by Industry Super Funds and their Insurers, yesterday released an Australian-first, evidence-based best practice framework to help Super funds, and their Group insurance partners, better manage psychological insurance claims. TAKING ACTION: A Best Practice Framework for the Management of Psychological Claims, is the result of an extensive

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Hannover Life Re continues its support of SuperFriend – the industry’s mental health initiative

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Leading international life insurer and reinsurer, Hannover Life Re, has announced the continuation of its partnership with SuperFriend, committing five more years of funding to educate individuals, employers and workplaces about improving and maintaining their mental health and wellbeing. SuperFriend is a national initiative aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of “all profit to

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New research shows true cost of mental illness and suicide

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SuperMIND benchmark research aims to help better support members wellbeing SuperFriend – a not for profit mental health foundation formed by Industry Super Funds and their insurers – today released a ground breaking study into the real cost and level of insurance claims relating to mental illness and suicide. In association with IFS Insurance Solutions,

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Media Super joins SuperFriend to promote mental health and wellbeing with members and employers

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Media Super, an industry super fund for print, media, entertainment and arts professionals, today announced that it has joined SuperFriend, the Industry Funds Forum Mental Health Foundation. SuperFriend is a national initiative aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of industry superannuation fund members, employers and staff. SuperFriend’s mission is to reduce the incidence

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