Depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the first year of parenting (the perinatal period) affects around 20% of mothers and 10% of fathers. That is almost 100,000 parents in Australia each year. Many of these parents continue their everyday life, including their employment, with those around them unaware of their suffering. This year, the Perinatal Anxiety…

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AstraZeneca have recently launched the “Work, Carer’s & Family Program” to their employees across Australia and New Zealand. AstraZeneca is dedicated to fostering a great place to work and one which cultivates an inclusive and diverse culture for employees. The scope and depth of resources available via the Parents At Work Hub, significantly supports this commitment.   ‘At AstraZeneca, we greatly value our employees and the contribution they make to the…

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For over a decade, Parents At work has been proudly working in partnership with employers, policy makers and families to improve work-life balance and gender equality outcomes. Our aim is to support people to thrive at work and at home and we’ve recently introduced an employer membership service to make it easier for organisations to create a…

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Parents At Work have partnered with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to produce this comprehensive guide about the financial wellbeing of single parents. The guide contains a number of resources and know how on where to go for expert help when it comes to financial support as well as a general wellbeing needs section…

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In the second episode of the Caring for Carers Podcast Series, Samuel Eddy (Parents At Work executive coach for men managing work and family) talks about ‘Finding Your Groove as a Male Carer’. The series is in accordance with National Carers Week (14th- 20th October), which revolves around acknowledging and celebrating carers in Australia. The episode…

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Working parents need 3 core skills to ‘thrive’ at work and at home: Adaptability, Flexibility and Resilience.  We’ve all heard the expression “Got a job to do? Give it to a busy person (aka: mum).” But just how much can one busy ‘hands on’ mum or dad handle before the juggling balls begin to fall…

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Single parent families are now the single fastest growing family type in Australia. It has been predicted that over the next 20 years, the numbers of one-parent families will soar by up to 70%. Single parents face different (not necessarily more) challenges to coupled parents. Their needs are unique. One of our working parents recently asked…

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Yesterday Parents@Work hosted their first special event Connecting with Kids: Building resilience and self-worth in your children. Emma Walsh, founder of Parents@Work interviewed positive psychologist Sarah-Jayne Whiston from Bright Ideas Psychology. The interaction and personal sharing’s of Sarah-Jayne and the other participants on the call (including our host Emma!) were invaluable. It felt like a…

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