George Thompson ING

How do other families do it? Parental leave that is. One may assume there’s only one way to do it and that is to just take what you can get – be that from the Government or an employer. But in fact there are so many ways you can take parental leave these days. So,…

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School holidays can often be approached with trepidation by working parents mostly because as we know accounting for 12 weeks holidays when you only get 4 weeks leave per year means there’s often a juggle to find care and/or activities to help the kids have a fun and healthy break. So how do you do…

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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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