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…

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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…

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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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2015 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders are raising the bar when it comes to creating gender equal workplaces. Here are a few examples of how they’re doing it: Tackling unconscious bias Cars and IT: these two traditionally blokey areas come together at Carsales.com. However the leadership team recognise the value of…

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Spurred by shocking statistics last year that exposed 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men experience discrimination during pregnancy, parental leave and the return to work period [1] the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has responded by launching a website for employers and employees to understand their legal obligations and entitlements better. The new Government…

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