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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Parents At Work are thrilled to welcome our newest Employer Member Optus to our growing number of family-friendly organisations. Optus are committed to providing a family-friendly workplace environment for all of their employees, and Parents At Work are excited to support them in this journey. “Optus knows that every family is different and can be…

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How will work-life be re-imagined post COVID-19? Remote work is radically reshaping how we work and live. As organisations busily plan to welcome employees back to the office post COVID-19, they are fast re-imaging how and what ‘working from the office’ will actually mean in reality. Workplaces acknowledge we’re still months away from having everyone…

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“As a nation we must do everything to avert a disastrous child care industry collapse.  That can’t happen unless we radically rethink some of the highly complex structures of child care subsidies and legislation at a state and federal level” Emma Walsh, CEO Parents At Work. Impending disaster facing child care industry Imagine having access…

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With the COVID-19 pandemic having an enormous impact around the globe, many businesses are struggling to stay afloat and many employees are being left with reduced hours or unemployment. Now more than ever, it’s important that employers are supporting their workforce as best they can. UNICEF’s new guide for employers – ‘Family Friendly Policies and…

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