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Workers want robots, not people, to help manage COVID-19 stress - study
Employees want help and are turning to technology over people.
Isolation and mental health lead concerns about employees during COVID-19
"This is a reassuring indication that the value of people is being recognised and their health given the highest priority."
Kiwi firm ignites Aotearoa's mental health & wellbeing support
As New Zealand moves through the various stages of lockdown, it’s not just physical health that Kiwis are doing their bit to protect; it’s also everyone’s mental health too.
How to stay ‘screen fit’ when working at home
How do we avoid digital fatigue and stay connected? It starts with establishing a routine.
DXC Tech to bring mental health tech to mining, oil and gas workers
Has entered a MOU with Australian-born Medibio which uses objective measures to identify depression, anxiety and stress.
AI tech to bolster suicide prevention efforts in Australia
New project will utilise artificial intelligence to streamline clinical records to better inform responses to suicide prevention.
Xero offers more than 850,000 Kiwis mental wellbeing support
Approximately 850,000 New Zealand small business owners, their employees, and families have access to free and confidential wellbeing support, thanks to an initiative from Xero.
All work, no play: 2degrees survey finds Kiwi SMBs won't take a break
‘No holidays please, we’re SMBs’. That’s the sentiment coming from almost 1000 Kiwi small businesses, according to a study by 2degrees.
Kiwi bosses set to take the plunge for charity
“Our tamariki and rangatahi overcome many obstacles in this ever-changing world so we are asking bosses across New Zealand to accept their own challenge."
Virtual assistants could soon help those with mental illness
Computer scientists have created a new way of using virtual assistants that could potentially help those with mental illnesses.
Congestion in NZ's cities adds to employee strain
That congestion in Auckland and in other congested places can have significant impacts on business and employee health – to the point where one business CEO says employers need to make allowances for it.
Xero champions workplace mental health for SMBs
“When it comes to mental health, our statistics in New Zealand are truly awful. Too many Kiwis are struggling and often don’t know where or who to turn to."
Social media can improve lives after a disaster
"It’s created a community of people who feel more connected, more accepted and more informed."
Three ways to improve mental health support in the workplace
“Instead of scrambling into action after a crisis, employers need to be more proactive in supporting employees."
Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace
“Mental illness and poor wellbeing is something that affects many people, including small businesses; most people will encounter it in themselves or someone they love during their lifetime. We cannot afford to ignore it.”
Aged care residents live out their dreams in virtual reality
Age is no excuse for experiencing the rich world of virtual reality, as three dementia patients from Sydney discovered for themselves recently.
Traditional healthcare stirred up by new VR tech
VR Inner Child has helped children overcome the fear of heights and has the potential to help children overcome other anxiety orders.
CheckPoint aims to tackle mental health issues using video games
Non-profit organisation CheckPoint has released its first full trailer for the upcoming CheckPoint series.
Ian Thorpe talks mental health with construction tech company Procore
"I wasn’t prepared to talk about being depressed with people. One way that is guaranteed to make you depressed is talking about being depressed."
Westcon-Comstor gets on the bike to support mental health
Westcon-Comstor is throwing its weight behind the Mental Health Foundation, linking its latest Cisco promotion with fundraising for the charity.
Christchurch cloud software provider announces integration with Perth startup
Vault Intelligence adds early intervention mental health monitoring and hazard perception training products to its risk and safety management suite.
We can stop our students being harmed by 'Blue Whale'
"A dangerous social media trend has found its way into New Zealand, and schools are going to be one of the best defences against it taking root."