Mental health first aid focus remains low despite pandemic impact

Less than 15 per cent of Albury businesses have staff trained in mental health first aid, a Better Place Project Border workplace survey has found. While Albury continued to experience significant social, personal and business impacts because of border closures and COVID-19, the survey also found business sentiment had improved since October 2020. Although more … Read more

Lifesaving donation for Bendigo’s Kalianna School

Kalianna School says a new life-saving defibrillator donated by The Personnel Group will provide extra peace of mind for staff and be accessible to community groups and after hours care programs. Ambulance Victoria will add the new Kalianna defibrillator to its registry of more than 6500 public defibrillators (AEDs) across the state. The donation was … Read more

The Personnel Group donates defibrillator to Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare

This story appeared in The Border Mail The Personnel Group donates defibrillator to Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare By Ellen Ebsary A new supermarket-style FoodShare facility will be added to Ambulance Victoria’s defibrillator register following a donation from The Personnel Group. Personnel Group staff raised nearly $6000 to purchase three of the machines for facilities across … Read more

Meet Caleb – Regional Support Officer (North)

Regional support officer Caleb often draws on his own lived experience when working to find participants the right job or support them in their current positions. Caleb, based at Belconnen in the ACT, joined The Personnel Group two and a half years ago as a customer service assistant after ending a successful career in retail … Read more

Better Place Project revisits Albury business mental health and wellbeing

The ongoing impact of COVID-19 border closures will be surveyed this month in the second Better Place Project mental health survey of the Albury and Lavington business community. The Better Place Project is a workforce wellbeing joint initiative between Border-based not for profit disability employment service provider The Personnel Group and Albury Business Connect. Starting … Read more

Initial contact opens door to independence

When Merrilyn approached The Personnel Group through our website she was struggling financially and faced housing instability. Client attraction officer Emma Pay reached out to Merrilyn (pictured), explained how to register and set up a meeting with consultant Alana Waddington. “We discussed my previous work history, running my own business operating prime movers and administration, … Read more

Blair Stones shares how The Personnel Group supported him to work

Thanks to The Border Mail for highlighting this success story. It first appeared here: a-young-mans-journey-to-secure-employment By Victoria Ellis For 16-year-old Blair Stones, the future didn’t look bright. The Corowa-based teen had missed a lot of school, barely passing year 8. Blair lacked confidence, had poor mental health and was particularly anxious. He had no work … Read more

Better Place Project – A workforce wellbeing initiative

The Personnel Group has partnered with Albury Business Connect to launch the new Better Place Project website (betterplaceproject.com.au/). We are proud to back this important business mental health check initiative. This website is an important online “Go To” resource for employers and employees looking for support or guidance about workplace mental health. It was created … Read more