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Men Need Bromance, and an App, to Stay Healthy

Good discussion around the need for men to keep male friends and time to hang with their mates to keep healthy. So much so there is even an app for it!

International Day of Families 2012 

From - Kim Higginson, Information Officer, Mental Health Foundation 

Ensuring work family balance is the theme for International Day of Families 2012.

The promotional material highlights the personal impact, but primarily the impact on families of long working hours, and advocates for family orientated policies and programmes that promote good work-life balance. Organisers put forth four policy recommendations to make work-life balance easier to achieve: availability of parental leave, gender equality & the role of men in families, flexible working arrangements, and quality childcare.

The NZ Families Commission has recently produced a snapshot publication looking at families and work, noting that many with commitments struggle to spend quality time together, and it echoes the recommendations made by the United Nations.

To keep tabs on your own work-life equation Careers NZ has a work-life balance information and quiz on its website and, for employers, the Department of Labour has a best practice toolkit.
TED Talks Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. At TEDxSydney, Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.

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