With the greater national spotlight on mental health at work, it is clear that there is a pressing need to address employee mental health to ensure a healthier and more productive workforce. With the public sector routinely in a state of change, as well as the impact of everyday stressors, public service employees are not exempt from the impact of mental illness at work. However many agencies continue to struggle to overcome stigma and engage employees of all seniorities to proactively address early signs of mental health.
Learn how to support employee mental health at work, manage performance and enable managers to respond to disclosures at the 2nd Public Sector Workplace Mental Health Strategies conference. Building on the success of our inaugural event, this conference will give you access to progressive government agencies and other experts so you can learn how to build a business case to get organisational buy in and implement proactive mental health initiatives.
Why should you attend this conference?
- Understand what it means to have an inclusive workplace culture and how to achieve it
- Boost leadership engagement in mental health strategies
- Explore ways to support managers to respond to disclosures
- Break down the components of successful workplace mental health initiatives
- Strengthen strategies for the ongoing management of workplace mental health
Senior leaders from Federal, State & Local Government, and Public Hospitals and Health services with responsibility for:
- Work Health & Safety
- Human Resources
- People & Culture
- Health & Wellbeing
- Inclusion & Diversity
- Organisational Psychology
Attend to learn how to
- Understand the impact of mental health at work & support employee mental wellbeing
- Manage performance & enable managers to respond to mental health disclosures
- Gain organisational buy-in to drive cultural change & normalise mental health in the workplace
- Develop & implement effective mental health strategies & initiatives
- Assessing psychosocial risk in the workplace & the systemic causes of psychosocial harm
- KEYNOTE: Connecting leadership & workplace mental health – Practical tools to better lead teams
- EXECUTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: The role of leadership in supporting mental health at work
- Enabling managers to assess & manage psychosocial risk in the workplace
- INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Making mental health & wellbeing a priority in the UK Civil Service
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Understanding the importance of taking an organisational approach to mental health
- INTERACTIVE Q&A SESSION: How to work together to create a comprehensive framework
- CASE STUDY: Adapting workplace wellbeing initiatives to meet the needs of your organisation
Department of Education & Training Victoria
Department of Home Affairs
Stephen Hayward is the First Assistant Secretary, Health Services Division in the Department of Home Affairs. He is also the Department’s Mental Health Advocate with a passion for helping those suffering from mental health issues through his lived experience.
Stephen joined the Australian Public Service in 2001 and has worked in areas of National Security, Immigration, Law Enforcement Integrity, Security, Risk and Assurance, Welfare and Customs and Border Protection including the Australian Border Force.
In 2009, Stephen was appointed to the Senior Executive Service of the Australian Public Service.
Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women QLD
Shannan is an experienced Senior Executive with experience across all levels of Government. She currently leads the People, Culture and Governance Group at the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.
Shannan is passionate about developing leaders and teams to use human centred design techniques and drives delivery through innovation.
Shannan was the 2018 Rising Star of the Year for Human Resources Director Magazine and also was awarded the Australian Statisticians Award in 2019 for her work in developing leaders in the public service. She has post graduate qualifications in business and change management but she started her career as a Sports Scientist.
Julie joined WorkSafe Victoria as Executive Director in October 2018 and is committed to ensuring Victorian workplaces are the safest in Australia. With a career spanning both the private and government sectors, Julie has held a range of executive and senior positions, most recently within health and safety regulatory agencies.
Julie and her team are focused on the development and delivery of preventative strategies which allow all people to be healthy and safe at work.
What People Are Saying
“The Public Sector Workplace Mental Health Strategies was eye-opening and will generate further discussion in my workplace about how we can approach these issues in the future.”Australian Federal Police & Public Sector Workplace Mental Health Strategies 2019 conference attendee
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