Nationally, eight million working days are lost due to poor mental health each year. While mentally healthy workplaces are equally as important to Australian employees as physically safe workplaces, many workplaces are failing to live up to this expectation; and it’s costing employees and workplaces.
The impact of psychological issues can result in reduced productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism and staff turnover in your workplace. Just this year, the World Health Organisation recognised burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”.
To effectively address these challenges, the Australian Institute of Health & Safety and Criterion Conferences are proud to bring you the Improving Integrated Approaches to Workplace Mental Health conference. This conference will bring together key stakeholders from across government, industry, peak bodies and academia to address the critical issue of workplace mental health.
You will walk away with new insights, evidence-based strategies and practical ideas to implement in your workplace. Learn how you can take a holistic and integrated approach to address the systemic causes of mental ill-health in your workplace, and adopt proactive strategies to reduce risk and improve mental health for your employees.
Join us for a national conversation, where we go beyond discussion on the importance of mentally healthy workplaces to uncover pragmatic solutions to common yet difficult challenges.
With expert insights from industry, legal, regulators, peak bodies, government and academics to help you:
- Understand how you can better mitigate & manage psychological risk in your workplace
- Learn what the new ISO standard on psychological risk could mean for your organisation
- Gain insight into the latest developments on the impending psychological health workplace legislation
- Measure your ROI on mental health strategy & programs
- Think outside the traditional paradigm of health & wellbeing programs
- Identify the early warning signs & at-risk employees
- Support recovery & manage return to work
Who will attend?
Senior leaders and representatives with responsibility for:
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Work Health & Safety
- Healh & Wellbeing
- People & Culture
- Human Resources
- Return to Work
Attend and learn how to:
- Upskill managers & employees to respond to psychological issues in the workplace
- Implement the critical components of an effective & integrated workplace mental health strategy
- Develop a proactive approach to reduce risk factors that lead to psychological issues in the workplace
- Leverage evidence-based mental health interventions to improve mental health in your workplace
- Measure the effectiveness of mental health programs & approaches
- Support recovery & manage return to work
- KEYNOTE: Taking a national & evidence-based approach to improve mental health in workplaces
- Workplace Mental Health: Developing An Integrated Intervention Approach
- Mental health risk & strategy – What are the first steps to a mentally healthier workplace?
- Equipping managers & employees with the skills to respond to & support mental health
- Keynote: Mental health implications of workplace psychopaths & other toxic employees
- Strategies to support & improve employee wellbeing & employee care
- Case Study: Reuters Mental Health Week: Putting the spotlight on good mental health in your organisation
- Performance management & mental health – what do employers need to know?
National Mental Health Commission
Lucy brings to the Commission extensive experience in psychology and has a strong commitment to helping others and building stronger communities.
Lucy’s primary areas of focus are issues facing Mental Health and Wellbeing particularly in the workplace and the community. She takes an evidence based approach to problem solving and social investment.
Lucy has more than 25 years’ commercial experience with companies including Macquarie Group and Ernst & Young and more than ten years in organisational psychology. Specifically, Lucy has worked in trusted advisory roles with some of Australia’s leading CEOs, Managing Partners, Ministers and Chairs in investment banking, finance, law and government.
Kevin is a safety, health and wellbeing professional with over 20 years’ experience implementing large scale cultural change and business transformation programs in diverse, complex and multinational companies. He’s a Non-Executive Director on the Australian Network on Disability Board. He is a Chartered Proessonal Member of the AIHS He has a passion for advocating for the inclusion for people with disabilities, mental health and suicide prevention.
Karen has many years of experience in the field of both organisational Health and Wellbeing and; Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR). Karen’s current role as Senior Executive of Wellbeing and Community provides a unique opportunity to integrate corporate programs across multiple disciplines and divisions within the organisation; including Employee Wellbeing, Health Management, Workplace Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility at Medibank. Karen’s key objective is bring Medibank’s purpose ‘Better Health For Better Lives’ to life both internally for employees and externally in the community.
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Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
The Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) is the industry voice for the Australian workplace rehabilitation industry, representing thousands of independent workplace rehabilitation providers and allied health professionals. ARPA believes that giving injured workers earlier and more targeted access to independent workplace rehabilitation services is the best way to ensure their safe, timely and sustainable recovery and return to work.
With strong industry and government links and affiliations, ARPA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the professional interests of our member organisations and through them, the creation of a financially sustainable industry.
By advocating for best practice, ARPA promotes independent, cost effective and outcome-based workplace health and rehabilitation services with lasting outcomes for employers and a focus on long-term health and wellbeing for workers.
Rural & Remote Mental Health
Rural and Remote Mental Health designs and delivers awareness-raising mental health and suicide prevention programs.
We seek to help people and communities facing challenges like drought, stigma, isolation, lack of support and limited access to services.
Some of our programs include:
- Deadly Thinking – a social and emotional wellbeing program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Deadly Thinking Youth – a conversation starter for 12 to 20 year olds.
- Rural Minds – a practical workshop that encourages participants in agricultural communities to have life-saving conversations.
- Resource Minds – a comprehensive program for the mining and resource sectors.
Consult Australia is the association representing the business interests of consulting firms operating in the built and natural environment. We specialise in helping businesses of all sizes to create a commercial platform from which they can operate successfully and sustainably while making the business side of running their firm easier and less time consuming.
By acting as the voice of the industry, facilitating collaboration and networking, and by providing tailored education and support services, Consult Australia frees its members to do what they do best and what they enjoy most about providing professional consulting services: consult!
Our member firms’ services include, but are not limited to: architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, planning, cost consulting (quantity surveyors), project management and environmental science.
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