3rd Annual
Practical strategies to embed positive wellbeing & build resilience
Conference Date
6th & 7th March 2019
CQ Functions Melbourne
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Hear 15 perspectives and case studies from expert researchers, senior leaders & experienced on the ground personnel from emergency services, not-for-profits and leading psychologists

    The mental health and wellbeing of first responders has been in the spotlight since 2016, with the release of the beyondblue Good Practice Framework for Mental Health and Wellbeing for First Responder Organisations. In the three years following, first responder agencies have begun to develop robust mental health strategies and have started to tackle the stigma against mental health. However, the number of first responders experiencing mental illness remains alarmingly high and has resulted in the announcement of a Federal Senate Inquiry earlier this year. Agencies are still struggling to sustain cultural change and accurately evaluate the impact of their wellbeing initiatives.
    Join experts, researchers and leading first responder agencies at the 3rd Annual Mental Health Strategies for First Responders conference. Take away updates on the latest research including the findings and recommendations from of the beyondblue National Mental Health & Wellbeing Study of Police & Emergency Services, and learn practical strategies to proactively build resilience and positive wellbeing, grow a culture of support rather than stigma, and improve your mental health & wellbeing strategy.

    Attend & learn how to

  • Transform culture from the coalface to the executive
  • Engage leadership & gain organisational buy in by demonstrating the value of investing in mental health
  • Build a supportive workplace by addressing the negative impacts of stigma & bullying
  • Proactively focus on mental wellbeing and normalise conversations around mental health
  • Adopt & tailor the latest research and findings about mental health in your ongoing initiatives
  • Measure & evaluate the impact of mental health strategies through an evidenceĀ based approach
    Who will attend?
    Emergency services including Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue, State Emergency Services, Defence and other agencies exposed to first response trauma

    Commissioners, CEOs & other Senior Executives responsible for:

  • People & Culture
  • Strategic Performance
  • Human Resources
  • Operations

    Operational ManagementĀ responsible for:

  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Counselling
  • Peer Support
  • Psychological Services
  • Employee Assistance (EAPs)

Attend to learn:

  • Engage leadership, change culture & grow a whole of organisation approach
  • Share insights from research & best practice around the world
  • Drive a proactive approach to mental wellbeing & build resilience
  • Develop, measure & improve mental health strategies