Mental Health 1 Day Workshops November 2013

In 2011, for the first time ever, mental health issues overtook physical injury as the cause of the longest absences from work. What was also revealed is that Australian organisations that ignore this quiet epidemic lose over $6.5 billion a year. Such losses can be avoided or substantially diminished by implementing early intervention programs for staff with mental health issues.

It is clear that psychological injury prevention initiatives yield extremely high returns by reducing absenteeism, boosting employee engagement and productivity, and preventing devastating injury claims. For many organisations, identifying these issues and implementing changes are complex and difficult challenges.

Although mental health illness only accounts for 10% of overall claims, those claims account for 35% of the total cost of worker’s compensation claims per year (Comcare, 2013). The costs of psychological injury claims are considerably higher than other injuries because they tend to involve longer periods of time off work and higher medical, legal and other claim payments.

Our interactive 1-day workshop will address the daily challenges facing HR and OH&S professionals.

Participants will come away from the day able to:

  • Understand the complexities of common mental health conditions and their impact on performance,
  • Develop confidence in the key principles and planning required to intervene and support employees,
  • Mitigate potentially devastating, psychological injury claims through early identification and prevention,
  • Initiate performance conversations that acknowledge both parties’ rights and responsibilities,
  • Navigate the often blurry lines of duty of care,
  • Understand the OH&S and anti-discrimination requirements,
  • Identify psychosocial risk barriers in the workplace,
  • Implement better early intervention policies and procedures,
  • Handle return to work challenges,
  • Foster or improve early intervention programs to enable maximum return on investment,
  • Show greater empathy and understanding when communicating about mental health issues,
  • Understand the legal requirements and implications in not providing a safe workplace.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to safeguard your workplace from costly claims and lengthy, avoidable processes. Book now.

Minimise distress and delays caused by psychological injuries in your workplace

  • 01 November, Brisbane
  • 08 November, Sydney
  • 15 November, Melbourne
  • 22 November, Perth

All delegates receive a hard-copy workbook including the seminar presentation, exercises and supporting materials. A certificate of completion and a USB copy of all the day’s materials will also be supplied.

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44 Garden St South Yarra, Victoria 3141

TEL: 1300 335 336

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