Mental Health Seminar – April 2014

Managing Mental Health & Psychological Injury in the Workplace

Interactive 1 Day Seminar       Melbourne CBD             4th April 2014

About the Seminar

With the stresses and strains placed on everyone in today’s working world, workplaces can look at, how they might help promote and maintain mental health and wellbeing amongst their employees. With one person in five likely to be affected by mental illness and six million working days lost by Australian workplaces each year due to mental illness (ABS 2007), it makes sense for employers to implement programs that support and protect the mental health of their employees. Ultimately, these efforts sustain productivity and reduce costs.

 “Research shows that Australian businesses lose over $6.5billion a year by failure to provide early intervention /treatment for employees with mental illness”.

Research by the national mental health charity, SANE Australia, found that a staggering 95 percent of respondents said employers and managers needed education on mental illness, and training on how to manage its effects in the workplace (SANE 2013)”.

“In 2011 Mental Health issues had overtaken physical injury as the cause for the longest absences from work  (ABS, Social Trends 2011)”.

Those shouldered with the huge responsibility of workplace wellbeing – often Leaders, HR, OHS teams –are generally ill-equipped and can find it challenging to simultaneously handle the legal, social, organisational and emotional minefield of this complex issue.

Participants will come away from this intensive seminar able to:

  • Understand the complexities and develop awareness of common mental health conditions and their impact on performance
  • Develop confidence in the key principles and planning required to intervene and support employee’s
  • Mitigate psychological injury claims through early identification and prevention
  • Initiate ‘performance conversations’ that acknowledge both parties’ rights and responsibilities helping contribute to successful outcomes
  • Navigate the often blurry lines of Duty Of Care
  • Understand the OHS and anti-Discrimination requirements
  • Identify psychosocial risk barriers in the workplace
  • Managing performance and making reasonable adjustments
  • Handle Return To Work challenges
  • Foster or improve early intervention programs that yield maximum return on investment
  • Show greater empathy and understanding communicating mental health issues
  • Understand the legal requirements and implications in not providing a safe workplace
  • Develop the confidence and skills to “Have the Conversation”

 Who Should Attend:

  • Managers & Leaders
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Leaders and HR professionals, particularly those in high stress organisations wanting to develop an awareness, confidence and skills to better manage mental health issues in the workplace.
  • Anyone with the responsibility of creating or reviewing policies and procedures

To register online and for a more detailed overview of the agenda please complete the online PDF attached. For any further enquiries please contact 1300 335 336 or email at

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44 Garden St South Yarra, Victoria 3141

TEL: 1300 335 336

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