Working Towards a Mentally Healthy Workplace

AP Psychology & Consulting Services presents a complimentary Breakfast Seminar

Working Towards a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Date: Wednesday 10th June 2015

Time: 7.15am arrival  7.30am start 9.00am finish

Venue: RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

How do you implement a Mental Health Workplace Strategy that is both practical and follows best practice principles?

Learn from some of the best in the industry that will share their learnings and experiences in implementing a mental health strategy.

Arthur Papagiannis
Managing Director
AP Psychology & Consulting Services

Michael Knight
Vice President Human Resources
Staples Australia/New Zealand

Kate Dobbrick
Workplace Wellbeing Consultant
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

To register for this event, please click on the following link: Working Towards a Mentally Healthy Workplace

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 a strategy that supports and protects the mental health of their employees. Ultimately, these efforts sustain productivity and reduce costs.

  • Mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces 10.9 billion per year (Beyondblue 2014).
  • 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).
  • For every $1 a business invests in creating a mentally healthy workplace there is a return on investment of $2.30 (PwC, Beyondblue, Mental Health Commission 2014).

Reasons for implementing a best practice mental health strategy in your workplace:

  • Implementation of early diagnosis and intervention programs can result in a five-fold return on investment as a result of increased employment and productivity in employer outcomes.
  • It reduces costs associated with worker absence from work and high work turnover.
  • Helps achieve greater staff loyalty and a higher training investment.
  • Minimises stress levels and improves staff morale.
  • Mental health issues can affect anybody
  • Because it is the law

Seminar Key Learnings:

  • Learn the key steps for developing and implementing a practical best practice workplace mental health strategy
  • Rate your organisation on the six domains which workplaces need to address to maximise the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce.
  • Learn how to develop a program that will measure costs and benefits within your organisation as well as benchmark progress
  • Improve awareness of mental health issues and reduce stigma within your organisation
  • Group Discussion- Case studies and shared success

Who Should Attend?

Directors, General Managers, Managers & Leaders of:

  • Senior Business Leaders
  • Human Resources
  • Learning & Development
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Occupational Health & Safety

About Our Speakers

Arthur Papagiannis
AP Psychology & Consulting Services
Managing Director

Arthur Head Shot PhotoArthur Papagiannis is the founder and Managing Director of AP Psychology & Consulting Services. Arthur is a registered psychologist with extensive experience in developing psychological workplace solutions for organisations. Throughout his career, Arthur has been recognised as an industry leader in workplace mental health. Embracing the core values of integrity, commitment, innovation, partnership and adaptability, Arthur has built a reputation with both government and private organisations, for developing high level policy, strategy and service delivery in improving organisational performance and psychological wellbeing. Arthur has extensive knowledge and experience in the management of staff, executive leadership, employee development, psychological programs and broader business strategy solutions. AP Psychology & Consulting Services supports organisations to create a workplace culture that promotes the prevention and management of psychological injuries and wellbeing in the workplace, by developing education, awareness and confidence to help employers and its employees acquire the necessary skills to manage wellbeing issues most organisations find challenging.

Michael Knight
Australia
Vice President Human Resources AUS/NZ

Michael has been with Staples since July 2009. He commenced in his position as Vice President, Human Resources, Australia and New Zealand in April 2012. Prior to this, Michael held the role of National Organisational Development Manager where he was responsible for delivering critical leadership and talent management frameworks and for developing Staples in-house sales training and recruitment capabilities. Before joining Staples, Michael gained his Human Resources experience within global organisations such as Goodman Fielder and Unilever.

Kate Dobbrick
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
Workplace Wellbeing Consultant

Dobbrick is an award-winning workplace wellbeing consultant, recognised for her work in OHS training program development, for the Maurice Blackburn Vicarious Trauma Program. Kate has a long-term interest in the sustainable maintenance of professional psychological wellbeing, focusing on building leadership and employee resilience and capability within a psychologically safe workplace. Kate’s experience working in the plaintiff legal environment highlighted the need for a systematic approach to supporting the mental wellbeing of legal professionals exposed vicariously to trauma via their clients. Her current role sees her focussing on a holistic employee health and wellbeing program, designed to support the specific requirements of the firm’s lawyers and legal staff.

 

 

To register for this event, please click on the following link: Working Towards a Mentally Healthy Workplace

AP Psychology & Consulting Services supports organisations to create a workplace culture that promotes the prevention and management of psychological injuries and wellbeing in the workplace, by developing education, awareness and confidence to help employers and its employees acquire the necessary skills to manage wellbeing issues most organisations find challenging.

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