Working Towards a Psychologically Healthy Workplace in the Legal Sector

AP Psychology & Consulting Services presents a complimentary Breakfast Seminar

Working Towards a Psychologically Healthy Workplace in the Legal Sector

Date: Thursday 19th May 2016

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.

Joining us for our latest breakfast seminar are three passionate ambassadors for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing in the profession.

Arthur Papagiannis
Managing Director
AP Psychology & Consulting Services

Michael McGarvie
Victorian Legal Services Commissioner & CEO of the Legal Services Board

Marie Jepson
Co-founder of Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation

To register for this event, please click on the following link: Working Towards a Psychologically Healthy Workplace in the Legal Sector

 

Mental health is a significant concern in the legal profession. It is well established that lawyers experience higher levels of mental health issues (such as anxiety and depression) than their counterparts in the general population and are also more likely than others to turn to alcohol and other drugs to cope with these issues.

Over the last decade, there has been increasing recognition and support within the profession of the need to increase mental health awareness, support recovery and to consider the ways in which the nature of our work can affect mental health and wellbeing.

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?

  • Partners, Practice Managers, Managers & Leaders
  • Human Resources / People & Culture
  • Learning & Development
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Workplace 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 McGarvie
Victorian Legal Services Commissioner & CEO of the Legal Services Board

Michale McGarvie PictureMcGarvie was appointed Victorian Legal Services Commissioner and CEO of the Legal Services Board inDecember 2009. Prior to this, Michael was CEO of the Supreme Court of Victoria for three years. Between 1983 and 2006, he practised as a solicitor in a private firm, where he specialised primarily in dispute resolution and civil litigation over consumer and workplace rights. Michael is committed to preserving existing high standards and independence among Victoria’s legal profession and ensuring that complaints about lawyers are dealt with efficiently and fairly.

 

Marie Jepson
Executive Director
Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation

Marie PhotoFoundation was founded by Marie and her husband, George Jepson, in August 2008 in memory of their sonTristan a young lawyer and comedian who took his own life after a long battle with depression.  The Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (TJMF) is an independent volunteer, charitable organisation, with the goal of decreasing work related psychological ill-health in the legal community and to promote workplace psychological health and safety.  It strives to create greater awareness of depression and anxiety amongst the legal fraternity.Since its inception, TJMF has established itself as a reference point and facilitator of information in the area of depression and anxiety in the legal profession.  It aims to raise awareness, improve education and build effective models of support which focus on mental health wellbeing within the legal education system and the legal profession. In 2014 the Foundation released the TJMF Workplace Wellbeing: Best Practice Guidelines for the Legal Profession and is delighted that more than 130 Australian and overseas  legal organisations have chosen to become signatories.

 

 

To register for this event, please click on the following link: Working Towards a Psychologically Healthy Workplace in the Legal Sector

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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