In a challenging year, maintaining and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of workers has never been more important. Across all sectors, change and uncertainty have heightened anxiety and stress for workers, and has created new challenges in the way we approach workplace mental health. To tackle these challenges, we need to think differently about how to support the psychological safety of workers both in the traditional workplace and when working from home.
In partnership, The Australian Institute of Health & Safety with The Hatchery are proud to bring you the Strengthening Approaches to Workplace Mental Health conference. This conference will unpack existing and emerging factors impacting workplace mental health and will present best practice approaches and practical examples for preventing and managing psychosocial risk and injury.
Why attend this event?
- Hear from a range of experts and stakeholders including Government, Psychiatrists & Psychologists, Regulators, Legal, Safety & Wellbeing Leaders and more
- Access all the need to know information about preventing and managing psychological health & safety in current and new ways working
- Get involved - Share your thoughts and ask your burning questions through live Q&A, panel discussions, group chats and face-to-face virtual networking activities
- Connect with your peers virtually and continue to grow your network
- Short on time? Don’t worry, you can view this event both live and on-demand
Who will attend?
Senior leaders and representatives with responsibility for:
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Work Health & Safety
- Health & Wellbeing
- People & Culture
- Human Resources
- Return to Work
Benefits of attending:
- Build psychological safety into our future of work
- Assess & respond to psychosocial hazards emerging from new ways of work
- Enhance psychological safety & mitigate psychosocial hazards through job design
- Build organisational capability to proactively respond to psychological issues in the workplace
- Support ongoing recovery to optimise mental health outcomes & wellbeing
- What does the research tell us about how to make your workplace & workers more mentally healthy?
- NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION ADDRESS: Making mentally healthy workplaces ‘business as usual’
- Case Study: Holistic wellbeing offerings for the modern workplace
- Empowering individuals to take ownership of their recovery & return to work
& Suicide Prevention Adviser to Prime Minister
Ms Christine Morgan is the CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Ms Morgan is a passionate leader in mental health care reform, committed to listening and responding to the voice and needs of those with lived experience.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ms Morgan was CEO of the Butterfly Foundation for eating disorders and Director of the National Eating Disorders Collaboration. In the not for profit sector, Ms Morgan was General Manager at Wesley Mission, over the areas of Corporate Services; and Community & Family Development.
Ms Morgan brings connection and passion to mental health reform, built on the networks she established in the corporate world, her broad legal expertise, her extensive not-for-profit experience and her strong ability to demonstrate to people how their contribution can make a real difference.
Psychological Safety Australia
Dr Brock Bastian is an internationally acclaimed researcher, author, and speaker who has spent the last 15 years seeking to understand how culture impacts on mental health and ethical decision-making. His work has been regularly featured in outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, The Economist and Time Magazine and he is recognised as a thought leader in the fields of Behavioural Ethics and Mental Health.
Black Dog Institute
Sam Harvey is the Chief Psychiatrist at the Black Dog Institute and an Associate Professor at UNSW. As well as running the Black Dog Institute’s clinical services, Sam also runs a program of research focused on the links between work and mental health. Sam has advised many organisations, governments and the World Health Organisation in how the best available research can be used to create more mentally healthy workplaces.
Jasmina Budisa currently leads the specialist Psychological Health team for SafeWork NSW. Jasmina has qualifications in psychology and work health and safety, and extensive experience working with the Regulator and previously as a rehabilitation counsellor. As the Manager for Psychological Health she leads a team of Inspectors to investigate complex workplace psychological matters including occupational violence, bullying, stress and fatigue. Jasmina is currently working on the NSW draft Code of practice for psychosocial hazards.
What People Are Saying
For someone who is not in HR or WHS, I found this conference extremely useful from a Managers perspective and will definitely be looking at improving my area with respect to managing well being of my staff.Operations Manager, Cairns Regional Council
An excellent event with highly competent, interesting and relevant speakers. Well put together and very worth while. A fresh and important topic that brought together different disciplines in a constructive way. Excellent work.Health, Safety and Wellbeing Specialist, Boeing
The whole experience was inspiring. Being with so many passionate and devoted people was a tremendous experience. While not being an ‘insider’ I felt engaged and motivated.Director, Department of Home Affairs
The conference was well put together, extremely well presented and the quality of the speakers along with their subject matter knowledge was second to none.vPrincipal Consultant, RSC Consulting
This was one of the best conferences I have attended. Despite the nature of the subject matter, the presenters were professional, informative and enjoyable to watch. the conference was organised with the utmost professionalism. I would certainly attend another one. thank youBusiness Development Manager, Australian Red Cross
Endorsers & Media Partners
New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
NZISM is New Zealand’s leading professional association for health and safety practitioners. We are a 2,000-strong community, operating nationwide through a network of 14 branches, whose members represent the entire spectrum of New Zealand business.
Our vision is to lead the way for the health and safety profession.
Our purpose is to influence better health and safety outcomes at work.
We achieve this by representing the interests of our members at industry and Government levels, and by supporting the growth and development of members through an unrivalled suite of membership benefits that includes:
- regular networking and CPD events;
- an extensive webinar programme;
- an internationally recognised accreditation programme with a pathway to the national register of health and safety professionals (HASANZ);
- a successful mentoring programme;
- peer support;
- regular newsletters;
- discounted training/events, and more.
Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association
The Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) is the industry voice for the Australian workplace rehabilitation industry, representing thousands of independent workplace rehabilitation providers and allied health professionals. ARPA believes that giving injured workers earlier and more targeted access to independent workplace rehabilitation services is the best way to ensure their safe, timely and sustainable recovery and return to work.
With strong industry and government links and affiliations, ARPA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the professional interests of our member organisations and through them, the creation of a financially sustainable industry.
By advocating for best practice, ARPA promotes independent, cost effective and outcome-based workplace health and rehabilitation services with lasting outcomes for employers and a focus on long-term health and wellbeing for workers.
Visit: https://www.arpa.org.au/ for more information