The impact of poor mental health has a significant toll on people and businesses resulting in lost productivity, increased absenteeism, stress, anxiety and burnout. With up to 45% of mental health issues experienced by employed people relating to their workplace conditions, it’s clear that more needs to be done to address psychological workplace hazards.
The regulatory landscape is changing, signalling a positive shift in the way we approach prevention and management of psychosocial risk in the workplace. But to effectively support employee mental health, workplaces must move beyond compliance and focus on developing proactive, preventative and evidence-based strategies that are integrated and championed by Safety, HR and leadership.
To help you drive improvement and make sustainable change in the way you approach workplace mental health, the Australian Institute of Health & Safety in partnership with The Hatchery are proud to present the Integrated Approaches to Workplace Mental Health conference. Join us as we unpack timely issues and emerging priorities to help you implement effective systems and strategies to support mental health in your workplace.
Why attend this event?• Hear from respected senior leaders in Safety, HR, Mental Health, Regulation and Legal
• Essential insights on key issues from keynote presenters, case studies and panel discussions
• Share your thoughts and ask your burning questions in live Q&A and interactive polls
• Extend your learning with in depth pre & post event workshops
• Excellent connectivity and a tailored online experience facilitated by our premier conference platform and experienced IT, AV and delivery teams
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
The Integrated Approaches to Workplace Mental Health conference is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Contact AIHS for further details.
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Attend & learn
- What the new Code of Practice & ISO45003 standard for managing psychosocial risk means for you
- How to ensure due diligence for workplace mental health at a board & executive level
- Tools to assess risk, control risk & enact positive change
- How to co-design targeted interventions to manage psychosocial risk
- Strategies to navigate the WHS-HR & IR nexus & improve collaboration
- Lessons from COVID on managing workplace mental health in the future
- How to set leaders up for success & build their capabilities
- Approaches to empower mental fitness & encourage help-seeking behaviour
- WorkWell – A multi-pronged approach to prevent workplace mental injury
- CASE STUDY: A holistic & co-designed approach to managing psychosocial risk
- KEYNOTE: Lessons from Covid – Workplace mental health & the future of work
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Managing psychological health & safety during COVID – Lessons from business
- KEYNOTE: Managing psychosocial risk: Exercising due diligence at a board & executive level
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Examining regulatory developments for psychological safety & what they mean for you
- Getting a seat at the table: Leading mental health & safety as a strategic investment
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Bridging the gap between Safety & HR
Clyde & Co Australia
Michael Tooma is the Australian Managing Partner and Global Head of Safety at Clyde & Co. Michael is internationally recognised as a pre-eminent health and safety lawyer. His work involves proactively working with clients to achieve global safety regulatory standards, as well as investigating and responding to incidents when and where they occur around the world.
Examples of previous work include writing and reviewing the safety management systems of companies across multiple industries, including mining, oil and gas, aviation, stevedoring, transport, construction and infrastructure, franchising, and telecommunication and broadcasting. His practice also regularly undertakes global benchmarking projects, facilitates safety peer reviews, undertakes investigations and represents corporations and their directors in defended hearings following regulatory intervention.
Michael is highly regarded as “very knowledgeable and specialised” for his expertise in workplace health and safety issues (Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2020). He is respected by peers and clients as the “pre-eminent safety lawyer” (Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2019) and as “one of Australia’s top-drawer work health and safety experts” (Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific 2019). In 2019, Michael was awarded the Safety Institute of Australia’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Michael was also recognised by Best Lawyers 2020 as a leading lawyer in Occupational Health & Safety Law, Litigation and Government Practice.
Michael is also an active commentator on developments in the law and practice. He has authored over 30 texts, including the Due Diligence Series on compliance under the Model Work Health and Safety laws. Michael has also lectured extensively on health health and safety law at universities in Australia (including University of New South Wales, University of Sydney and the Australian National University), New Zealand (University of Auckland) and the United States (Arizona State University).
In addition to his practice, Michael is actively involved in law reform. He has previously been invited to speak at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation on Ensuring Industrial Safety. He also assisted in the drafting of the National Model Mine Safety legislation in Australia and was a member of the Western Australian Ministerial Advisory Panel on Work Health and Safety Reforms.
Michael frequently delivers training regarding safety due diligence obligations, and how these can be practically discharged, to boards in a number of industries. He also provides training more generally on health and safety laws, including incident investigation training, dealing with regulators, health and safety legal obligations overview, and mock trials. Michael has also acted in criminal prosecutions alleging a breach of the officer due diligence duty for officers in a number of industries.
Chanel is a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors), and has worked in corporate health for over ten years.
With a combination of mental health, wellbeing and injury management experience, Chanel’s main areas of interest and expertise include shaping and maintaining psychologically healthy work environments, psychosocial risk education, awareness and management and building stakeholder and leadership capability to better address and support employee mental health concerns with an approach that considers the individual, team, environment and organisation, to ultimately mitigate risk and improve performance outcomes.
Chanel is proficient in preventing and responding to suicidality, and supporting family and domestic violence and abuse victims in the workplace, and aims to upskill, engage and educate key roles within organisations to help to identify barriers and harness strengths to create workplaces that promote sustained and successful investment in the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. Chanel is particularly skilled in the interface between human resource management, injury management, safety, and the mental health needs of the workforce.
Brian is a globally influential Safety, Resilience, Wellbeing and Sustainability Leader, with a proven track record in delivering tangible business outcomes, whilst maintaining an unflinching commitment to improving the lives of those people who are central to helping deliver overall business success.
For a large part of his career (18 years), Brian worked at Lendlease and in addition to undertaking a number of operational roles, he became synonymous with helping to engender a culture of care and in eliminating the possibility of people being injured or killed, whilst working in the high hazard construction and engineering sectors. In the later part of his career at Lendlease, Brian also managed Sustainability and oversaw the Group’s Wellbeing strategy, with the emphasis once again being on care for the team and support for those most vulnerable.
After Lendlease Brian spent some time in the consulting world and managed Safety, Wellbeing and Sustainability for AECOM, a large US headquartered engineering and consultancy group.
Very recently, Brian joined the Woolworth’s Group to take up the role of General Manager, Safety, Health and Wellbeing, with mental health and wellbeing identified by the Group as one of Brian’s key priorities.
Dr Rebecca Michalak is a specialist risk manager with niche expertise in psychosocial risk management and analytics. This expertise spans likelihood of psychological injury (disease) and injury foreseeability, prosecution risk profiling and comparative benchmarking, psychological health and safety culture maturity assessment, and PCBU strategic mindset and performance indicator review. Leveraging a uniquely multidisciplinary experience background and formal qualification base, Dr Michalak’s expert opinion activities involve evidence-informed, critical evaluation of management and leadership, HR, and OSH practices from an integrated risk management, strategic HRM, and corporate governance perspective.
What People Are Saying
“Inspiring & practical information from well regarded experts in the field.”Warrigal Care, 2020 Conference Attendee
“I was skeptical of a virtual event but the sessions were extremely well run, with a great lineup of presenters and topics relevant to our business and the climate. Well worth the time to attend and grateful for some further practical tips we will look to implement in our business.”2020 Conference Attendee