The inaugural Mental Health at Work Conference will take place on 11-12 November 2021 at the Swissotel Sydney. It will also be available virtually.
Prioritising mental health at work has accelerated due to the enduring impact COVID-19 has had on the mental health of employees. Workplaces have been presented with a new set of challenges in managing employee mental health and wellbeing as they adapt to remote working and distorted lines between home and work, all whilst navigating ongoing uncertainty and economic constraints.
Strong leadership, an organisation with a clear and actionable mental health strategy, and a shift towards building mental health into workplace culture will all contribute towards creating psychologically safe workplaces that support employees in maintaining their wellbeing and build resiliency, ultimately benefiting the overall performance and productivity of their organisation.
The Mental Health at Work Conference will explore how organisations are adapting and rethinking their approach to mentally healthy workplaces by making a genuine commitment to employee mental health and wellbeing. The conference will explore actionable strategies and share practical case studies for managers to take away to better support employees in the ‘new normal’ of remote working, creating workplaces that invest in the mental health and wellbeing of its people by building a psychologically positive and connected workplace.
TOPICS BEING ADDRESSED INCLUDE:
- Build your own workplace mental health approach
- A PERSONAL JOURNEY | Breaking the stigma
- Beast of burden – COVID-19, mental health and Australian workplaces’
- Mentally healthy workplaces: Good for people, good for business
- New code of practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work
- The Xero approach to employee health & wellbeing
- Emerging from isolation and loneliness
- Beyond burned out: New perspectives on managing work-life conflict with a focus on working parents and older worker
- Sleep, Pandemic and Workplace Mental Health
- Languishing – The invisible costs to your organisation. How the latest evidence in mental wellbeing can help your people thrive
- The 4 Day Week-An idea whose time has come
- The importance of creating a 3D experience to support employees mental health
- CASE STUDY | What does mental health & wellbeing look like in the new (remote) working environment?
- PANEL DISCUSSION | Identifying and understanding the chief mental health challenges for your workplace and solutions to respond to the needs of your individual employees
- CASE STUDY | A Trust Based Approach to Employee Wellbeing
Supporting the mental health of medical staff and front-line workers
Lucy Brogden AM
Chair, National Mental Health Commission, Chair, Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance
Founder, Perpetual Guardian and Architect, 4 Day Week
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam
Professor & Deputy Director, Turner Institute for Brain & Mental Health, Monash University & Chair, Sleep Health Foundation
Senior Director, Employee Success, Salesforce
Head of HR, ANZ + People Partner for Sales Engineering, APJC, Cisco
Global Head of Wellbeing, Xero
Project Manager, Be Well Co by SAHMRI
Dr. Samantha Bendall
Emergency Physician & Deputy Director, SLHD MDOK, Retrieval Specialist and Director of Education, CareFlight, & State Retrieval Consultant, NSW Ambulance
State Inspector, Psychological Health and Safety, SafeWork NSW
Joep Van Agteren
Lead Research / Co Lead, Be Well Co by SAHMRI
Group Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing Manager, The NRMA
Senior Consultant and Organisational Psychologist, Transitioning Well
Senior Consultant and Psychologist, Transitioning Well
Head of New Business, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions ANZ, APAC Co-Lead, Families@LinkedIn
Head of People Advisory and Talent, MYOB
Current Chair, Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness at Work Initiative & CEO, Wide Awake Wellness Pty Ltd
Business Unit Director Alzheimer Disease, Biogen
Dr Sarah Cotton
Co-Director and Organisational Psychologist, Transitioning Well
Dr Lindsay McMillan OAM FAICD
Managing Director & Lead Researcher, Reventure Ltd
Psychologist and Clinical Trainer, Cognitive Behavioural Education
Principal for Mental Health & Wellbeing, Marsh
Construction Manager, BMD Group
Managing Director - Ellis Jones
Director, Communications - Ellis Jones
People & Communities Consultant, ANZ, Cisco
Health & Safety Commitment
When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.
All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure”.
Vaccination required for all in-person attendees
To ensure the maximum safety of our audiences, Informa requires all in-person participants (speakers, delegates, partners, sponsors, exhibitors, suppliers) to be fully vaccinated in order to gain access to the physical event. For those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, we encourage you to participate in the event by booking a virtual pass to attend the event.
This is an important measure to keep our community members safe who have not yet been able to get vaccinated or who are unable to get vaccinated. We hope it will also help infuse confidence and alleviate concerns that some may still have about attending an event in person.
For more information and to see our FAQs about our Covid-19 health & safety approach, please visit https://www.informa.com.au/allsecure/
Event Health & Safety measures in place
- Informa will continue to adhere to the COVID-19 rules and restrictions applicable to the local state government where the event will be run
- Enhanced cleaning and hygiene practice including deep cleaning and sanitization before, during, and after our events has been implemented
- Reduced contact registration is in place
- Physically distanced seating options in line with local authority regulations will be provided in all venues
- Contact tracing: All attendees will be required to check-in to the event venue using the relevant government Covid-safe app
Conditions of entry:
Entry to an Informa event for attendees and staff is not permitted if they:
- are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms
- have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
- are themselves, or residing with anyone who is, waiting the results of a test for COVID-19
- have returned from international or interstate (where relevant) travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days
- Are not able to provide proof of vaccination
For more details please visit https://www.informa.com.au/allsecure/