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Mental Health at Work Conference

7 – 8 March 2022 | Rydges World Square and virtually delivered

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The inaugural Mental Health at Work Conference will take place on 7th- 8th March 2022 at Rydges World Square, 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.


  • 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
  • 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

Andrew Barnes

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

James Comer

Head of HR, ANZ + People Partner for Sales Engineering, APJC, Cisco

Natalie Tuckey

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

Ian Firth

State Inspector, Psychological Health and Safety, SafeWork NSW

Joep Van Agteren

Lead Research / Co Lead, Be Well Co by SAHMRI

Rachael Palmer

Senior Consultant and Organisational Psychologist, Transitioning Well

Vanessa Miles

Senior Consultant and Psychologist, Transitioning Well

Lou Wilson

Head of New Business, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions ANZ, APAC Co-Lead, Families@LinkedIn

Sally Elson

Head of People Advisory and Talent, MYOB

John Toomey

Current Chair, Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness at Work Initiative & CEO, Wide Awake Wellness Pty Ltd

David Henderson

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

Shanna White

Psychologist and Clinical Trainer, Cognitive Behavioural Education

Ella Mansfield

Wellbeing, Health & Safety Manager, Marsh Insurance Company

Tim Bishop

Construction Manager, BMD Group

Rhod Ellis-Jones

Managing Director - Ellis Jones

Shamila Wickramage

People & Communities Consultant, ANZ, Cisco

Leighton Hellem-Williams

Workplace Engagement Manager, Black Dog Institute

Anne Tosky

Senior Director, Employee Success Business Partner, Salesforce


Health Box

Health Box is a video-on-demand service providing a deeper dive on key topics, themes and questions relating to health and life sciences events in Australia and APAC. Visit our website here.

Health Box boasts a rich mix of free content for you to “snack on” at your own leisure including:

  • Speaker interviews
  • Executive briefings – short messages from organisation CEOs or senior management
  • Fast Chats – an interview style short video (5-10minutes) from an expert thought leader in your organization to provide solutions to challenges, announce new products, make a company announcement and many more.
  • Explainer videos – a short custom video providing targeted content as a potential elevator pitch, educating buyers about a specific issue or product feature.
  • Expert panels
  • LinkedIn Recommended Ads – get your brand Infront of our market leading LinkedIn Groups.

Each Health Box episode is different and each month we release a new episodes on different topics.

Have a message, project or idea to share? Connect with us ahead of our upcoming episodes to learn how you can get involved or we can work with you to create a new episode. Let us take care of you!

For more information on how your company can get involved in a Health Box episode, contact

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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“.

Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.

IMPORTANT: For more information on Informa’s Vaccination requirement for all in-person attendees, our Event Health & Safety measures in place and Conditions of entry, click here.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

07 - 08 Mar 2022

Rydges World Square and virtually delivered
389 Pitt St,
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 8268 1888


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Still have a question?

Kate Twentyman
Senior Conference Director

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 02 9080 4318

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