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Understanding and Managing Workplace Mental Health

At any given time, up to 1 in 5 employees are likely to experience a mental health condition. Since the onset of Covid-19, Lifeline alone reports that contact with their mental health crisis services has increased by as much as 42%. Mental health injury claims remain the most consistently complex and high costing within the workers’ compensation space. There has never been a more important time for businesses to build a mental health support process for their workforce focusing on engagement, resilience, early intervention and best practice processes to manage people and legal risk.

Our Point of Difference

  • Instructors who are qualified employment lawyers and allied health professionals with a specialty in workplace mental health
  • Case studies from real-life workplaces and case law
  • Additional handouts and resources specifically for use within workplaces

Who is this course for?

Employers, People Managers, Injury Management, Health and Safety practitioners and those interested in mastering ergonomics.

Key Learning Outcomes

Following the course, participants will have the skills and strategies to:

  • Socialise practical and positive messaging around mental health, stress and resilience
  • Identify how mental health issues may manifest in the workplace – particularly post Covid-19 context
  • Recognise the early warning signs of at-risk employees
  • Understand employers’ rights and obligations with respect to employees who have known or suspected mental health conditions
  • Implement steps to start the conversation with an employee regarding mental health
  • Understand how to provide early intervention and support to employees with known mental health issues
  • Identify and implement reasonable adjustments
  • Engage more effectively with treating practitioners to understand work capacity
  • Understand the actions the business can take if an employee does not have the capacity for work or is not meeting performance expectations, whilst minimising legal risks

Details

Facilitators: Brianna Cattanach (Gallagher), Georgie Chapman (HR Legal) and Joanne Turner (Allianz Manager of Psychological Services)

Date: 27 April 2021

Time: 1pm to 4:30pm

Delivery: Online

Email Registration: Education@ajg.com.au