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NSW OD&D Network Forum

Date: Tuesday 22 Oct 2019
Time 5:45PM - 7:00PM
Level 19, 20 Bond St
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.00
Enquiries: 03 9918 9200 (Short courses & Formal Education)
03 9918 9243 (Network Forums, Webinars & Events)

NSW OD&D Network Forum

NSW OD&D Network  Forum

Check in time – 5:45 pm
Session start – 6:00 pm
Session finish – 7:00 pm

Upon arrival in the lobby, the Event Convenors will escort guests up in the lifts.

Key Steps for a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Achieving a mentally healthy workplace is increasingly a goal for organisations, however the challenge is to move from awareness-raising or ad hoc programs through to an integrated approach to sustaining positive mental health.

Research has shown that in NSW less than 10% of workplaces have an integrated and sustained approach to mental health and wellbeing, with close to one-in-five businesses only having a basic awareness of workplace mental health. Sometimes it takes a crisis to bring mental health to the forefront of thinking for an organisation, at other times it can be driven by leaders that aim to create a work environment of respect and inclusivity.

This session will explore the drivers for change and importantly the key capabilities to build and sustain mental health as an integral part of culture through the use of case studies and research. Coinciding with Mental Health Month this is a great opportunity to engage in dialogue and share ideas.

Speaker: Lana Schwartz, Director of Consulting, Converge International

Lana is a registered psychologist with a background in Sport and Performance Psychology and has spent the last 15 years working in a range of senior management roles within the Employee Assistance Program/ Wellbeing sector with Converge International.

She has an excellent record of achievement in promoting, implementing and developing integrated health and wellbeing programs within Australian workplaces. With a 10+ year history of managing key national and global customers as well as the marketing/brand proposition of Converge, she has developed an understanding of the general issues facing Australian Workplaces and offers key insights for workplace wellbeing and mental health.

For the last three years Lana has been on the executive of the peak professional body, Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Australasia (EAPAA), and has just taken up the role as President for 2019.

Speaker: Ebohr Figueroa CPHR, Client Solutions Lead, Converge International

Ebohr has worked extensively with organisations in managing challenges with people and culture, often arising in the context of workplace conflict or risks that affect employee wellbeing and mental health.

His experience as a mediator for over 15 years has given a window into the challenges that arise in teams and workplace culture and how organisations can take a proactive approach to overcoming these challenges.


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Registration closes Friday 18 October 2019

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22/10/2019 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Hudson Level 19, 20 Bond St Sydney, NSW 2000
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