Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshop

Strategies to develop & roll-out cost-effective, scalable initiatives

  • August 14th - 15th, 2019
  • Cliftons Sydney


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- What is mental health & how do you detect mental health issues at work?
- What part does the employer play? Where does that role begin & end?
- Understand employer responsibilities & risks at all levels
- The role of the manager - What to do & what not to do


Melissa Harries

Melissa is a psychologist and specialist in developing proactive interventions that improve employee wellbeing, drawn from over a decade working with the Australian Army running a military mental health unit supporting a unit of 1200 soldiers.

She is also the founder of the Parramatta Psychology Clinic, in 2012, and provides EAP counselling, where she specialises in Managing Mental Health in the Workplace and Adaptability.

Principal Psychologist
Mindset Psychology


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Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshop

14 Aug - 15 Aug


Mental health and wellbeing fundamentals

- What is mental health, how do you detect mental health issues in your business?

- What part does the employer play? Where does that role begin and end?

- What is organisational wellbeing? Short- and long-term issues

- Understanding the impacts of stress in your workplace

Employer and employee responsibilities and risks

- Navigate legal WHS requirements and responsibilities

- Effectively handle pre-employment medicals to help manage risk and exposure

- Workers compensation issues and optimal return to work outcomes

- ROI for investing in mental health - Make the case to your business

Understand mental health in the workplace

- Common workplace mental health issues

- Indicators of positive mental health

- Mental health concern vs mental illness

- Tackling common mental illnesses - Anxiety, depression and substance abuse

Wellbeing and resilience for managers and employees

- Workplace wellbeing interventions

- Encourage employee resilience

- Discuss wellbeing with employees and managers

- Manager self-care

  • Melissa Harries Principal Psychologist Mindset Psychology


Facilitate behavioural change across your organisation

- Create clearly defined roles, effectively manage relationships and conflict

- Understand people’s stress reactions - Body, mind, behaviour and emotions

- Use mindfulness to choose when and how to engage with employees

- Balance advocacy with inquiry and tackling resistance

Enabling managers to engage effectively

- The role of the manager - What to do and what not to do

- Identify early warning signs and educate leaders

- Practical intervention and support strategies

- Manage difficult conversations

Strategies to destigmatise conversations from senior leadership levels down

- Educate organisational leaders about psychological health and wellbeing

- Executive-level ‘champions’ in creating a psychologically safe work culture

- Top-down organisational leadership around mental health and wellbeing

- How to support executive managers and staff

Summary of key ideas, strategies and action plans

- Wrap-up and discussion of organisational perspectives on mental health and wellbeing

- Communication strategies to destigmatise, engage managers and senior leaders

- Ways to supporting your managers with self-care strategies

- Summarise specific steps for action in your organisation

  • Melissa Harries Principal Psychologist Mindset Psychology


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Level 13, 60 Margaret St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

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