Build a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Improve and promote workplace mental health and wellbeing

Conference Postponed

COVID-19 Update: Last Updated Thursday 26 March 2020, 4.00pm

Following the latest government announcement regarding COVID-19 and restricted event gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Workplace Mental Health Symposium.

Please know that we are working hard with all stakeholders, venues, partners, speakers and attendees to confirm a new symposium date to be held later this year.

All bookings for exhibitors, sponsors and attendees will automatically transfer to the new dates.

As a valuable contributor to the event, we are hopeful that you will be both interested and available to remain involved in the symposium on the rescheduled date, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Our team will continue to keep you informed at every step and we thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time.

How to build a culture of wellbeing

Mental ill-health is now costing Australian workplaces more than $13 billion each year.

Organisations are struggling to influence positive change in workplace mental health – and it’s leaders like you who are responsible for prioritising the conversation.

With 1 in 5 people suffering from mental illness, the time for you to invest and act is now.


Get the latest tools and knowledge to improve mental health and wellbeing in your organisation at the 2020 Workplace Mental Health Symposium.


Mr David Burroughs, Chief Mental Health Officer, Westpac



Ms Christine Morgan, CEO, National Mental Health Commission

Mr Craig Hudson, Managing Director, Xero Aotearoa

Ms Claire Spencer AM, CEO, Arts Centre Melbourne

Ms Rhonda Brighton-Hall, CEO and Founder, mwah (Making Work Absolutely Human)
Dr Jennifer Bowers, CEO, Rural & Remote Mental Health (R&RMH)
Ms Gina Carlon-Tozer, Director, MindFit at Work
Ms Georgie Drury, Founder and CEO, SpringDay
Dr Kathryn Turner, Clinical Director, Mental Health and Special Services, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Mr Andrew Douglas, Managing Principal, FCW Lawyers
Mr Aaron McCann, Energy Queensland, Finalist in AHRI 2018 Allan Fels Mental Health Award and Advocates for Mates in Energy
Mr James Hill, Energy Queensland, Finalist in AHRI 2018 Allan Fels Mental Health Award and Advocates for Mates in Energy
Professor David Kavanagh, Director, eMHPrac, School of Psychology and Counselling, QUT
Professor Tony LaMontagne, Professor of Work Health and Wellbeing, Deakin University

Poor mental health has a heavy impact on the working environment:

  • Disability
  • Lost productivity
  • Stress and increased absenteeism
  • Overtime to cover sick-day absences
  • Increased attrition
  • Recruitment
  • Toxic culture


By attending the 2020 Workplace Mental Health Symposium you will discover the key challenges facing mental health and the emerging workforce.


With a selection of case studies, research findings, lived experience speakers and workshops, you’ll leave feeling empowered and inspired to influence positive change.

Absenteeism cost

$4.7 billion

Presenteeism cost

$6.1 billion

Compensation claims

$146 million

Source: Pricewaterhousecoopers


In less than 3 minutes you'll be closer to the knowledge you need to make an impact


Too much to see? Relax, you'll receive all presentation notes and audio recordings


Create a workplace where all employees feel encouraged and empowered to prioritise their mental health

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