Building a Culture of Wellbeing
Changing work environments, rising uncertainty, and increased social isolation are just some of the factors that contribute to mental ill health.
With 30% of Australians already reporting moderate to high levels of stress – and numbers expected to rise – workplaces have a responsibility to help flatten the curve.
Join us to get the latest tools and knowledge to improve mental health and wellbeing in your organisation.
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Mr Andrew Barnes (Virtual)
Co-Founder, 4 Day Week Global
Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing innovation, most recently, as the founder of Perpetual Guardian, his announcement of the four-day week made headlines around the world. He has established 4 Day Week Global, enabling interested parties to connect and advance this idea as part of the future of work. He is on the advisory boards of both the US and Ireland 4 Day Week campaigns and the newly created Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University.
Previously, Andrew was chairman of realestate.com.au, managing director of Australian Wealth Management Limited, and CEO of Bestinvest, a UK investment advisory company. Andrew holds an MA from Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Dr Carlo Caponecchia
Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty of Science University New South Wales
Ms Tania Domett
Director, Cogo Consulting
Tania Domett is the Director and Founder of Cogo, a research agency which since 2014 has delivered evidence-based insights to a broad range of private and public sector clients across New Zealand and Australia. Tania is passionate about the power of research to help businesses and organisations make good investment decisions and grow stronger communities.
Dr Joti Samra (Virtual)
Clinic Founder, My Workplace Health
Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. is a national thought leader on issues relating to psychological health, wellness and resilience. She is the CEO & Founder of MyWorkplaceHealth, a full-suite national workplace consulting firm and Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych. & Associates, an in-office and online (virtual) clinical counselling practice with offices located throughout BC.
Dr. Samra is a highly-regarded expert in psychological health and safety (PH&S). Over the past two decades, she has been involved in numerous national initiatives that have contributed to policy change in Canada, and is a Founding & Ongoing Member of the CSA Technical Committee that developed the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace(CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ9700-803/2013). This Standard is the first of its kind in the world, and is shaping policy development for workplace PH&S at the international ISO level.
Mrs Lucinda Brogden AM
Chair and Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission
Lucy has a strong commitment to helping others. Her primary areas of focus are issues facing Mental Health and Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention, particularly in the workplace. She takes an evidenced based approach to problem solving and social investment.
Lucy has more than 25 years’ experience commercial experience with companies including Macquarie Group and Ernst & Young working in accounting, finance and organisational psychology. Specifically, Lucy has worked in trusted advisory roles with some of Australia’s leading CEO’s, Managing Partners, Ministers and Chairs.
Chair & Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission
Chair, Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance
Patron, Partners in Depression
Patron, Lifeline Northern Beaches
Ambassador, Kookaburra Kids
Friend, Carers NSW
Founder & Patron, Sydney Women’s Fund
2019 – Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
2015 – 100 Women of Influence – Public Policy
Silver Medallion, Surf Lifesaving – Patrol at Bilgola Beach
A/Prof Samuel Harvey
Deputy Director and Head of Workplace Mental Health Research Program, Black Dog Institute
Prof Samuel Harvey is a Senior Academic Psychiatrist and leads the Workplace Mental Health Research Program at the Black Dog Institute and University of New South Wales. After initially working as a general practitioner, Prof Harvey trained in psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and completed his PhD with the University of London.
Since relocating to Australia in 2012, Prof Harvey has led a program of research focused on the relationship between work and mental health. His research considers the role work and workplace trauma may have in precipitating mental illness, the occupational outcomes of those already suffering from mental disorders and workplace based interventions for both the treatment and prevention of mental disorders. He has a particular interest in the role that new technology can play in preventing mental health problems amongst workers.
Director of Health and Safe Design at SafeWork NSW
Jim Kelly is the Director of Health and Safe Design at SafeWork NSW. He is responsible for leading a range of specialist areas including workplace health, engineering, ergonomics, mental health and return to work.
Jim has extensive experience across many industries leading regulatory services and human resource teams in workplace health and safety (WHS) prevention, injury management, and rehabilitation. Foundation.
Jim’s current responsibilities include leading the specialist psychosocial services inspectorate and implementing the NSW Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2022.
Jim is also a member of the Board of advisors for the Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds Foundation and a Citizens advocate for the recently formed Safety Governance Foundation.
Jim loves to spend time with his young family, getting active in the outdoors and enjoying the sun and surf.
Ms Jane Gardner
Head of Health and Well-being Strategy Programs, Leadlease
Jane is an accomplished Health, Safety and Wellbeing Professional, and is responsible for the development and implementation of Lendlease’s global health and wellbeing strategy. With a strong focus on mental health, Jane drives the mental health agenda and strategy at Lendlease, through a strategic mental health approach which includes a range of interventions and programs to decrease stigma and encourage positive mental health, she is also a mental health first aid facilitator.
Jane is also responsible for the Lendlease Foundation function to ensure the successful delivery of programs globally, with a strong focus on delivering positive health and wellbeing outcomes and personal development. Jane’s passion is to improve the health and wellbeing of the Lendlease people and their families and create positive awareness around mental health within corporates and communities.
Ms Angela Priestley
Founding Editor, Women’s Agenda
Angela is the co founder of Agenda Media, publisher of the daily news platform Women’s Agenda, Women’s Health News the Wraps series, the national Leadership Awards and more. She’s the founding editor of Women’s Agenda and continues to oversee the publication’s editorial team, who all share daily journalism offering a female perspective on politics, climate, health, business, leadership, tech and much more.
Host City Partner
The Cost of Workplace Mental Health
Poor mental health has a heavy impact on the working environment:
• Lost productivity
• Stress and increased absenteeism
• Overtime to cover sick-day absences
• Increased attrition
• Toxic culture
By attending the Workplace Mental Health Symposium you will discover the key challenges facing employee mental health and the changing work environment.
With a selection of case studies, research findings, lived experience speakers and networking opportunities, you’ll leave feeling empowered and inspired to influence positive change.
In less than 3 minutes you'll be closer to the knowledge you need to make an impact
Your registration comes with post-event access to all keynote and concurrent presentations
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Create a workplace where all employees feel encouraged and empowered to prioritise their mental health
Event Health & Safety Measures
Find out what we’re doing to create a safe and healthy environment for all attendees to connect, learn and network at our 2021 Workplace Mental Health Symposium.
3 Day Program
$899 + GST
- All keynote presentations
- All concurrent presentations
- Discounted accommodation rates
- Access to symposium app
- 5 star symposium catering package
- Access to exclusive networking functions
- Complete online access to audio and visual presentations for 30 days post-event (provided 5 business days post-event)
- Printed symposium materials
- Over 10 hours towards CPD points
- Your personalised certificate of attendance
- Exposure for your organisation
- Access to workshops
- Plus, chances to win great prizes!
2 Day Program
$299 + GST
- All sessions in Ballroom 1 on Monday and Tuesday live streamed via On Air platform (note: virtual attendance does not include access on Wednesday)
- Live Q&A opportunities for all keynote sessions
- Access to all concurrent presentation recordings via digital library (provided 5 business days post-event)
- Access to exhibitors via digital platform
- Hours towards CPD points
- Certificate of attendance
Options to extend access will also be made available after 30 days.
COVID-19 Safe Plan
Our Community Health & Safety Policy – COVID-19 Update
The Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference has worked closely with Queensland Health to safely execute this event.
We are looking forward to welcoming you the conference, however due to the changed conditions under COVID-19 we ask that you read and understand the important information below.
The event will be held at The Star Gold Coast. At this stage we are working with The Star to ensure the event complies with government restrictions and the event checklist supplied by Queensland Health. Please see guidelines here.
By attending the Disaster & Emergency Management Conference you acknowledge your role in helping to successfully carry out the COVID-19 Event Checklist. By playing your part, you will help ensure we all enjoy a comfortable and safe experience for all delegates.
For further safety precautions we also encourage the download and use of the Australian Government’s COVID-Safe app. More info can be found here.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19 – fatigue, shortness of breath, fever. We will transfer your registration to an e-registration, should you be unable to attend in person.
- Stay home if you have been overseas or to a COVID-19 Hotspot in the last 14 days or if you have been in contact with someone who has been overseas or to a COVID-19 Hotspot in the last 14 days. COVID-19 Hot Spots information.
- Each individual will be required to register and answer COVID screening questions prior to entering the conference.
- If you become unwell during the event, please see the staff at the registration desk
THINGS TO KNOW AT THE CONFERENCE:
- Maintain social distancing of 1.5m with people outside of your immediate group when entering or exiting the venue, or moving around the conference
- Cooperate with COVID Marshalls and Event Staff directives
- Practice high-level hand-hygiene using the sanitiser stations installed around the conference
- Furniture will be set up with 1.5m distance between guests – please do not move the tables