360° Approach to Employee Wellness

Deliver your message, grow your profile and impact

Presenter Applications Closed

Authors or organisations are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words. All abstracts are reviewed by the program committee. Successful abstracts will be selected based on their relevance to the symposium topics and suitability to the symposium program.


All successful authors and organisations are required to accept or decline their position and purchase their registration at the discounted presenter rate of $799.00.


The Program Committee encourage a variety of presentation styles and opinions. It is suggested that the following groups co-present to ensure a more wholistic presentation:

Service Provider and Client

Industry and University

Lived Experience and Practitioner

Important Dates

Abstracts close Friday 10 July 2020

Notification to authors Friday 24 July 2020

Author acceptance/decline due and presenter paymentFriday 31 July 2020

Program launchTuesday 4 August 2020

Early bird closingFriday 4 September 2020

Presentation Types

Oral, workshop, panel, table top and poster

Symposium Topics

Submit a presentation in one of these areas to be considered

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations run for 20 minutes, including 5 minutes Q&A time with the audience.

Workshop Presentation

Workshop presentations run for 80 minutes and are designed in an interactive format to facilitate active learning.

Panel Presentation

Panel presentations bring together views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. Each panel session will run for 60 minutes.

Table Top Presentation

Keep attendees alert with short, sharp bursts of information every 14 minutes. Each speaker will present for 14 minutes to a small group approx. 6 times. It is intimate, fast and is a great way to connect to your audience.

Poster Presentation

Poster presentations combine text and graphics highlighting one or more of the symposium topics and will be displayed in catering areas for the duration of the symposium.

  • Designing the plan/program
  • Implementing the plan/program
  • Intervention effectiveness
  • Assessing effectiveness of your workplace wellness strategy
  • Improving the plan/program
  • Evaluation of wellbeing programs
  • How to get buy-in, challenges associated with getting leadership buy-in
  • Importance of having leaders on board and driving systematic change
  • Who are the disruptors? Setting a new benchmark for company culture
  • Successes to emulate and pitfalls to avoid
  • Implementing and supporting mental health first aid officers in the workplace, defining roles and responsibilities
  • KPI’s link to performance management and mental health concerns – how to navigate
  • How can we apply the latest research in your area of expertise to make a meaningful impact?
  • Case study, evidence-based research
  • Non-academic evidence-based research and in-market research
  • International research and application
  • Data analytics – how to collect and analyse your data
  • Real time data-science based research using AI/Machine Learning techniques
  • Who are companies using technology and innovation to support their quest for a mentally healthy workplace?
  • What are the key trends and emerging practise? (national & international) / early intervention and prevention)
  • What are the exciting ideas driving future innovation to future proof workplace wellbeing and changing how we work?
  • Impact of AI and other technologies to increasing democratisation of mental health
  • Impact of AI on improving access to mental health and wellbeing solutions
  • How to assess digital mental health solutions – academic and non-academic evidence-based
  • Case studies (good and bad – overcoming stigma)
  • How does gender differences impact the approach mental health and wellbeing?
  • Different generational needs and wants for mental health and wellbeing
  • Communicating about mental health and wellbeing to employees
  • Through the eyes of the employer supporting their employees with lived experience
  • De-stigmatisation of mental illness (employer/employee/self-stigma)
  • Challenges of toxic cultures and solutions to overcome it
  • Employers role and liability
  • What is the employee’s role and responsibilities?
  • What is the policy and its interpretation?
  • Where is policy heading? WHS legislation
  • How is insurance adapting to fit the changing mental health landscape?
  • Workers compensation, return to work, and recovery at work
  • Navigating a mental health claim
  • Prioritise and promote employee wellbeing
  • Transition from old to new holistic models
  • Organisational performance VS employee wellbeing
  • How HR is turning talking about mental health in the workplace to actioning it
  • The HR process – supporting wellbeing
  • The role of technology as a disruptor
  • Measurement of ROI – how do we do this better?
  • Case-studies
  • Benefits of good work – human benefit
  • Productivity, presenteeism, absenteeism, retention – how do we better measure these?
  • What is the cost of not having a mentally health workplace?
  • Positive psychology – strengths, flourishing
  • Importance of physical health, movement, exercise, nutrition and sleep
  • Innovative solutions in the working environment
  • Employee support through challenging events
  • Short and long term challenges and impacts of COVID-19 and the Black Summer of 2019/20
  • Looking ahead – What workplaces have taken from their experience with bush fires/drought/Covid and plan to do differently (it isn’t all negative!)
  • Case studies of how workplaces coped with these impacts