Beyond the spin on work-related psychological health and safety

Three expert panellists discuss practical steps to managing mental health in Australian workplaces. 

While we’ve come a long way in ensuring physical health and safety is a normal part of how we work, our next challenge is to ensure mental health is given the same priority. With the cost to Australian organisations of poor mental health totalling more than $6 billion in lost productivity, it has never been more critical to tackle this issue. 

Complementing the national guide on work-related psychological health and safety, this panel discussion features some of the world’s leading voices on WHS and mental health. Together, they outline some practical steps and insights, focussing on the critical issues and practical, effective ideas to help you build a mentally healthy workplace. The experts discuss ways to prevent and manage mental health at work, including in small business; how to identify psychosocial hazards; how to tailor effective evidence-based mental health programs, and; the importance of effective leadership. 

Who is this seminar for? 

This seminar is relevant for PCBUs, leaders and managers, and WHS professionals and representatives. 

About the presenters 

Eldeen Pozniak, CEO of Pozniak Safety Associates (Canada) 

Eldeen, a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), a Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC), a Certified Health and Safety Management System Auditor (CHSMSA), a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (FIIRSM) and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health in the UK (CMIOSH), has a diverse educational background. 

Jamie Toth, Senior Consultant at Actrua 

Jamie is an accomplished psychologist and consultant with over 30 years’ work experience in the areas of clinical psychology, psych educational program development, program facilitation and leadership coaching. He has lead roles in a variety of projects designed to enhance self-awareness and motivation for personal and professional development. 

Teegan Modderman, Manager of Psychological Health Unit at Workplace Health and Safety Queensland 

Teegan Modderman is a registered psychologist and the Manager of the Psychological Health Unit at Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Teegan has worked in both public and private industry as an internal subject matter expert and a consultant. She has developed and implemented workplace mental health programs and strategies in industries such as rail, transport, education, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining and local government. 

Facilitator: Dr Peta Miller 

Peta has over 35 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors in the work health and safety and workers’ compensation arena, is a senior lecturer at the UNSW and was the Director of policy and research teams for nearly 17 years at Safe Work Australia. During this time, she led the development of national policy instruments including the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022

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Managing health and safety
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Mental health