Facts and fallacies behind mentally healthy workplaces

Lucinda Brogden, Carolyn Davis and Dr Peter Cotton discuss some of the facts and fallacies about workplace mental health. This seminar was recorded as a live broadcast on 10 October 2016.

In this panel discussion, Lucinda Brogden, Carolyn Davis and Dr Peter Cotton put the spotlight on workplace mental health. Our expert panellists explore why a mentally healthy workplace is important, what it looks like, and what employers can do in the context of their business.

They also share compelling research and case studies supporting the notion that mentally healthy workplaces by design are happy and productive workplaces in practice.

Who is this seminar for?

This seminar is for all employers, especially those in small to medium business, as well as business leaders responsible for workplace culture. Mental health, human resource and workplace safety professionals will also find this seminar useful.

About the presenters

Ms Lucinda Brogden is a National Mental Health Commissioner, and brings insights from research and best practice approaches to mental health. Her primary areas of focus at the National Mental Health Commission are issues facing mental health and wellbeing, particularly in the workplace and the community.

Ms Carolyn Davis has more than twenty years’ experience in work health and safety and workers’ compensation management, policy, advocacy and implementation. She has held senior roles in major Australian companies and in academia as well as running her own consultancy for many years. Until recently, Carolyn was Director Work Health, Safety and Workers Compensation Policy in the Australian Chamber.

Dr Peter Cotton is a clinical and organisational psychologist specialising in how work environments influence employee mental health, wellbeing and behaviours. He works as an advisor to government and the corporate sector. Peter was the lead author of the Australian Public Service Commission and Comcare guidelines – Working as One: Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work.

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