Mental Health Week 2022

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Mental Health Week 2022

October 8, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Play your part in reducing stigma and discrimination.

Protecting the psychological health of workers is just as important as protecting their physical health. Mental Health Week, celebrated annually in October, raises the profile of mental health and wellbeing and aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

While building a mentally healthy workplace makes good business sense, controlling psychological health and safety risks is also a legislative requirement.

The events held during the week are a great opportunity to show your commitment to building mentally healthy workplaces, nurture your teams’ capabilities and improve your organisational awareness of psychological health and safety and early intervention.

World Mental Health Day Breakfast panel event
10 October, 7 am – 9:30 am

Join us in person on World Mental Health Day for a breakfast event as we hear from our new Queensland Mental Health Ambassador Hayley Lewis.

We will also have a panel discussion, led by facilitator Mark Oostergo, General Manager and Principal Psychologist of Communicorp, on the role of different regulators and legislations for mental health at work.  During this session we will be dissecting a case study that has multiple psychosocial hazards and psychological health issues from different agency or legislative perspectives. Panellists include:

  • Scott McDougall, Queensland Human Rights Commissioner
  • Ivan Frkovic, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner
  • Workplace Health and Safety Queensland representatives

Tickets: $50 pp (ex gst), spots are limited!
Venue: Victoria Park Function Centre, Brisbane


Regulating mentally healthy workplaces
11 October, 9:30 am – 10:45 am AEST

Exploring common event based and cumulative psychosocial hazards and factors in the design or management of work that increases the risk of psychological or physical harm, the types of controls you could consider and what ‘reasonably practicable’ means.
Register here: Regulating mentally healthy workplaces livestream – Mental Health Week 2022 Tickets, Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM | Eventbrite

Imagining a workplace without burnout: new findings and a roadmap to prevention
12 October, 3:45 pm – 5 pm AEST

Industrial/Organisational psychologist Dr John Chan and wellbeing and burnout expert and researcher Sally Clarke, share the latest findings from the 2022 Global Burnout Study, discuss the misalignment between much hyped burnout prevention strategies and the root causes of burnout, and give practical advice on what organisations can do to drive attraction and retention through burnout mitigation.
Register here: Imagining a Workplace Without Burnout Tickets, Wed, Oct 12, 2022 at 3:45 PM | Eventbrite

Suicide prevention for at-risk industries 
13 October, 8 am – 9:15 am AEST

Our panellists Darius Boyd and Justin Geange (Mates in Construction) share their experiences and discuss breaking down stigma of mental health. Connie Galati also joins us from the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Unit, Australian Public Service, to share insights into how they are building capabilities and expertise through their Compassionate foundations e-learning and mental health capability framework.
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Diversity and inclusion for mentally healthy workplaces livestream
14 October, 10 am – 11:30 am AEST

Catherine Lee, Director and Founding partner of Lethbridge Piper and Associates, will be sharing insights on how neurodivergent workers may experience risk at work differently from their neurotypical co-workers – and what you can do to ensure you are making workplaces safer, healthier, and more inclusive for neurodivergent workers.
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October 8, 2022
October 16, 2022
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Kingaroy, QLD 4610 Australia
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