The statistics on mental health in Australia are already compelling, with 3million Australians living with anxiety, depression and many other mental health illnesses. Australia also has a deeply concerning rate of suicide. In addition to the significant emotional impact of this, the economic impact of mental health conditions is estimated to cost Australian businesses over $10.9 billion per year, in the form of employee absenteeism, presenteeism (ie. staff attend work with reduced productivity) and compensation claims paid from employers failing to fulfil their legal duty of care.
There has been exponential growth in the range of resources available to educate us about many mental health issues, however, the COVID-19 pandemic, bushfires and evolving economic disruption in 2020 has produced a new set of challenges.
AAAA is hosting a FREE member webinar on mental health in the workplace, including details on C.L.E.A.R.:
• Create a safe and healthy workplace
• Learn about responsibilities and rights
• Empathise to understand and respond
• Access helpful resources
• Remove stigma to have the right conversations
Tiffany Conway, Head of Membership & Marketing, AAAA, will share with you why providing a mentally healthy workplace needs to be a business priority. Mark Pacitti, founder of Dancing With The Black Dog, a not-for-profit organisation that advocates for reducing the stigma around mental health, will speak about his experience and insights on managing mental health challenges to build a better life. Mark will share practical tips on how to build a solid foundation for good mental health.
This FREE member webinar will be held on Wednesday 22nd July 2020. Times for each state are available below:
• VIC, QLD, NSW, ACT & TAS - 6:00 pm (AEST)
• SA & NT - 5:30 pm (ACST)
• WA - 4:00 pm (AWST)
• Stuart Charity (CEO, AAAA)
• Tiffany Conway (Head of Membership & Marketing, AAAA)
• Mark Pacitti (Founder of Dancing With The Black Dog)