Mental health in the workplace: what to do, and how it is changing the way we practice WHS18 Nov 2014, Posted by WHS in
I am giving the keynote on this subject at the National Public Sector Health, Safety and Wellbeing Conference being run by Liquid Learning in Canberra on Tuesday 18th November.
I am going to be saying that new approaches to mental health in the workplace are going to change the way we think about workplace health and safety, at last. It will be the driver for a shift to an integrated approach to worker health. Tony La Montagne’s model of preventing harm, promoting the positive and managing illness is a useful one, and whilst we have some way to go with understanding promoting the positive, there is a sufficient evidence base for preventing harm, managing illness and the integrated approach to worker health to make a start.
Here is a link to the presentation: Public Sector Conference 17/11/14 and a link to a benchmarking tool for mentally healthy workplaces I have adapted from the Canadian National Standard, a recent Comcare guide and people@work Benchmarking Tool Sept 2014.