Responding to Mental Ill Health in the Workplace - Melbourne - 8 March

Responding to Mental Ill Health in the Workplace – Melbourne – 8 March

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  • Responding to Mental Ill Health in the Workplace
    08/03/2018
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Program Overview

This program will provide a highly engaging and dynamic experience to build knowledge and skills in responding to mental ill health in the workplace, at a line management level.
Our Psychologist and acting team, will bring real situations to life and provide practical approaches for dealing with issues.

Course Content

Topics addressed include:

  • What is mental ill health?
    Identify and discuss the differences between mental health and mental ill health, mental health statistics for Australia, our mental health industry framework and common indicators of mental ill health.
  • What are the individual and organisational risk factors?
    Identify organisational and individual biopsychosocial risk factors which can lead to the development or exacerbation of mental ill health.
  • What are the legislative-driven obligations of the employer and employee? 
    Understand your legal and ethical obligations towards employees with a mental health condition. Understand the employees’ legal obligation around disclosure of a mental health condition.
  • How can I prepare for, initiate and conduct a conversation with an employee who may have a mental health condition? 
    Identify and implement key considerations in each phase of the process.
  • How I can effectively manage the performance or conduct of an employee who may have a mental health condition?
    Identify and implement key considerations in each phase of the process.
  • What can I do to support an employee who may have a mental health condition and/or performance/conduct issues? 
    Identify and negotiate organisational support via discussion of appropriate reasonable adjustment strategies to enable to employee to meet the inherent requirements of their role. Offer other organisational support, such as referral to an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Has anyone else experienced this? 
    Participate in a discussion, facilitated by our psychologist. Gain valuable insight by discussing issues, challenges and shared experiences faced by workshop participants.
  • Can I have a go?
    Practice participating in a range of effective and compassionate disclosure conversations.
  • Where do I go from here?
    Plan to implement the learnings gained through participation in this workshop, with a group of peers. Identify further support services and resources.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop participants should:

  • Understand and comply with relevant legislative and ethical requirements.
  • Identify the indicators of a possible period of mental ill health.
  • Demonstrate that consideration has been given to the possibility of mental ill health throughout the entire performance management process.
  • Identify the workplace risk factors which may lead to the development of or exacerbate a mental health condition.
  • Apply relevant early intervention and performance management strategies.
  • Plan, initiate and conduct a conversation with an employee who may be demonstrating indicators of mental ill health.
  • Work with the employee to identify and implement reasonable adjustments to their role.
  • Support other team members.
  • Identify post-workshop support and resources.

 

Location

Location:  

Address:
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia