LEADING THE WAY

Workplace Mental Health Conference

Leading the way- Workplace Mental Health Conference

Conference Program

Morning Session
 
7.30am Registration opens and light refreshment
 
8.45 – 10.40am Introduction John Brady – MATES in Construction
Welcome to Country Uncle Charles Madden
Sponsor Welcome Chris Lockwood – CBUS
Key Note Speaker

Dr Paul Quinnett

Why can’t men be more like women?”

Speakers interviewed by John Brady (MIC) focusing on Mental Health Leadership

Gus Worland – Triple M Grill Team and “Man Up” series

Keith Schleiger – Channel 9 The Block, “Blockinator”

Kokoda Trek Amanda Arrowsmith – Aurora Adventures
10.40 – 11.10am MORNING TEA
Concurrent Sessions
11.10-12.30pm Digital Leadership

This session will discuss how digital technology can be used to improve mental health and prevent suicide in the workplace. It has been argued that technology has created a world where we are as connected as ever, while at the same time being more socially disconnected. Participants will discuss technology as a risk factor or as a tool in suicide prevention.

Dr Alison Milner

Brett Headley & James Polkinghorne

William Stubbs

11.10-12.30pm

Industry Leadership

The session will explore how organisational leadership in the workplace can influence mental health and suicide risk in a workplace setting. The session will focus on examples of organisational leadership in mental health and suicide prevention. Group discussion will allow participants to learn from and exchange ideas with each other.

Lucinda Brogden

Nataly Bovopoulos

Ebohr Figueroa & Allison Johnson

11.10-12.30pm

Peer Leadership

The session will examine various ways peers can provide leadership in promotion of good mental health and suicide prevention. The session will discuss gatekeeper training but also ways and means to reduce stigma and accept diversity in the workplace. Group discussion will focus on enablers and barriers to good peer support in the workplace.

Pip Seldon

Ingrid Ozols

Mark Jacobsen

Chris Lockwood

12.30-1.30pm LUNCH
Afternoon Session
1.30 – 2.15pm Panel Discussion

This session discusses the journey to establish MATES in Mining as an industry approach to suicide prevention and better mental health & wellbeing in the coal mining industry

Kylie Ah Wong

Andrew McMahon

Grahame Kelly

Jaelea Skehan

2.15 – 2.25pm Lived Experience

While we often talk statistics, the reality is every suicide has a profound impact on people, families, workplaces & communities.

Justin Geange
2.25 – 3.10pm

This session discusses the process and potential of the establishment of a blue print for Mental health in the Construction industry across Australia

Dr Alison Milner

Patrice O’Brien

Jorgen Gullestrup

3.10 – 3.25 pm

Lived Experience

While we often talk statistics, the reality is every suicide has a profound impact on people, families, workplaces & communities.

Mrs Donna Shanahan

3.25 – 3.30pm Close John Brady
3.30-4.30pm Networking Drinks