TEAM LEADER TRAINING - CREATING, MANAGING AND MAINTAINING A MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE

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People in leadership roles, or those with an eye to leadership, have special responsibilities and legal obligations when it comes to supporting and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace. 
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Module 1:

Included

The Regulatory Environment; Employer Obligations under The Fair Work Act (2009) and Work Health and Safety Act (2011)
Analysis and examination of compliance obligations around mental wellbeing at work
The incidence of mood-affective disorders (depression, anxiety), their personal, social, business and economic cost
Understanding higher risk work environments; exposure to trauma, frontline roles, duty of care (around PTSD risk and other anxiety disorders)
Bottom line costs: workers’ compensation, absenteeism, presenteeism, staff turnover, productivity loss
Examination: Fair Work Act (2009), and Work Health and Safety Act (2011), role of the Ombudsman
Consequences of inaction: exposure to risk, litigation, prosecution for breach (under The Act)

Module 2:

Included

 Psychological Injury, what is it? Why is it my concern?
Examining stress triggers: poor work culture, lack of support, excessive hours, unreasonable demands (among other triggers)
Bullying, harassment, incivility, marginalisation: what is it? Its dangers; links to mental injury
Features of a mentally healthy workplace – how to achieve it.
Importance of relational justice, recognition, role clarity and ‘fairness’ (dispute resolution processes)
The ‘happiness quotient’, productivity and ‘bottom line’ benefits
Understanding anxiety, PTSD, depression – links to substance misuse, chronic gambling and other disorders
Identifying stress reactions and behaviours; what to look for, how to respond (personal and organisational response)
The importance of monitoring, of being alert to system failures, to excessive hours, unhealthy rostering demands, of unreasonable pressure
Understanding and recognising symptoms of suicide and self-harm ideation
Suicide prevention - strategies and skills for getting a ‘conversation’ going, for providing support and referral

Module 3:

Included

 Building a positive culture (through a Preventive Risk Management Approach)
Conducting an examination of work culture (at your workplace); where to start, opening discussion, getting ‘buy in’ and commitment 
A preventive risk management framework
Impacts of good mental health management on absenteeism, presenteeism, compensation payments and claims, morale, productivity
Inspiring change; how to ‘walk the talk’ – leadership strategies for fostering respect, for positive modelling, for inspiring and leading by example
Strategies for establishing positive norms and behaviours, building a culture of mindfulness and respect, respecting boundaries and difference
Embracing difference; managing relationships and diversity
The role of effective communication, of effective listening, of respecting capability, of consultation in protecting against psychological injury
Assisting colleagues and employees at risk: knowing when to act, how to take action, how to start a conversation
Strategies for personal resilience; keeping yourself well, being alert to personal stress responses and behaviours

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Short Description

MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK
– IN A COVID-19 WORLD

Program overview

The coronavirus pandemic presents seriouschallenges to the mental health and wellbeingof Australian families, workers and individuals. The training is designed to help peoplerecognise and understand the negativeemotions triggered by the pandemic. Itprovides strategies for resilience and positivethinking, for coping mechanisms to dealwith working in isolation, and for recognisingtriggers to negative behaviours (such as drug,alcohol and substance abuse, gambling anddomestic violence).

Participants will learn practices and strategiesto keep people connected and engaged, torecognise and understand anxiety, depressionand other mood disorders (in themselves,and in others) and advice on seeking andaccessing professional help and support.

Key content includes:

The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health

Who should do this training?

This training is for all at the workplace.

Why should they do it?

Changes in work and work arrangements dueto the COVID-19 response have introduced anew set of psychological risks to workplaces –of isolation, uncertainty, loss of connection andnegative thinking and behaviours.

Managing that risk and protecting thewellbeing of employees demands analert management and special policies,procedures and training to build resilience andengagement, to manage workload and workstress, and to assist employees to protectwellbeing through positive thinking andpractices.

Workplace Benefits

Maintaining a mentally healthy work-cultureand environment, and the engagement andcommitment of employees while workingremotely, will flow through to improvedproductivity, morale and satisfaction. It willalso build resilience, positive habits andthinking and reduce risk of mental injury,anxiety, depression and other disorders.

MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK
– IN A COVID-19 WORLD

Program overview

The coronavirus pandemic presents seriouschallenges to the mental health and wellbeingof Australian families, workers and individuals. The training is designed to help peoplerecognise and understand the negativeemotions triggered by the pandemic. Itprovides strategies for resilience and positivethinking, for coping mechanisms to dealwith working in isolation, and for recognisingtriggers to negative behaviours (such as drug,alcohol and substance abuse, gambling anddomestic violence).

Participants will learn practices and strategiesto keep people connected and engaged, torecognise and understand anxiety, depressionand other mood disorders (in themselves,and in others) and advice on seeking andaccessing professional help and support.

Key content includes:

The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health

Who should do this training?

This training is for all at the workplace.

Why should they do it?

Changes in work and work arrangements dueto the COVID-19 response have introduced anew set of psychological risks to workplaces –of isolation, uncertainty, loss of connection andnegative thinking and behaviours.

Managing that risk and protecting thewellbeing of employees demands analert management and special policies,procedures and training to build resilience andengagement, to manage workload and workstress, and to assist employees to protectwellbeing through positive thinking andpractices.

Workplace Benefits

Maintaining a mentally healthy work-cultureand environment, and the engagement andcommitment of employees while workingremotely, will flow through to improvedproductivity, morale and satisfaction. It willalso build resilience, positive habits andthinking and reduce risk of mental injury,anxiety, depression and other disorders.

MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK
– IN A COVID-19 WORLD

Program overview

The coronavirus pandemic presents seriouschallenges to the mental health and wellbeingof Australian families, workers and individuals. The training is designed to help peoplerecognise and understand the negativeemotions triggered by the pandemic. Itprovides strategies for resilience and positivethinking, for coping mechanisms to dealwith working in isolation, and for recognisingtriggers to negative behaviours (such as drug,alcohol and substance abuse, gambling anddomestic violence).

Participants will learn practices and strategiesto keep people connected and engaged, torecognise and understand anxiety, depressionand other mood disorders (in themselves,and in others) and advice on seeking andaccessing professional help and support.

Key content includes:

The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health
The impact of stress on psychological health

Who should do this training?

This training is for all at the workplace.

Why should they do it?

Changes in work and work arrangements dueto the COVID-19 response have introduced anew set of psychological risks to workplaces –of isolation, uncertainty, loss of connection andnegative thinking and behaviours.

Managing that risk and protecting thewellbeing of employees demands analert management and special policies,procedures and training to build resilience andengagement, to manage workload and workstress, and to assist employees to protectwellbeing through positive thinking andpractices.

Workplace Benefits

Maintaining a mentally healthy work-cultureand environment, and the engagement andcommitment of employees while workingremotely, will flow through to improvedproductivity, morale and satisfaction. It willalso build resilience, positive habits andthinking and reduce risk of mental injury,anxiety, depression and other disorders.