Mental health - the great taboo in the workplace?

Cheryl-Anne Laird, Director, Livingstones

Our workplaces are a representation of our communities. With the rising incidence of mental health issues in the community, we ought to expect a commensurate rise in mental health issues impacting on our workplaces.

However, many workplaces either chose to remain oblivious or alternatively are struggling with how the workplace and its participants can interact positively with employees who are experiencing mental health issues. The fear of doing more harm can be crippling. 

It is trite to say, but mental illness is an illness. Yet many employers see it as something different, something to fear and something that is too sensitive to address and a ‘no go zone’. There are things that employers can do to assist employees remain at work, return to work, or better yet minimise the risk of mental illness arising from events in the workplace. 

This presentation will focus on raising awareness of mental health signs and will explore practical interventions which will assist in managing mental health issues in the workplace and keeping employees in employment.

This session will also broadcast live to audiences in Cairns & Townsville.


Wednesday 18 October


Registration and lunch from 12.30 pm; Presentation 12.45 - 1.45 pm


McCullough Robertson, Level 11, 66 Eagle St, Brisbane


$56 member, $71 non-member (GST inc.)


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18/10/2017 - 18/10/2017
Brisbane, Australia

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