Mental Health: Your obligations as an employer explained


Mental Health: Your obligations as an employer explained

Date(s) - 23/05/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

POD Consulting

As an employer, you know you have a legal responsibility to manage health and safety in the workplace, but so many of us focus on our employee’s physical health, forgetting to include mental health and wellbeing. Mental health risks need to be managed by us, just as we do for any other health and safety risk.

Aside from just meeting your legal obligations, your business can benefit from increasing your employee’s mental wellbeing significantly. Businesses that investment in building and maintaining good mental wellbeing report higher productivity and sales, more creativity and customer satisfaction, with the business becoming known as a good place to work, making recruitment and retention so much easier..

This workshop will give you clarity on:

  • What ‘mental health and safety’ means

  • Your legal responsibilities as an employer to manage this

  • Tips for managing this, from preventing discrimination to reducing work stress and preventing psychological harm

  • Ways you can organise the workplace to support employee’s experiencing mental distress, such flexible working arrangements

This is a practical and interactive session with likeminded leaders, managers and business owners, where you’ll have the opportunity to take learnings straight back to the workplace.

Facilitated by Kim Ahern, HR Partner

With over 18 years’ experience in Human Resources and a degree in Human Resources Management, I have been able to operate at a strategic level in a variety of organisations, from global corporates through to SME businesses. This has allowed me to gain a depth of knowledge across the full HR remit, including employment relations. I am passionate about partnering with managers and senior leaders to find innovative solutions, allowing them to achieve outstanding business outcomes together with their people.

I’ve enjoyed working in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and farming; I have a down-to-earth, friendly approach, and will work alongside you and your team to bring about long-lasting, positive change.

Outside of the office, you will find me spending quality time on our rural property with my family and pets, where we enjoy kayaking and exploring our beautiful country.

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