Mental Health and Employment Law Conference 2023
Shaping a new era of wellbeing in the workplace
Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra & Online
Melbourne and Canberra 28th July - Now Online.
Mental Health is one of the fastest growing sources of injuries at work, but employers are often in the dark about how best to ensure their workplaces are safe for their staff, how to support them if and when mental health concerns emerge- and their legal and ethical obligations in these circumstances.
How do we tackle mental health in the workplace?
Mental Health Mindfields is the first in a series of Conferences dealing with mental Health issues in the workplace. This program has been designed in partnership with clinical and legal experts who will set out the mental health claims landscape, as well as provide clinical guidance on how mental health issues can best be prevented, identified, and managed in the workplace by managers, co-workers and the executive.
We will be joined by senior legal practitioners who specialise in mental health matters. They will also update you on the latest case law and what it means for your legal obligations and responsibilities.
- The day will provide the delegates with a legal understanding of the obligations of employers and co-workers which is another critical part of the Mental Health at Work puzzle and would not be complete without an introduction to the legal considerations employers need to bear in mind.
- Since Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is emerging as a particularly complex issue for employers, the program will include a special session on what that looks like, both clinically and legally.
- The day will consist of a series of expert presentations, followed by facilitated panel discussions where audience questions can be put to the experts.
- We will conclude with a hypothetical workplace scenario, where the legal, clinical and HR aspects of managing a mental illness will be brought together and explored by our expert panellists.
Who should attend?
HR practitioners, Lawyers, People and Culture Officers, C-level Stakeholders
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +61 2 9171 9768.
Date & Location
Sydney & livestream:
Thursday, 29th June 2023
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel
30 Pitt St, Circular Quay
Melbourne & Canberra:
Friday, 28th July 2023
Registration: 8.30am - 9.00am AEST
Conference: 9.00am - 4.00pm AEST
Face to face:
[ Early bird ] $675 + GST*
[ Full price ] $775 + GST
[ Early bird ] $535 + GST*
[ Full price ] $635 + GST
6 CPD points
* Save $100. Early bird closes 1st June 2023
Welcome Address by the Chair
Mental Health: The compensation iceberg
Dr Jonathan Cohen, PHD, Principal, Taylor Fry
What should workplaces be doing to support workers experiencing mental ill health
Dr Mark Deady, Senior Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute
Mental Health and Employment Law
Michael Byrnes, Partner, Swaab
Practical Strategies for the workplace:
Michael Plowright, Founder, Working Well Together
PTSD - Psycho Social Injury and Risk to Health and Safety
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the workplace:
Close of Conference by Chair