Striving for Mentally Healthy Workplaces

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Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019 to Thursday, 28 March 2019
Address: Darwin, NT Australia
Place: Oaks Elan Darwin
Total Price: $0.00

NT Industry Event: ‘Striving for Mentally Healthy Workplaces’

Thursday 28 March 2018 I 6:00pm - 8:00pm I Oaks Elan Darwin, 31 Woods Street, Darwin

Introducing the Consult Australia Mental Health Report outlining the impact of mental health on society, on the workplace - through to how it affects your business.

SafeWork Australia identified a number of conditions that can have an adverse impact on mental health, includinghigh demand and high intensity work, and poor clarity around scope of work. A challenge facing consulting firms operating in the built and natural environment is that procurement arrangements with clients can create circumstances where these conditions are prevalent, for example high demand and pressure timescales (particularly for key personnel) and a poor scope of work which creates uncertainty as to the requirements to be delivered. Therefore, mental health concerns can be a potential downstream impact of procurement arrangements that are unclear, have onerous risk allocation, tight timeframes or involve short tender periods.

This event is an opportunity for members, associates and those working in the public sector to learn of current mental health challenges facing workplaces in Australia, exploring best practices within the sector, and investigating effective approaches in other sectors and internationally.

What does mental health mean to you, and your business? What are the biggest challenges you face, and will continue to face, as a company tackling mental health?

A facilitated panel discussion will explore strategies for providing mentally healthy workplaces, identify some initiatives in place for mentally healthy workplaces more broadly - and share examples of effective actions consulting firms can put in place to meet their social obligations to provide mentally healthy workplaces and to help improve the productivity of their business as a result.

The conversation will also consider how small and medium enterprises can implement features of programs developed by larger entities.


Nicola Grayson | Chief Executive Officer, Consult Australia

Gerry Doyle | Chief Executive Officer, Tonkin Consulting

Michael O’Hanlon | Workplace Engagement Manager, Beyond Blue

Neil Burgess | Director Operations, NT WorkSafe

Michelle Carpenter | Lead Project Accountant, Aurecon

Lidia Di Lembo | Coordinator of SabrinasReach4Life, Bereaved by Suicide Support Group NT and Black Dog Institute community advocate


Event Details:

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019

Time: 6:00pm registration & networking drinks, followed by our key note, facilitated   panel discussion, 8:00pm finish

Venue: Oaks Elan Darwin, 31 Woods Street, Darwin

RSVP: Thursday 21 March 2019

Cost:  (incl gst, and refreshments)

Members $75

Government $85 ( to book at Government pricing  email,

non-members $95