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Living Well At Work


Thu 26 May 2016, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church and Market St, Parramatta, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: brittanykht

Living well@work is a free panel discussion on mental health and the workplace.

Radio National journalist, Natasha Mitchell, will lead the discussion about work’s role in recovery, how employees can discuss mental health concerns with colleagues and managers, and how employers can best support an employee experiencing a mental health issue.

The evening will include input from panellists and opportunities for input from the audience, including sharing experiences and asking questions. Living well@work is the Mental Health Commission of NSW’s annual community event which aims to challenge stigma around mental illness.

Please register for this free event via the following link:

The evening will include input from the following panellists:

Dr Sam Harvey: Associate Professor in Workplace Mental Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and a Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute. He is a psychiatrist, general practitioner and epidemiologist whose research focuses on the relationship between work and mental health.

Rachel Clements: A registered Organizational Psychologist and the co-Founder and Director of Psychological Services at the Centre for Corporate Health Pty Ltd and Resilia Pty Ltd. Rachel specialises in helping individuals and organisations increase emotional resilience, manage mental health issues and reduce workplace stress. Rachel has overseen more than 8000 assessments of psychological injury in the workplace and is often the first port of call for many HR professionals when they have an employee they are concerned about.

Megan Kingham: Manager Health and Wellbeing at Optus and with 15 years specialist experience in workplace wellbeing, with a particular focus on health and wellbeing in large organisations with diverse employee populations.

John Canning: Partner in a major law firm in Sydney and has lived experience of mental illness. With the support of his employer John has effectively navigated periods of mental illness and maintained a highly successful career. John is a spokesperson for change and de-stigmatisation of mental illness within his profession and the wider community and is a community presenter with the Black Dog Institute in Sydney.

The event will include opportunities for input from the audience, including sharing experiences and asking questions.

Please note this is a public event that will be filmed and photographed. There are limited spaces available at this event.