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Managing Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Virtual Workplace

How to best manage your own mental health and that of your teams working virtually

1 day in-person class or 2 half-day online sessions

Offered in-person & online

Accredited by HRD Future & Course Trainer

Course Introduction

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many of our previous attitudes towards and ways of working in organisations of all types has changed. Many organisations now have dispersed work environments with employees working from their homes. This has created significant changes to work content and work context, contributing to work stress for many.

Studies throughout the Asia Pacific region has revealed the increase in poor mental health of employees and highlighted the need for organisations to take steps to ensure optimal mental health and wellbeing for the staff.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have found 5 leading mental health problems in the region:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicidal behaviour, and
  • Substance-abuse Disorder

According to WHO, work is good for health. A healthy state of mental well-being can also contribute to improved productivity in businesses.

This program is guaranteed to provide you with practical, easy-to-implement tools and strategies that enable you to look after your own mental health and wellbeing as well as that of your employees.

A Few Testimonials

The audience felt that there was no longer a negative stigma against those diagnosed with depression and that there was no need to hide. You did an excellent job helping our audience feel more aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in themselves and others. Thank you for making time to come and speak to us. – Indochinese Elderly Refugees Association Victoria

Sandi is fantastic – the content is all inspiring. We hung on to every word. Encouraging, clear, inspiring, funny, knowledgeable. Never met anyone that has taught me so much in a small amount of time.  – Vicki Boyle, Assistant Accountant, Canon

The course exceeded my expectations. Having attended similar courses, my mind was slightly closed. Sandi’s presentation skills, professionalism, enthusiasm and content proved very insightful, entertaining and valuable. – David Grant, Investigator, State Revenue Office Victoria

Course Trainer

Sandi Givens is an expert presenter and facilitator with more than 30 years’ experience working with literally hundreds of organisations and thousands of people in dozens of industry sectors. With background in management and corporate training, Sandi’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Sociology), Accreditation in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Generative Learning. She is an International Award-winning Speaker and is recognised as a successful and accomplished writer of countless published articles and her own book.

Learning Objectives

Understand what exactly is referred to by the phrase ‘mental health and wellbeing’

Identify the specific hazards to mental health in a virtual work environment

Recognise signs of mental unwellness in both yourself and your team members

Take steps to attain and maintain optimal mental health for yourself

How – and where - to seek help when needed

Have effective mental health conversations with employees

Who Should Attend?

  • Leaders responsible for the wellbeing of employees
  • Executives and Managers wishing to be role models for mental wellness in their organisation
  • Representatives from HR, OH&S and Staff Training and Development
  • Employees who are concerned about issues relating to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

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