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In this Issue

1. Case Study: How Does Optus Manage Mental Health?
2. Your Invitation to Free CommuniCorp Events
3. The Rise of Mental Health
4. Dates for your Diary
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 1. CASE STUDY: How does Optus Manage Mental Health?

Current estimates indicate that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year, the bulk of which is comprised of productivity loss due to absenteeism and presenteeism. With the financial and social implications clear, many organisations are now turning to their Human Resources and Work Health & Safety teams to identify and implement relevant strategies that can help to address the risks and opportunities associated with Workplace Psychological Health & Safety.

Optus is one such organisation.  
In this case study Optus detail the steps taken to build their successful Healthy Minds strategy, and what's planned next.

Read the case study on the CommuniCorp Blog here.


    2. Your Invitation to CommuniCorp Events

Free Senior Executive Business Forums | Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane

Many leading organisations are already moving well beyond tokenistic gestures when addressing the benefits of creating and implementing positive workplace mental health strategies. They are rightly undertaking more rigorous, systemic and strategic workplace specific and psychosocial based programs and it is in this context that work-life balance and workplace mindfulness are critical topics for consideration.

There is definitely considerable evidence supporting the benefits of developing healthy work-life balance and boundaries and for being more mindful in the modern workplace. So from a practical perspective, what is the role of work-life boundaries and practical mindfulness in a psychologically safe and healthy work environment?

Join Dr Chris Stevens and CommuniCorp’s team of senior workplace psychologists and leading corporate HR/L&D/OD experts in exploring these issues and taking a practical look at the practicalities of implementing successful and sustainable initiatives in this domain.

To learn more about these programs and to register your interest to attend, visit www.communicorpgroup.com

NOTE: As complimentary sessions, each forum will have a maximum of 12 participants per event. Strict eligibility apply with respect to role, seniority and organisational size to ensure a genuine peer learning environment.
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    3. The Rise of Mental Health

In conversation with David Burroughs, Managing Director and Principal Psychologist at CommuniCorp

There is a unique range of complexities and challenges associated with improving mental health in the workplace. In this article, David Burroughs, Managing Director and Principal Psychologist at CommuniCorp, discusses the rise of workplace mental health issues.

Associated with the challenges of improving mental health is the increasing recognition of the importance of a psychologically safe and healthy workplace: "That is, workplaces that promote individual, team and organisational psychological wellbeing and prevent reasonably foreseeable harm to employee mental health," says Burroughs.

"This type of approach is somewhat of an evolution from traditional approaches that focus on physical wellbeing and on mental health awareness/clinical disorders, in that it focuses on psychological health from a practical, systemic and workplace-specific perspective," says Burroughs, who notes that almost every organisation is asking its people to do more with less resources, is undergoing some degree of rapid workplace change, and has staff grappling with the blurred lines between work and home life.

Continue reading this article on the CommuniCorp Blog here

4. Dates for your Diary

FREE "What is the role of work-life boundaries and practical mindfulness in a psychologically safe and healthy work environment?"SENIOR EXECUTIVE BUSINESS FORUMS

CommuniCorp Head Office
Level 6 | 275 Alfred Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Regus Melbourne
Level 50 | 120 Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
Cliftons Brisbane
288 Edward Street

    Join the Psychologically Healthy Workplaces Australia LinkedIn Group! It's a hub where like-minded professionals can meet and discuss issues related to this growing area. A great resource tool, we will post the latest information and provide access to white papers, checklists and much more. Join now by clicking here or searching Psychologically Healthy Workplaces Australia through your LinkedIn page.

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