Workplace psychological health is a critical issue affecting organisations internationally. Up until recently there has often been a reluctance to adopt proactive approaches to psychological health and safety, a tendency to avoid or minimise workplace mental health related issues and at times confusion as to who was responsible for mechanisms to ensure a psychologically safe and healthy working environment. With the current prevalence and costs of work-related psychological injuries, greater research into the costs of broader workplace mental health related concerns and clarity around known psychosocial risk factors, Safety Professionals have an increasingly important role to play in developing mentally healthy workplaces.
Safety Professionals have significant responsibilities in determining, actioning and sustaining preventative initiatives for psychological health and safety. However, ensuring psychological health and safety is not as straightforward as simply overlaying traditional physical safety models and approaches, and most safety related training does not adequately cover psychosocial elements.
The PSHW Safety Professionals workshop is designed specifically for WHS/OHS and corporate safety professionals to help develop capabilities specifically around identifying, controlling and preventing workplace factors related to psychological health concerns. This session provides an overview and guide to assessing psychosocial risk and implementing psychological health and safety initiatives for organisations.
Based on international best-practice and evidence-based principles, this half day in-house workshop covers:
- Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplaces (PS&HW)
- The business case for Psychological Health and Safety
- Legislative/compliance requirements for Psychological Health and Safety
- Roles and responsibilities for ensuring a psychologically safe and healthy workplace
- Understanding psychosocial risk factors
- Psychosocial Risk Assessment - Tools and Techniques
- Mitigation actions – what to do and when
- Prioritisation and action planning
This workshop develops essential capabilities for safety professionals to proactively respond to the increasingly business-critical workplace psychological health landscape.
"Psychological Health & Safety - Safety Professional Workshops" are available for delivery In-House across Australia. For more information or to schedule a session please contact CommuniCorp on 1300 855 140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE "Strategic Planning for Psychologically Safe & Healthy Workplaces" Senior Executive Business Forums
MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | CANBERRA | BRISBANE
CommuniCorp is hosting a series of Senior Executive Business Forums focussed on 'Strategic Planning for Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplaces' in February 2015 free of charge for eligible senior HR/WHS executives from large (300+ FTE staff) government and commercially focused organisations. To ensure a genuine peer based learning environment, attendance is limited to those directly responsible for developing and implementing practical strategies for workplace psychological health.
As an introduction to the "Psychologically Healthy Workplaces Strategic Planning" Half Day Sessions these highly applied sessions are based on our real world experience and will enable executives to make an informed assessment of what they already have in place, what they can leverage from, and what capabilities/action points can be developed in-house. Participants will also receive access to practical checklists and strategy guides, as well as a wealth of practical information on:
- The practicalities of Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplaces (PS&HW)
- System, policy and procedural considerations
- Determining organisational specific ‘business cases’, psychosocial hazards and priority areas – action, strategies and tools
- Roles and responsibilities – introduction to Necessary and Sufficient Skills Gap Analysis
- Determining program effectiveness - what, how and when to measure and what to expect
These sessions are hosted free of charge for eligible registrations, and expressions of interest to attend are now open. Full details of these session, and registration, is available here.
To learn more about CommuniCorp Group, and our programs, contact us on:
Email email@example.com | Phone 1300 855 140 | Web www.communicorpgroup.com