Strong interest in workplace mental health seminar

Health professionals, injury management experts and business leaders joined APM WorkCare for a seminar on leadership in mental health this week.

As the drive for more awareness of the importance of mental health in an employee’s workplace wellbeing gets stronger, APM WorkCare hosted the event to valued customers and industry partners.

The seminar included talks from Australia Post’s Head of Enterprise Safety Emma Blee and mental health specialist Dr Peter Cotton.

More than 80 people joined the seminar and took part in discussions, including government representatives, insurance managers and professionals from various industries.

APM WorkCare General Manager Philip Paysden said the seminar was a positive forum to explore the best ways to improve mental health.

“Given that one in five Australians will experience a mental illness in any year, there is a growing impact on Australian workplaces we cannot ignore,” he said.

“APM WorkCare believe that it is our collective responsibility to provide leadership in mental health and wellbeing. We are delighted to have hosted this event which showcased the great leadership from Emma Blee and Australia Post, and includes the perspective of one of our generation experts, Dr Peter Cotton.

“Thanks to our valued customers and partners for taking the time out to attend and collaborate - the sheer attendance and support of this event has been wonderful.

“We look forward to bringing you more thought leadership and industry showcases.”

APM WorkCare helps businesses across Australia reduce the risk of injuries, develop safe work practices and return injured employees to work quickly.

Learn more about their services and how to reduce the lost work time, personal and financial cost that comes with a workplace injury.