With one in six people in employment experiencing a mental health issue each year, all organisations are likely to employ people who require proper support in this area.
Yet many boards are failing to register the scale of the issue or the potential impact - a 2016 survey found that only 38% of respondents had discussed mental health issues at board level. Directors also have a legal obligation under Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws to ensure that mental health issues are properly managed. In addition, research shows that the degree of buy-in from the senior people in an organisation is a significant predictor of the success of any mental health program.
Individual directors need to show active leadership and demonstrate that they take mental health seriously, which includes looking after their own mental health.
Join us for an interactive discussion facilitated by Genevieve Jacobs, and gain practical tips and insights for boards and directors on this important topic.
A light lunch will be served from 12.30pm.