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Mental health & wellbeing awareness supported by IQA

Mental Health

Set to be hosted online by the IQA on 17 November 2022, the Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness Online Workshop provides the opportunity for members of all levels within the IQA to learn important principles of psychological safety.

The workshop is set to be facilitated by registered psychologist, Marina Reid Wilson, a masters-qualified coach with over 15 years of experience in executive coaching, workshop design and facilitation, and psychological assessment.

Wilson maintains a special interest in leadership development and assisting clients to build resilience, develop emotional agility and flourish in stressful environments and through the duration of the course, participants will have the opportunity to learn about mental health and improve upon mental health strategies.

The course aims to cover the following objectives;

  • Understand the prevalence of mental ill-health and its impact
  • Recognise signs & symptoms and changes in behaviour of mental ill-health for yourself & others, e.g., typical psychosocial risk factors
  • Understand how to have effective conversations around stress, health, wellbeing and provide initial help
  • Identify where and how to get professional help and resources
  • Identify what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective
  • Understand how to provide mental health first aid in crisis situations
  • Understand how to design healthier workspaces that promote wellbeing for teams and individuals
  • Understand how to support team members with their return to work after a sickness absence.

Completion of the course will help to aid employees and employers to uphold requirements under WHS legislation, wth the principal duty of employers is to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their workers or groups of workers.

Additionally, a mentally healthy workplace has benefits of providing a safer and more mutually beneficial workplaces, which can be achieved when knowledge and transparency regarding mental health is common in the workplace.

The course takes place over the course of 3.5 hours and a certificate will be awarded to particpants upon completion of the course.

To register and find out more information regarding the event, visit the IQA website here.

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