October 2021 Virtual Members’ Meeting

Members met virtually for our October Members’ Meeting on 12 October 2021.

When: Tuesday 12 October 10am-12pm AEST

Guest speakers:

  • Erica Rubic, Safe Work NSW, Healthy Workplaces Manager & Ian Firth, State Inspector
    Mentally Healthy Workplaces and Code of Practice Overview
  • Michael Van Dyk, Black Dog Institute Workplace Engagement Manager
    Unprecedented times – supporting NSW businesses through COVID-19
  • Associate Professor Karina Jorritsma; Professor of Practice, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University
    Supporting employee mental health and productivity: Opportunities for SMART work design during COVID-19 and beyond.

August 2021 Virtual Members’ Meeting

Members met virtually for our August Members’ Meeting on 3 August 2021.

When: Tuesday 3 August 10am-12pm AEST

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Sadhbh Joyce (MClinNeuropsych, PhD, MAPS)– Mindarma
    An evidence-based approach to developing psychological wellbeing and adaptive resilience in the workplace. From research to implementation. 
  • Sharon Bower, Suicide Prevention Australia
    Suicide Prevention in the workplace: A competency framework (the Framework).  

April 2021 Virtual Members’ Meeting

Members met virtually for our April 2021 Members’ Meeting on 13 April 2021.

When: Tuesday 13th, April 9:30-12:30 AEDT

COVID – One year on:

WayAhead Workplaces are excited to bring together our members for our April meeting in a different way to ever before. This meeting will be focused entirely on sharing case studies from the past 12 months since the global pandemic hit.

The workplace health and wellbeing sector has been significantly impacted by this pandemic in dozens of ways. The SuperFriend, “Indicators of a Thriving Workplace report” tells us that mental health conditions have increased across working Australia since the pandemic, with 60% of Australia’s workforce experiencing a mental health condition, up from 2019. On top of this, the shape and face of the traditional workplace has changed forever.

This event is an opportunity for our members to share how their workplace looked pre February 2020, what happened when things started to change in March, and what has happened since then.  We will dive into some examples of workplaces and what the challenges looked like and any key learnings along the way.

February 2021 Virtual Members’ Meeting

Members met virtually for our February Member Meeting on February 24th to ring in the new year.

When: Wednesday 24 February 10am-12pm AEDT

Guest Speakers:

  • Transitioning Well- Dr Sarah Cotton, Co-Founder/ Director/ Psychologist; Ms Rachael Palmer, Senior Consultant Organisational Psychologist; Ms Vanessa Miles, Registered Psychologist
    When Worlds Collide: New perspectives on managing work-life conflict with a focus on working parents and older workers
  • Dr Erica Crome, Project Director, National Workplace Initiative
    The National Workplace Initiative, helping Australian workplaces become mentally healthy

At this meeting we will be launching our new networking model Workplaces Coffee Roulette

We have always been about creating space for members to come together, share ideas, learnings, resources and to enhance the workplace health and wellbeing sector. Now that the world is more virtual, the face-to-face networking opportunities are more limited, so we are providing a way to get to know other WayAhead Workplace members beyond the quarterly meetings.

This is a member only event – become a member to join us.

December 2020 Virtual Members’ Meeting

Members met virtually for the first time for the December Members’ Meeting on 16 December 2020. Please join us for our first ever virtual member meeting.

When: Wednesday 16 December 10am-12pm AEDT

Guest Speakers:

  • Camille Wilson, Workplace Mental Health Consultant, Grow Together Now
    Building sustainable, mentally healthy workplaces using the lens of lived experience
  • Renada Lee, Impact Manager, SuperFriend
    latest insights from SuperFriend’s Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Report 2020

This is a member only event – become a member to join us.

April 2020 Brisbane Members’ Meeting

As COVID-19 restrictions are evolving, we have postponed our network meetings in Brisbane and Sydney until further notice. 

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February 2020 Brisbane Members’ Meeting

The next meeting for WayAhead Workplaces members in Brisbane will be on Thursday 13th February from 10:00am-1:00pm.

The meeting will be hosted by Financial Advice Matters at MLC, Room 17.40, Level 17, 259 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD 4000.

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November 2019 Brisbane Members’ Meeting

The next meeting for WayAhead Workplaces members in Brisbane will be on Wednesday 13th November from 10:00am-1:00pm.

The meeting will be hosted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) at the Glasshouse Room, 347 Ann St, Brisbane CBD 4000.

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