WayAhead Workplaces is celebrating 10 years of being one of the leaders in promoting workplace health and wellbeing with a new name and face!
WayAhead Workplaces, formerly Workplace Health Promotion Network, is a program of WayAhead – Mental Health Association, a mental health promoting charity.
In honour of our 10 years we will be launching our first blog in July and creating a members spotlight section for people to learn more about who is in our network. We also have some wonderful testimonials to share from our members and guests about why they love WayAhead Workplaces.
You can now also see some of the categories of the hundreds of resources we have collected for our members, based on their feedback, so sign up and enjoy searching for the information you need to do your job in workplace health. We also realised that people were keen to financially help us to do our work, so we have created a donate button for you to help us achieve our goal of supporting workplaces to be healthier, safe and productive places.
Members of WayAhead Workplaces enjoy discounts at some of the best events in the country. This is the latest list of events.
Are you interested in learning how to apply Positive Psychology principles to promote optimal performance and well-being? The 2016 IPPE Conference will be one day of informative and fun workshops, which will teach you how to put scientifically-grounded positive psychology research into practice.
Wellness@Work Conference and Digital Health Show, 1st April 2016, Hordern Pavilion and the Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney
This is the first year both conferences have been run and have an array of national and international speakers. Please note both conferences are on the same day in venues next to each other. Early bird expires Friday 4th March.
The Wellness@Work conference presents the latest research on how to increase health and wellbeing in the workplace through a series of cutting-edge keynotes, case studies and roundtable discussions.
The Digital Health Show conference and expo brings together healthcare innovators from around Australia and the world. Join hundreds of professionals from health and aged care, technology and finance as they explore the frontiers of digital health.
Workplace Mental Health Australia, 7-8 April, Sydney
The 2-day Workplace Mental Health Conference is a platform to help organisations not only comply with legal obligations but also increase performance productivity and reap all the benefits associated with a psychologically healthy workplace.
Delegates will gain an understanding of the practicalities of engaging employees around this issue, review best practices and leverage strategies from leading enterprises striving to build their own mentally healthy workplaces. At the end of the conference, participants are equipped with practical strategies which can be immediately implemented to ensure psychological wellbeing across the organisation.
Paid WHPN members please contact Sharon on 02 9339 6008 or via email@example.com for the conference discount codes.
Christmas is coming which means joy for some and stress for others! It is promoted as the season of goodwill and being kind unto others (including ourselves), but for many people it can be a busy and sometimes difficult and stressful period. It can also be a time where we forget to slow down and do the things we enjoy and make us feel good, which is important to maintain our positive mental health and wellbeing.
Avoiding stress and stressful situations isn’t a realistic solution but focusing on what we can control and how we choose to respond to these situations is something we can do.
WayAhead – Mental Health Association NSW has created a list of really useful tips you can download that you can use as a checklist to get you through the pre and post Christmas holiday period with a smile.
There are also some useful tips from Superfriend about how to look after your mental health at Christmas too.
The Workplace Health Promotion Network (WHPN) would like to thank our members and supporters for all their energy, ideas and support in 2015. Also to those that may have visited our website, seen us present or received our WHPN eNews this year – we hope you decide to meet us in person at one of our meetings in 2016.
We wish for you a happy, healthy and relaxing Christmas holiday period.
Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference, 22nd October, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane
We are happy to share paid WHPN members have been offered the discounted rate of $242 for this conference. It will focus on safety leadership, engagement and innovation and address the needs of those on the frontline of health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work. To access this rate, please contact Sharon for the discount code at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Body at Work – Creating Thriving Workplaces, 27th October, ABC Studios, Ultimo, Sydney
We have a great opportunity for you to attend a high quality, FREE, HR/WHS event from ABC Commercial and Happy Body at Work which has been timed to honour Mental Health Month. The Workplace Health Promotion Network (WHPN) is a proud Choose One partner in this workplace health program and we are delighted to extend this offer to our members and contacts. We are delighted to see two of our WHPN members, Optus and the University of Sydney, will be speaking in the workshop, along with myself, about the great work they are doing in this space too. Click here to register.
National Workplace Health Conference, 28-29th October, Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne
The theme for this year’s conference is Inspiring change: Sharing learnings from Australia & around the globe. WHAA will be releasing their updated “Best Practice Guidelines in Workplace Health” and showcasing some of the best programs in the country, as well as presenting new data across a range of areas, from white to blue collar, from CBD to rural, from physical to psychological. There will also be exhibitor stalls from a range of corporate health providers.
Paid WHPN members have secured a great rate for this two day conference, contact Sharon for further information. Registrations close 16th October so this is your last chance to sign up.
Akolade’s 5th Biannual Preventing Workplace Psychological Injury Conference will discuss how to promote health and wellness in your workplace. There is an exciting line up of speakers, from organisations including Beyondblue, the National Mental Health Commission, Fair Work Commission and King & Wood Mallesons (WHPN member).
Key benefits of attending include strategies to improve psychological health awareness to decrease stigma, differentiate between performance and mental health issues, learn about tools to implement a healthy working culture, how to empower line managers with robust tools that promote employee disclosure and how to build resilience through effective leadership.
The conference includes 16 constructive sessions covering multiple key areas of psychological injury prevention in the workplace including a personal story on living with a psychological disorder.
NB: change of venue, now at The Grace Hotel, Sydney. Contact Sharon for the discount code on email@example.com.
The Inaugural Workplace Wellness conference will feature case studies from leading Australian businesses who have successfully implemented wellness and welfare programs to enhance employee experience within the workplace.
The conference will be ideal for companies who are yet to implement their own wellness program or who may want advice on what works. The highly interactive program will allow those in the fields of HR, safety and workers’ compensation to hear success stories and take tips back to the workplace.
The aim of the event is to understand the importance of workplace wellness and compile the resources to implement or develop a workplace wellness program that is right for your business.
As a special offer WHPN members are able to register at a discounted rate. Please contact Sharon this week only at firstname.lastname@example.org for your discount code. From the 13th July please contact Sophie Little on Sophie.Little@informa.com.au to access your WHPN member discount or read here for information about the conference.
We wanted to make you aware of these upcoming half day events about workplace health organised by WHAA.
The theme of these local events is “The integration of emerging trends – creating a healthy workforce”. The half day workshops will allow for networking, sharing of ideas and meeting with key suppliers in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Speakers include Optus (a WHPN member), Medibank, Skin Patrol and Viva Health at Work.
The closing date has been extended until Friday 5th June for the Sydney event on 19th June at the Novotel Hotel Darling Harbour. The Brisbane registrations close on 12th June for the event on 3rd July at the Mercure Hotel King George Square.
The National Workplace Health Conference organised by WHAA is also coming up on 28-29th October in Melbourne, the theme is Inspiring Change; sharing learnings from Australia and around the globe, please click here for more information.