Are We Approaching Wellness at Work from the Wrong Angle?

The 2018 International Mental Health Conference is almost upon us again, this year the conference will be held over the 8th – 10th August at the RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

This annual conference is now in its 19th year and continues to be the pinnacle event in the mental health industry. The Conference provides an invaluable opportunity to build relationships and to share knowledge, research and latest policies.

Ms Linda Ray, CEO at Neurocapability joins us at the conference to discuss ‘Are We Approaching Wellness at Work from the Wrong Angle?’.

Ms Linda Ray

Abstract

What does it take to develop mentally healthy workplaces? The answer could lie in improving psychological safety climate. Organisations continue to invest in wellness programs and encourage employees to build their resilience. Is this the right approach?

It takes more than a discounted health-club membership and mindfulness programs to move the needle on employee wellbeing. Seventy-five per cent of people say that the most stressful part of their job is their immediate supervisor. The biggest cause of chronic illness is stress and the biggest cause of stress is work. Linda will discuss why psychological safety is the key factor in high performing teams, wellbeing and engagement and what we can do to improve psychological safety climate in the workplace.

Biography

Linda Ray is NeuroCapability’s Chief Translator of the science into the ‘so what does that mean’. She has pioneered the spread of the practical application of neuroscience to leadership, workplace wellbeing and organisational development and for the past 11 years has witnessed first-hand how it makes a difference in how leaders and individuals work, live and interact positively with others. Linda loves pushing the boundaries on outdated workplace practices and is constantly exploring new ways to build Wildly Wonderful Workplaces that inspire and engage staff and drive innovation and creativity.

For further information on the 19th International Mental Health Conference and to secure your spot please visit anzmh.asn.au/conference