Tony Holland CEO of OzHelp Foundation to present on the men's mental health and the workplace

Tony Holland, Chief Executive Officer, OzHelp Foundation will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015.

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Abstract Title: Healthy Men at Work, Healthy Men for Life

There is no doubt the cost to business and the wider community is huge when workplaces are unhealthy, and it takes just a few simple steps to make a big difference.

Since our inception more than 12 years ago OzHelp has recognised that the key to a happy, mentally healthy workplace is access to information about mental health and support, as well as advice about recognising signs of anxiety and depression in the people around us. The overall aim for our organisation being to reduce the incidence of suicide, particularly among men in hard to reach workplaces.

Services to men in hard to reach workplaces are limited. OzHelp Foundation has been running for over twelve years developing and refining services to connect with men in a way never done so comprehensively in workplaces.

By providing the right environment, opportunities and information and taking information and education to men in their own workplace has been a big factor in the success of OzHelp Foundation programs. Men are becoming more comfortable in seeking support through workplace health promotion programs and training events. As a result of OzHelp Foundation services, an increasing number of men are also identifying positive lifestyle changes benefiting their health and wellbeing.

This presentation will take a look at some of the challenges faced by men in hard to reach workplaces and how the range of proactive services engage men, and integrate with the busy dynamics of these men in workplaces.

For more information on the 16th International Mental Health Conference please visit the website here.

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