Mental Health Whitepaper: what is the leadership call to action? - Fisher Leadership

Mental Health Whitepaper: what is the leadership call to action?

Mental Health white paper
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Our Mental Health and Wellbeing practice has compiled a paper that seeks to support leaders to take a preventative approach to mental health.

Mental health is the currency of the knowledge economy, underpinning key drivers such as innovation, collaboration, productivity and inclusion.

This mental health white paper offers a curation of latest anecdotal workplace data when it comes to leadership mental health, key extracts from relevant reports, combined with actions and initiatives to help leaders move confidently forward towards a mentally healthy and productive workplace.

Disclosure of a mental health condition remains very low in most workplaces. A psychologically safe culture that promotes mental health must first be championed by leaders. This includes Boards as well as Executives. It can no longer be the responsibility of the Human Resources team alone. Strong governance, risk management and investment is crucial particularly in the face of an event such as the current pandemic when increased vigilance must to be sustained.

The highest performing workplaces have one thing in common: psychological safety. When people feel safe, they are engaged and committed to their work, and this builds organisational resilience. Mental health literacy is essential for leaders.

The way we think defines the way we work, and the way we work will define our future.

Workplace Wellness Festival Plenary Panel discussing practical strategies for workplace wellbeing after a 2020 that has left employees feeling burnt out and exhausted. What can leaders do? Featuring Dawn O’Neil AM, advocate for Breathing Space and former CEO Beyond Blue and Lifeline.

Workplace Wellness Festival Round Table unpacking the two key reports recently published on mental health: The Productivity Report and the Victorian Royal Commission Report discussing stigma, proactive approach and mental health risk for coonsideration at governance at board level. Featuring Dawn O’Neil AM, former CEO Beyond Blue and Lifeline, Therese Joyce Manager Mental Health and Wellbeing at CogNative and Damian Johnson, Senior Principal at Fisher Leadership.

Workplace Wellness Festival Fireside Chat featuring Michelle Loader, Managing Director Fisher Leader discussing the difficult topic of disclosure at leadership level with Dawn O’Neil AM, advocate for Breathing Space and former CEO Beyond Blue and Lifeline.

Workplace Wellness Festival Learning Lab with Therese Joyce, Manager Mental Health and Wellbeing at CogNative. Mental Health Literacy is a leadership skill of the future, what are the practical approaches leaders can take?