The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC to present on mental health in the workplace
We are delighted to have the Honourable Jeff Kennett AC, joining us as a guest speaker at our November briefing for employers.
Jeff, who is one of Australia's foremost public figures and advocates for mental health awareness, is the founder and Chairman of beyondblue. In this briefing, Jeff will look at a significant issue facing businesses today: mental health in the workplace.
Jeff, together with Patrizia Mercuri and Amie Frydenberg from our Workplace Relations & Safety team, will discuss mental health in the workplace and how employers can respond in a way which not only complies with their legal obligations, but also contributes to the wellbeing of employees and the workplace more generally.
Partner, Patrizia Mercuri, said, "Given the prevalence of mental health issues in our community, dealing with employees who have mental health concerns will confront most employers at some stage. Learning more about how to recognise and respond to such issues will ensure employers meet both their legal and social obligations."
Beyondblue is an independent, non-profit organisation which works to address issues associated with depression, anxiety disorders and related mental disorders.