Mental Health – A Key Factor In The Success & Survival of Your Business

08 October 2020

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Taking care of your mental health is not just a personal issue. It also plays a virtual role in maintaining a strong business, especially in challenging times like many of us are facing right now.

So how do you create and foster a healthy workplace that promotes mental health and wellbeing?

The ASA has joined with Beyond Blue to bring members in this webinar, designed to give you tools, techniques and insights to turn mental health into a key driver of success within your business. Michael O’Hanlon, Beyond Blue’s Workplace Engagement Manager shared practical insights and answered questions from members during this interactive session.

Key topics discussed include:

  • Why is mental health relevant to my business?
  • I don’t have time for this – is it optional?
  • Protecting your key asset – the business owner – and why this can be the difference between success and survival
  • Practical strategies and resources available for you and your team

We also delved into issues including:

The Keys To Creating A Healthy Workplace:

Businesses that care about good mental health and wellbeing attract and retain top talent because they’re great places to work. The facts are clear. As well as benefiting employees, a mentally healthy workplace is also better for your bottom line.

Understanding Your Legislative Requirements

When it comes to workplace mental health, employers must follow certain legislative requirements. Both employers and employees have formal rights and responsibilities under anti-discrimination, privacy, and work health and safety legislation. Do your OHS audits include mental health hazards? Learn about in this webinar about mental health hazards in your workplace and what you need to do to ensure you are covered.

Developing A Personal Maintenance Plan For Your Mental Health

Preventative maintenance for plant and equipment is a well-accepted practice. For many small and medium businesses one of their most important assets for their success or survival is the business owner.  However, these same businesses often fail to implement a preventative maintenance plan for this key asset. Gain insights into how to develop and practice a personal maintenance plan for your mental health.


Michael O'Hanlon

Michael O'Hanlon

Workplace Engagement Manager, Beyond Blue

Michael’s work experience includes over twenty years in various operational and management roles across the resources and information technology sectors, followed by a period at a state based OHS regulator. For the past fifteen years Michael has worked at Beyond Blue, an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to ensure that all Australians achieve their best mental health. His current role of Workplace Engagement Manager combines both his professional and personal experience of depression/anxiety to advocate to corporations, industry associations and peak bodies about the benefits of improving mental health within their workplaces.


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