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This podcast is worth listening to. Not just because it will help you pass the time of day but because it tackles one of the most important issues in the workplace today … mental health. It’s our aim to use this podcast to build awareness of proactive and preventative approaches to workplace mental health. We introduce you to the new ISO45003 standard that was released in June 2021. A framework for how workplace mental health should be approached. Each week we’ll have a guest from the field ...
 
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In this episode we chat with Peta Merceica, Director, Occupational Violence (OV) Prevention and Management and WHS Projects at Canberra Health Services. Peta explains why OV is a complex psychosocial hazard affecting not only staff, but also patients and their families. She discusses the challenges of balancing employee safety with patient safety, …
 
In today's podcast, Sheila Lord has a fascinating conversation with Bob Cummins, Executive Director of Sodak, about how companies can create a safer, healthier, and more effective place of work through behavioural insights. They also discuss the meaning of “behaviour” and Bob outlines the elements that influence other people's behaviourBob believes…
 
In this clip, we catch up with repeat guest Dr Rebecca Michalak to discuss a recent article published in HRD Magazine titled "HR is Not Your Friend". Bec shares her thoughts on how the HR Function typically positions itself within an organisation, argues that this positioning is actually detrimental to both the business and its employees, and offer…
 
In this EXPERT SERIES episode, co-hosts Jason and Joelle chat about a new workplace mental health benchmarking tool that will be launched in October. They discuss the drivers behind the benchmarking tool, the methodology used to develop the tool, and how organisations can get involved in the first round of benchmarking.https://mentalhealthbenchmark…
 
This week on the UK Psych Health & Safety podcast, Sheila Lord and Peter Kelly are speaking to Richard Heron. Richard has worked as the chief medical officer and the global head of health for BP the last 16 years. He’s a member of the national forum for health and safety, the National Health Service expert advisory group for health and wellbeing, a…
 
In this episode we chat with Brian Henderson, Founder at Whole Business Wellness. Brian shares some insights into the workplace mental health space in Hong Kong. He offers advice on how to encourage boards and executives to think more systematically about mental health at work, and we discuss the psychological benefits of creating a more inclusive …
 
In this episode, we chat with Graeme Cowan, Board Director of RUOK? and co-founder of WeCARE365. Graeme shares with us the origins and objectives of RUOK? Day, how companies typically engage with it, and offers advice for organisations to have a greater impact through their RUOK initiatives. He takes us through his new product, WeCare365, and we ch…
 
In this episode, we chat with Dr Tristan Casey to understand the concept of workplace injury and illness stigma. Tristan takes us through the findings of a research project exploring the causes and impact of injury and illness stigma in the workplace. We discuss the drivers behind stigma and the consequences of stigma for the injured or ill worker.…
 
In this week's episode Sheila Lord and Peter Kelly are speaking to Dr Christian Van Stolk - Executive Vice President at RAND Europe. He has worked broadly on health and well-being. His work in the past has focused on working on the health and well-being of staff in the National Health Service in the UK and looking at the connection between producti…
 
In this episode we chat with Antony Malmo from Allos Australia about the role of the psych health and safety professional now and into the future. Antony explains the concept of the wicked problem and why he believes psych health and safety is an example of this, and we discuss the confounding role of individual preferences in psychosocial risk. An…
 
In this episode we chat with Stephen Davison, Chief Customer Officer at FlourishDx. Steve discusses the role of the company board and executives in relation to psychological health and safety, we talk about the impact of increasing interest in ESG reporting on adoption of psychological health and safety measures in organisations, and Steve shares s…
 
In this episode, Sheila Lord and Peter Kelly are talking to Kevin Daniels, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the University of East Anglia about how, as employers, we go about prioritising the business case for wellbeing. Kevin also tells us about a recent project he has been involved in Evolve Workplace Wellbeing which launched May 16thKevi…
 
In the second of our EXPERT SERIES episodes, Jason and Alicia discuss the rising popularity of Mental Health First Aid and other Peer Support programs, and the challenges associated with implementing these programs well. This conversation focuses on issues of peer supporter visibility, utilisation rates, and the vicarious trauma risk that peer supp…
 
In this episode we chat with Jo Newman, wellbeing practitioner and winner of the 2022 'Breaking the Silence' award in the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards. In this practical case study episode, Jo takes us step-by-step through her wellbeing initiative. From generating leadership commitment, to engaging the workforce, to understanding workfo…
 
In this episode we chat with Daniel Gaebler, author of 'The Centred Tradie' and owner of Laser Plumbing Caringbah. We chat about Dan's book, why he wrote it, and how it's been received so far. Dan shares his experiences as a small business owner in recognising when employees might be struggling. He gives examples of the types of accommodations a sm…
 
In this episode we chat with Candice Schaefer, Head of Employee Health & Performance at Spring Health. We start out with a chat about the current state of workplace mental health in the US, and the impact of the pandemic on employer attitudes to worker mental health. Candice talks about the tech industry's approach to workplace mental health, the f…
 
This week Sheila joins James MacPherson Managing Director and Chief Operational Risk Consultant @ RiskFluent on his Rebranding Safety podcast.Amongst over things they are discussing where mental health sits within an organisation and who has responsibility for it, ISO’s (how and who), behaviour and culture change and they give their thoughts on how…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr Chris Doyle, Group Head of Environment, Health & Safety at Lendlease. Chris shares his experiences in creating a values-driven transformational change in a global organisation and discusses the realities of the intersection between safety and ethics in operations. He describes Lendlease's approach to project scoping …
 
In the first episode of Psych Health and Safety USA, we’ll be talking to a group of global psych health and safety podcast hosts about the world of work and what it looks like in their respective countries. We’ll discuss their experiences and their perspective on how the U. S. compares and what can be done to bridge any gaps. We’ll talk about the v…
 
In this episode Sheila Lord is speaking to Sue Parker- Tantush, Co-op Group Risk Head of Safety and Garth Davenport, Health and Safety Business Partner about risk-based approaches to wellbeing and the program that they have implemented across the co-op group for staff wellbeing.By Sue Parker-Tantush, Garth Davenport, Sheila Lord
 
In this episode we welcome back Jennifer Low from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to chat about the newly published Psychosocial Amendments to the Model WHS Regulations. As an employer representative on the Safe Work Australia National Committee, Jen shares some insights into the discussions and decision-making leading up to the pub…
 
In this special episode we invite back six of our past guests to help us celebrate our 100th episode. Dr Rebecca Michalak provides an update on the business response to sexual harassment in Australia, Wade Needham discusses how psych health and safety contributes to corporate sustainability goals, Peter Kelly shares some insights on the future of p…
 
In this special edition of the UK Psych Health and Safety Podcast, to mark Men's Health Week 2022, Sheila Lord has been speaking to Emily Pearson, Co-founder & Managing Director of Our Mind's Work and Paul Bannister, Director at ManHealth. Emily is the founding manager of Our Minds Work & Paul is the founder of Man's Health and both work together t…
 
In this episode we chat with Brian Long, General Manager Health Safety and Environment at Mirvac. Brain shares his observations of the current and emerging state of psychological health and safety in the construction industry, and the main differences between construction and retail when it comes to workplace mental health. We discuss the idea of a…
 
In this episode Sheila Lord is speaking to Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD the professional body for HR and a fellow of the Australian HR Institute, about the role of HR in workplace well-being and the development into more cross-functional working with other disciplines such as wellbeing, H&S and Leadership.Since January 2019, Peter has been co-chai…
 
In this episode we chat with Catherine Dunlop, Partner at Maddocks lawyers. Catherine takes us through the recent High Court Kozarov decision upholding a workers compensation claim for vicarious trauma. She discusses the implications of the decision for employers, and shares her thoughts on the upcoming psychological health and safety regulations.…
 
In this episode we chat with Liam O’Brien, Australian Council of Trade Unions Assistant Secretary. Liam shares some background on the past efforts of workers and unions to drive reform for psychological health and safety. We discuss the improvements in psych health and safety already achieved in workplaces, along with the opportunities for improvem…
 
In this episode, Sheila Lord and Peter Kelly are speaking to Kevin Lyons, Senior HR Manager at Pearson Group about the role and value of mental health first aiders as part of an organisation's approach to wellbeing, and the structure and support needed for MHFA’s in the context of the changing nature of work. Kevin drives many projects across the b…
 
In this episode we chat with Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Queen Mary University of London. He shares his views on the growth of employee wellbeing and workplace mental health initiatives, and explains why organisations should focus on problem identification and diagnosis before seeking solutions. We discuss what evidence-ba…
 
In this episode we chat with Tom Holliss, Chief People Officer at Zappi. He shares Zappi’s ‘agile-HR’ approach to People policies grounded in compassion and trust, provides examples of how these approaches can work at scale and across industries, and discusses some of the challenges or barriers organisations might face when attempting to shift to a…
 
Peter Sanders, Co-Founder and Group MD of identifi Global, speaks to Sheila Lord, Director at BMR Health and Wellbeing about what makes a happy, thriving work environment in 2022.They discuss important topics around workplace happiness, mental health while working remotely, how to empower employees, and what makes a great manager. As we’ve complete…
 
In this episode we chat with Siusan MacKenzie, CEO of the Emergency Services Foundation in Melbourne, Australia. We discuss the current state of mental health within emergency services personnel. She describes the different programs being run by the Foundation to prevent psychological injury in emergency services through a focus on leadership, alon…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr Jacqui Wilmshurst, Chartered Applied Psychologist. Jacqui shares her experiences in working with neurodivergent clients and her own experiences as a neurodivergent woman. We discuss the benefits of a neurodiverse workforce, and Jacqui shares some tips on how employers can improve the experience of work for neurodiver…
 
In August 2020 the Lived Experience Wellbeing Project surveyed over 2,000 safety-critical aviation workers, and examined levels of psychological distress and the supports being provided to and availed of by these workers. One year on, we want to see how things have changed. Is it better? Is it worse?…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr Suzy Green, Founder and CEO at The Positivity Institute. She describes the role of a coaching psychologist and gives us an overview of the field of positive psychology. We discuss how positive psychology is typically applied in workplaces, and explore the contributions that positive psychology approaches can offer wi…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr Simon Albrecht, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Masters of Organisational Psychology program at Deakin University. We talk about the elements of good quality applied research and how it supports the scientist-practitioner approach, then get into more detail about employee engagement, its organisational drivers…
 
In this episode Lucy Tallon, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at The Film & TV Charity, joins us today to talk about how the Film & TV industry can improve the mental health of the massive workforce that enables the artistic work that we enjoy.Lucy started her career at The Economist as an editorial assistant. Throughout the years, Lucy has work…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr Helen Kelly about burnout in teachers and school principals. Helen shares some of the statistics about burnout and attrition rates in teachers, the commonalities and differences in psychosocial hazard exposure between teachers and principals, and the reasons behind the ever-increasing workload for both groups. She of…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr Keaton Fletcher. As the 2022 SIOP Trend Champion for Employee Mental Health, Keaton explains the Top 10 Work Trends initiative, then shares the research he has been doing as Trend Champion to produce his first quarterly round-up for 2022. He gives us an overview of the main themes that have emerged this quarter, alon…
 
In this episode Peter Griffiths, CEO and Co-Founder of the Mind Take Away and host of the Mind Take Away Podcast, is speaking to Sheila Lord, Director of BMR - Health and Wellbeing, about the importance of listening to your employees and why we need to take a systemic approach when it comes to workplace mental health and wellbeing. We often hear le…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr David Anthony, Co-Founder and CEO of Mantle Health. We chat about how his experiences working in male-dominated industries led him to co-found Mantle with a focus on men’s mental health. Dave shares his views on the current state of mental health provision for men, particularly within EAPs. We discuss whether the cur…
 
In this episode we introduce our new EXPERT SERIES concept, in which Jason and Joelle discuss the changing face of health and safety legislation and how common practice approaches to psychosocial risk assessment don't measure up. https://www.45003.org/https://flourishdx.com/en/get-startedhttps://engage.vic.gov.au/proposed-psychological-health-regul…
 
In this episode, Sheila Lord and Peter Kelly are talking to David Liddle about organisational cultures. What a good organisational culture should look like and how we go about creating better ones. David is CEO of the TCM Group and a thought leader in the areas of organisational dynamics, conflict resolution, and transformational culture. He is the…
 
In this episode we chat with Mark Layson, NSW Ambulance Chaplain and Doctoral Candidate at Charles Sturt University. Mark defines moral injury for us, and explains how it relates to trauma response and how it is different from PTSD. We discuss the non-trauma related psychosocial issues that can contribute to moral injury in first responders, and Ma…
 
The last time we spoke with Louise Hosking, she was President Elect of IOSH. Now that she is well into her presidency, we caught up with Louise again to chat about the themes and campaigns of her presidency so far. We explore how to encourage more women into the safety profession, and how the safety profession can maintain the momentum and reputati…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr Libby Brook, Principal Psychological Health and Safety Specialist at WorkSafe Victoria. Libby takes us through the Exposure Draft OHS Amendment (Psychological Health) Regulations, providing more context on the objectives, employer duties, control of risk, prevention plans, and complaint reporting. A useful episode fo…
 
In this episode we chat with David Burroughs, Principal Psychologist at Australian Psychological Services and Partner at Psychological Safety Australia. Dave shares his observations of popular workplace mental health interventions, and his views of their effectiveness. We chat about the importance of accurate use of language, terminology, and conce…
 
In this episode we chat with Dr Michael Leiter about his recent work in the area of workplace civility. He describes the steps involved in implementing the SCORE program, discusses why the program is aimed at a team or workgroup level rather than an organisational or individual level, and shares a case study of the SCORE program implemented in a ho…
 
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