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AUCKLAND: Managing psychosocial risks in the workplace

The impacts of mental illness and ill-health in the workplace have never been higher or more visible. Despite this, many organisations continue to struggle with the effective management of psychosocial risks. These risks, which cover the combined influence that psychological factors and the surrounding social environment have on people’s physical and mental wellbeing, directly relate to our ability to function. We see an ongoing reliance on the reactive management of mental health ‘cases’ as they arise, or initiatives to help employees ‘cope’ better. These alone are not enough. A new approach is needed.

Please join us online via Zoom, where we will be joined by Julia Mardjetko and Samantha Thomas, leading experts in management of mental health in the workplace.

Julia and Samantha will be leading a discussion regarding how you can apply evidence-based, proactive risk management approaches to psychosocial risks – in a way which will minimise harm to workers, and enhance organisational performance through improved productivity and innovation.

Our Presenters Julia Mardjetko and Samantha Thomas (Ernst and Young)

Samantha Thomas is a Senior Manager based in New Zealand and sits within EY’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) team. Samantha has extensive knowledge and experience working with public and private sector organisations on work health, safety, and wellbeing engagements. Samantha has worked with a number of clients to improve organisational health and safety culture and systems through development of behavioural safety training program design and delivery, strategic planning and initiatives, EHS maturity assessment and benchmarking, as well as through the design and development of risk based management systems.

Julia leads EY’s EHS practice in New Zealand. She is a specialist in EHS strategy development, design and delivery of large-scale audit programs, evaluation of EHS cultural maturity, and the provision of support to progress maturity in a way which not only promotes better outcomes for people, but also drives broader business benefits.

Cancellations and Refunds

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Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email [email protected] with their details.