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1/2 DAY VIRTUAL COURSE: Managing Mental Illness at Work

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Special Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $297.00
  • Non-member = $367.00

This half-day course will be delivered online via Zoom. It is limited to 25 registrations to ensure you get the most out of this session.

Most employees will experience mental illness within their lifetime. Mental health concerns are becoming increasingly more prevalent in the workplace, with many employers unsure as to how to proceed if performance or productivity is affected.

Unmanaged mental illness is now the leading cause of productivity loss worldwide – and impacts on sick leave and absenteeism.

This course is essential if you want to effectively manage mental health issues at work, improve productivity, and meet your employer obligations to reduce the risk of breaching the law.

We will provide an overview of mental illness based on the latest scientific studies. We will focus on how to manage common and complex issues relating to mental illness at work.

Detect early warning signs of mental illness, including depression, anxiety and PTSD, so you can assist staff. Discover how to approach a colleague who you suspect may have a mental illness.

Discuss what to do if your staff member has a mental health crisis or is experiencing suicidal thoughts. Find out what you can manage yourself and when to call professionals.

Find out how to reduce the risk of mental illness and support struggling staff. Discover how to avoid discrimination, reasonably accommodate staff needs, and comply with health and safety laws.

Consider the impact of unwell staff at work, including on sick leave and mental incapacity. Find out how to manage poor performance when the staff member is mentally unwell.

Attendees will receive a digital workbook including activities and can ask questions virtually during the live seminar We will explore case studies to show you how to deal with real issues. This course involves Q&A and activities for you to discuss in small groups.

Who is this course for?

Mental illness can affect anyone from any industry. This course is introduction on how to manage mental illness in New Zealand workplaces, and is particularly suited to HR professionals at any stage of their practice, as well as business owners, managers, CEOs and team leaders. Improve your organisation’s performance and productivity by managing mental health issues.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 8:30am Monday 1 November.

Facilitated by Julia Shallcrass and Michael Hempseed

Julia Shallcrass is an employment lawyer who specialises in presenting on employment law and HR innovation. Julia upskills people managers and HR professionals on improving legal compliance, workplace culture and productivity.

As director of KiwiBoss, Julia delivers in-house training to organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to help create better workplaces. Julia is part of the KiwiBoss team that delivers public courses through HRNZ, and in partnership with Auldhouse, incuding live and virtual courses during COVID-19.

Julia provides online training with new KiwiBoss modules to be released this year. She is a regular webinar presenter for CCH Learning, and subject matter expert for Kineo online training. She is an employment columnist for NZ Herald.

Michael Hempseed is the author of Being A True Hero: Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Your Community. The book is being used by the New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency NZ, GPs, Counsellors as well as many parents and teachers. He has trained everyone from army medics to social workers to health and safety companies. Michael gained an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Canterbury in 2008. In 2016 he spoke at TEDx.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.