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Employee Wellbeing and Mental Illness - Wellington

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  • Duration: 8 hours
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    Professional Development

  • Region: Wellington
  • Venue: Cliftons Wellington

This course addresses mental health issues in the workplace, with an emphasis on understanding mental illness, and early detection.

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

Earlybird tickets are available until 3 October 2019. All pricing includes GST.

Earlybird Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $920.00
  • Non-member = $1,150.00

Standard Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $1,035.00
  • Non-member = $1,380.00

If left undiagnosed or untreated, mental illness can significantly impact on a person's ability to do their job. Mental health issues are prevalent, and depression is listed as the leading cause of productivity loss worldwide.

In addition to performance and productivity issues, there is the need to keep everyone in the workplace safe. Excessive and prolonged stress is a workplace hazard that needs to be managed. Discover steps you can take to reduce work related stress, and the usefulness of wellbeing programmes.

This one day course deals with how to address mental health issues in the workplace, with an emphasis on understanding mental illness, and early detection.

Who should attend?

This course is useful for all employers, CEOs, managers, team leaders, human resources professionals, and anyone who employs staff. Mental illness can affect anyone from any industry.

Topics covered include:

  • Overview of different types of mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression
  • Understanding and managing learning disabilities and brain injuries
  • How mental illness affects and changes the brain
  • Understand how mental health issues can affect performance
  • How to detect the early warning signs of mental illness
  • How to approach someone who may have a mental illness
  • How to speak to someone with a mental illness and help them
  • How to avoid making the situation worse
  • Practical steps you can take to dramatically prevent problems in your workplace
  • An employer's legal responsibilities to address mental health issues
  • Avoiding discrimination under Human Rights Act 1993
  • Redesigning jobs to reduce stress and improve mental health
  • Practical ways to prevent and reduce stress and burnout
  • Employee wellbeing programmes and their usefulness

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

Registrations close 08:30am Wednesday 30 October.

About the Presenters

Julia Shallcrass

Julia Shallcrass is an employment lawyer who specialises in legal education on contemporary workplace issues.

As director of KiwiBoss, she delivers in-house training and public training on HR and people management to help businesses create better workplaces.

Julia is part of the KiwiBoss team that delivers public courses through HRINZ, and in partnership with Auldhouse.

Julia is a regular webinar presenter for CCH Learning, and subject matter expert for Kineo online training.

She has lectured in Human Resources, Business Ethics and Business Communication for tertiary institutions. Julia is an employment columnist for NZ Herald.

Michael Hempseed

Michael Hempseed is a highly sought after professional speaker, he often delivers 3-5 seminars a week, he speaks on mental illness, reducing stress and burnout, and managing toxic behaviour such as theft and bullying. In addition to this he is a regular contributor for business articles on

Michael gained an honours degree in psychology from the University of Canterbury in 2008. Funny, full of enthusiasm and taking a genuine interest in people are all qualities that make Michael a captivating speaker. Michael loves to travel, having visited over 34 countries, including Cambodia, Morocco, China, India, Brazil and many others. In addition to this he hosts a radio show called Lighthouse of Hope. Recently Michael spoke at Tedx Darwin.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course or webinar 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 or webinar.

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 or webinar.