Join Emma Boucher (Mental Health and Wellbeing Facilitator and Senior Psychologist) as she speaks about Mental Fitness @ Work… The Evolution: Intervention, Prevention, Promotion at the APOSHO36 Conference in Melbourne.
The Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization (APOSHO) is an international body composed of non-profit professional organizations devoted to the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases. The conferences have been run since 1985 and attract leading global speakers and organisations from around the globe.
Traditionally the focus of workplace mental health approaches has been on intervening once an employee has developed a mental illness or supporting a return to work. However, a proactive approach to psychological wellbeing allows more comprehensive organisational approach.
The Mental Fitness model, as first developed by the Canadian Defence Force, provides a proactive and practical framework upon which to plan strategic mental health workplace interventions. The Mental Fitness model uses terminology designed to de- stigmatise and normalise mental health conversations. The proactive framework encourages individual, team and organisational investment in mental health on a regular basis, resulting in improved wellbeing across the workforce. The presentation will introduce the Mental Fitness Roadmap and provide an overview of evidence based, best practice interventions for workplace mental health across the spectrum of primary, secondary, and tertiary approaches.
- Enhanced understanding of the Mental Fitness Roadmap
- Increased knowledge of evidence-based interventions to enhance mental fitness
- Improved awareness of practical strategies to encourage mental fitness within a work setting