The long-term outcome of Open Minds is that New Zealand employers are able to develop workplace policies, structures and cultures that are more inclusive and supportive of people with experience of mental illness.
Open Minds resources are produced by the Mental Health Foundation in collaboration with Attitude Group.
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Prior to COVID-19, we developed the Open Minds workshop series which equipped managers with the skills and confidence to talk about mental health in the workplace.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are offering workplaces adapted versions of two of our Open Minds workshops as interactive webinars:
The long term outcome of Open Minds is that New Zealand employers are able to develop workplace policies, structures and cultures that are more inclusive and supportive of staff wellbeing, especially people with experiences of mental distress.
If you would like to join us please register here and select the date that you wish to attend for your preferred webinar topic; either Difficult Discussions or Changing Culture. These are available for the first 40 participants, and you are more than welcome to join us for both webinar topics. Each webinar will run for 90 mins and will be a balance of interactive activities and sharing information.
We address the fears and worries that both employers and employees may have when talking about mental health at work.
The benefits of talking about mental health and the risks faced when workplaces avoid the conversation.
How easy is it to talk about mental health at work and what unintentional barriers may stop the conversation.
How different people experience mental distress and the role of workplace stress.
Find out how to begin the conversation about mental health at work, with useful opening questions and helpful approaches.
Strong leadership is essential for creating a workplace environment where talking about mental health is normal.
Role plays showing how to have a conversation about mental health issues in the workplace.