CCAA helps build a resilient workplace

CCAA held an insightful half day seminar in Melbourne on Building a Resilient Workplace on 13 November 2017 where the importance of workplace culture in contributing to positive mental health as well as physical health was highlighted.

This was a great opportunity to hear from industry colleagues on their journeys to embrace mental health, diversity and wellbeing in their various work places. Leadership from management and peer support are both needed to make progress in this challenging area.

beyondblue also showcased their extensive range of educational material as part of their Heads up campaign. Resources include:

Managing someone with a mental health condition

Creating a mentally healthy workplace

10 tips for a mentally healthy workplace

How to ask staff R U OK?


Speakers included:

  • Peter Curl, General Manager, Fulton Hogan Industries Southern Region, on Fulton Hogan’s experiences on their safety journey
  • Catherine Doherty, Workplace Engagement Manager, beyondblue, on improving mental health in the quarrying industry
  • Sam Toppenberg, EGM Human Resources, Health & Safety and Communications, Holcim (Australia), Improving workplace wellbeing by embracing a diverse, inclusive & ageing workforce; the Holcim journey.
  • Steve Bell, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, on the legal perspective on mental health, diversity and building a resilient workplace.
  • Michael Coffey, Head of Hazardous Industries, Worksafe, on priorities of Worksafe 2017-18
  • Followed by a panel discussion: How to Build a Resilient Workplace

These beyondblue videos also provide additional workplace examples of how Caterpillar Underground Mining and Lend Lease have approached this issue.

Copies of the presentations are available for download.