Leadership Outlook Series: Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – Adelaide



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01/03/2018 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Institute of Managers and Leaders is excited to present the 2018 Leadership Outlook series on the topic of creating a mentally healthy workplace, in conjunction with beyondblue.

The Institute will be joined by members of the beyondblue workplace engagement team as they present a practical and thought-provoking workshop, followed by a panel discussion of local managers and leaders who will share their experiences.

This session will:

  • Provide a forum for employers to learn about best practice approaches in workplace mental health
  • Increase your knowledge and skills in applying a strategic, evidence based methodology to create mentally healthy workplaces
  • Outline strategies for adopting an integrated approach to workplace mental health including: minimising risk, supporting those with mental health conditions and promoting the positives within the workplace
  • Provide overview of free resources and tools available through the HeadsUp website.

The workshop will include a practical case study to work through your learnings. Join us for what is always an interactive and informative kick off workshop for the year.

Registration commences at 11.45 am for 12 noon start. Lunch provided.

Catherine Doherty

Workplace Engagement Manager, beyondblue

Catherine Doherty is a Workplace Engagement Manager with beyondblue, a national not-for-profit organisation that provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.

Catherine engages with Australian workplaces, industry groups, workplace leaders, business owners and other key stakeholders to drive activities focused on creating more mentally healthy workplaces.

Catherine has extensive experience in health, safety and wellbeing and has had broad exposure to a range of workplaces through roles as a consultant/adviser with major insurers, as well as project management and leadership roles in the not for profit and public sectors.

Catherine has a passion for building capability in people and organisations to prevent injury and improve mental health at work.

Vincenzo Libri




Vincenzo has worked as a consultant organisational psychologist for the past 20 years for many national and multinational companies in Australia and abroad as the director of Human Excellence (www.humanexcellence.com.au). Human Excellence continues to be a purpose-built company dedicated to helping organisations and their people develop high performance thinking, planning and execution for best practice and outcomes. Vincenzo has enjoyed working in areas that include professional services, mining, manufacturing, construction and forestry and with professional athletes.

Vincenzo has learnt over time that people from all walks of life including CEOs, directors, athletes, labourers and the like, are all faced with the same challenges that life throws at all of us. Building a career, enjoying a romantic relationship with their partner, raising healthy and happy children, maintaining social relationships and finding time to refresh and renew. Vincenzo believes personal well-being, in every aspect of your life, is founded on strong mental health. He is the author of your POSITIVE life, a research based, scientifically supported program for living your best life on a daily basis. The foundation for you to meet your potential…

Linda Black, FIML
General Manager, Wellbeing and Resilience Centre SAHMRI

Having worked in senior roles as a clinical and organisational psychologist, in a range of organisations within the commonwealth public sector and the private sector for over 20 years, Linda Black spent the next decade as the founding CEO of the medical specialist training organisation for GPs in South Australia.

After nearly three years in the UK, she returned to Adelaide in late 2016. While in London she had the opportunity to combine her psychology, management and research interests, working on the set up of a mental health/physical health integration program with King’s Health Partners, an Academic Health Science Centre in Central London.

Soon after her return to Adelaide she accepted the offer to work with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) Wellbeing and Research Centre. This has provided her with the opportunity to continue combining all her professional interests, this time with a focus on translational research in the area of psychological health and wellbeing.



Venue Phone: 08 8115 8888

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55 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia