Leadership Outlook Series: Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – Darwin


Darwin City

date & time

27/03/2018 - 7:30 am to 9:30 am

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 7.15 am for 7.30am start. Breakfast provided.


Mark Leopold is Head of Workplace Engagement for beyondblue, a national organisation that provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.

Prior to beyondblue, Mark gained 25 years of operational and management experience across a diverse array of industries. He joined beyondblue because he understands the benefit that professional men and women can gain by working in mentally heathy workplaces; as a member of the beyondblue team he helps to stimulate more conversations within Australian organisations.

He’s a passionate advocate of Heads Up – an initiative of beyondblue and the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance (headsup.org.au). Heads Up is all about giving individuals and businesses the tools to drive change and create more mentally healthy workplaces.

Mark keeps mentally and physically healthy by working, running, lifting, strumming, golfing and laughing. His wife Sara and two daughters, Annalise and Sienna, are a great support to each other.

Andrew Warton is the founder and Managing Director of Warton Strategic, a private practice specialising in workplace investigations, dispute resolution and crisis management.

During a 20-year career with the Australian Federal Police, Andrew undertook domestic and international criminal investigations involving drugs, fraud and people smuggling. He also served as a UN Peacekeeper in Timor Leste and served in Pakistan, Samoa, Solomon Islands and PNG. As a Commissioned Officer, the second half of Andrew’s AFP career involved managing large groups of people as Commander of the AFP’s response to the NT Emergency Response (the Intervention), Commander of the Samoa-Australia Police Partnership, and Manager of the AFP in the Northern Territory.

Following his AFP career Andrew was appointed to the role of Chief Officer, Northern Territory Emergency Service where he was involved in the emergency responses to Tropical Cyclones Lam and Nathan, and the 2014 Daly River Floods.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Criminology from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Graduate Diploma in Military Law from the Australian National University. He is the recipient of an ADF Prince of Wales Award and a Churchill Fellowship.

Andrew is also a Board member for Amity Community Services. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, a member of the Australian Mediation Association and a member of the Australasian Association for Workplace Investigators.

Residing in Darwin, Andrew is married with one child and is an avid recreational angler, kayaker and casual fishing radio presenter.

Dr Bronwyn Carson is the Lead Medical Educator, Training for the Northern Territory General Practice Education.

Bronwyn has a long history working in health care in the NT. She is currently part of the lead medical educator team and is involved specifically in the training components of medical education. Bronwyn is passionate about the provision of excellent health services to people in rural and remote Australia and training people to deliver these services.


31 Woods Street, Darwin City, Northern Territory, 0800, Australia