Leadership Outlook Series: Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace – Hobart



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

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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.

Registrations commence at 11.30am | Light Lunch | Networking.



Mark Leopold

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.


Mat Rowell FIML

CEO, Relationships Australia, Tasmania.

Mat has a strong background in advising, lobbying and advocating social policy to governments at all levels, Social Work trained and post graduate qualifications in Community Sector Management.

A former CEO of TasCOSS, a Deputy Chief of Staff to two former Tasmanian Premiers, and was Chief of Staff to the first Tasmanian Minister for Human Services. TasCOSS  Board President and a active Board Member of ACOSS.

Mat is a Fellow of ACID and a Fellow of  the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and recently won the Australian Institute of Management’s Not for Profit Leader of  2017.


Lucy O’flaherty FIML

CEO, Glenview Community Services

Lucy has significant experience in the areas of sector reform having led large teams through a range of industry and legislative changes.  Lucy provides a well rounded practicable approach to business in finding workable yet strategic solutions, whilst promoting the importance of good health and wellbeing of the workforce.

A Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, winners of the 2017 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership and the 2016 Australian Institute of Management’s Not for Profit Leader of the Year.

Michelle Brooks B.Com, MAHRI, GAICD 

General Manager People and Performance, Aurora Energy

Michelle is General Manager People and Culture at Aurora Energy. Her experience spans across a variety of organisations including Norske Skog Pty Ltd and Tassal Operations. Over the past six years Michelle has led significant cultural transformations at Aurora Energy to improve the health and wellbeing of their workplace through the development and implementation of strategies across cultural and change management, organisational development and benefits, employee relations and recruitment.



Hadley's Hotel, 34 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia