Business NSW peak lobby group

Why mental health matters

21 October 2020

1 in 6 workers are experiencing mental ill health right now, which means mental ill health is likely to be present in your workplace, whether you see it or not.

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October is National Mental Health Month and encourages all of us to think about our wellbeing and support those in the community who suffer in silence.

An insightful session with Black Dog Institute and VERSA Agency providing an opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives, whilst encouraging the business community to seek support when needed by addressing mental health in the workplace.

This session aims to:

  • Increase awareness of mental illness and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to lead a business and support your employees.
  • Help you understand how you can access education and support programs. 
  • Provide powerful takeaways designed to leave you feeling empowered, positive, and action focused.

Leighton Hellem-Williams

Workplace Engagement Manager | Black Dog Institute

Leighton has worked with hundreds of businesses to improve their employees’ engagement with mental health services and education. She believes organisations have the power to improve their employees' quality of life through mental health education and awareness.

Kath Blackham

Founder and CEO | VERSA Agency

Kath is passionate about making people's lives better. Her commitment to gender equality, inclusion and flexibility led VERSA to be the first Australian agency to operate a four-day work week and being named in FAST Company's 'Best workplaces for innovators globally' alongside Amazon and Salesforce.

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