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On the 26 October, the following sessions will be webcast and open to everyone to view - you don't need to register. Mark these webcasts in your diary and join the online health and safety community!

The live stream starts at 9.00am on 26 October 2016. You can watch it right here!

Schedule

9:00am to 10:00am: The changing norm: health and safety challenges of the future 

Globalisation, technology and demography are transforming the way we live, work and learn. So what will that mean for how WorkSafe Victoria and other employers operate in the future, and how can we start preparing now? Join Minister for Finance Robin Scott and WorkSafe Victoria Chief Executive Clare Amies for an insightful presentation on the health and safety challenges of the future. 

10:15am to 11:15am: I CARE: 5 ways to help a stressed workmate

Depression and anxiety disorders account for 34% of lost productivity through absenteeism and presenteeism; yet 86% of those afflicted suffer in silence rather than discuss with work colleagues. What can be done to address this? In Back from the Brink, over 4000 people who have learnt to manage their depression or anxiety were asked "what worked best?" Their answers reveal surprisingly simple themes. Not only will Graeme Cowan provide practical tips to help individuals, he will also be discussing critical success factors for creating a mentally resilient culture.

11:30am to 12:30pm: Preventing mental injury and promoting positive mental wellbeing in the workplace

This session provides an overview of the integrated mental health model as well as practical tips to help employers create a mentally healthy workplace. The session will also cover proactive approaches workplaces can take to protect workers from mental injury and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

1:30pm to 2:30pm: Mental health injury management and return to work

We'll share insights from research and practice on the critical role employers' play in supporting workers with a mental illness or injury to remain at or return to safe work.

2:45pm to 3:45pm: Doing prevention well: Practical tools, resources and insights from workplaces / Early intervention: How can mental health first aid assist?

This session will give both employers and employees the tools, resources and on-the-ground insights they need to prevent and respond to mental injury and illness in their workplace. The session will also provide advice on how to respond if a mental illness arises in the workplace.