It's unprecedented that all Victorian workplaces are facing the same hazard which poses a risk to their workers' mental health and wellbeing like what we're seeing with COVID‐19. In this Panel presentation, learn how organisations across different industries are tackling this challenge to lead the way and promote positive workplace mental health through this crisis and beyond. Leave with practical tips and WorkWell Toolkit resources to help you to protect the mental health of your workplace.
- Dr. Sarah Cotton, Transitioning Well Pty Ltd
- Danielle Moss, Peninsula Health
- Meral Stibbard, WorkSafe Victoria
Dr. Sarah Cotton - Co‐Director/Organisational Psychologist, Transitioning Well Pty Ltd
Dr. Sarah Cotton is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist, who specialises in best‐practice strategies to help individuals and organisations navigate the challenges of modern work. With a PhD in the area of work‐stress and a specialisation in work‐life transitions, Sarah has completed further training in the areas of political psychology and Participatory Action Research (PAR), and draws upon a comprehensive background across the university, corporate and not for profit sectors. Recognising the impact that the work‐life interface can have on our mental health and wellbeing, Sarah co‐founded Transitioning Well in 2011. Drawing upon over 20 years of coaching, training and consulting experience, Sarah continues to focus on ways in which workplaces can better equip their people to navigate both the practical and emotional elements of transition. Having both published, and presented widely, Sarah is committed to meeting unique organisational challenges, and continues to support employers as they cultivate change, and foster wellbeing within the workplace.
Danielle Moss - Project Manager, Thriving in Health, Peninsula Health
Danielle Moss is a passionate advocate for meaningful systematic change to make a difference to people's lives. After more than two decades of diverse experience working across multiple health networks, Danielle stepped away from her clinical social work role in 2019 to lead an ambitious state-wide health sector focused wellbeing project, 'Thriving in Health'. She is now applying her leadership, knowledge and expertise to establish the core foundational systems critical to creating workplaces that support the mental health of health care workers. Danielle has a multitude of qualifications including a BA (Disability Studies) and MSW (Health) and has recently completed a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. Danielle has experience in research and quality improvement, and has presented at international conferences. She is an avid walker, reader and dog lover, and is fascinated by change in complex healthcare systems.
Meral Stibbard - Program Manager, WorkWell, WorkSafe Victoria
Meral Stibbard is a Program Manager at WorkSafe with a passion for helping workplaces understand what a safe and mentally healthy workplace looks like and providing employers with the information, tools and confidence to create them and address workplace mental health issues at their source. Meral has been leading the continued development of the WorkWell Toolkit, an online resource available to all Victorian workplaces and previously worked with the OHS Essentials program for small businesses.