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Mental Health in the Workplace CONFERENCE

Securing the future of employee well-being through integrating sustainable mental health programmes in the workplace

INFORMATION

Registration fees
Pre-Conference Workshop | 12 June 2018
Conference | 13 June 2018
Both workshop and conference 12 and 13 June 2018


Depression and related anxiety disorders costs South Africa more than R232-billion due to lost productivity – either due to absence from work or attending work while unwell.

The cost of those being at work while suffering from depression, has the most significant impact and equates to a loss of 4.23% of the country’s GDP. According to a world-wide study, this proportion lost to GDP is the highest in the world. Undoubtedly, the costs associated with poor mental health gives the business case for dealing with mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

This unique and timely conference will thus serve as an important platform for the exchange of new ideas and applications as well as best practice examples and innovative ways in identifying and managing mental health. As businesses transform by integrating employee wellness into the workplace, employees are becoming more motivated than ever before. Employers who understand the value of promoting a healthy work environment know that wellness programmes not only inspire employees to become their best possible selves, they also transmit organisational values and shape corporate culture.

Following the success of the first ever Mental Health in the Workplace Conference held last year, KR once again presents the Mental Health in the Workplace Conference, an event focusing on identifying and countering the challenges of managing mental health issues in the workplace. This conference will serve as an important platform for the exchange of new ideas and applications among employee well-being professionals.

This year’s programme has a strong emphasis on developing a sustainable mental well-being programme for your workplace and how to successfully implement your strategy to make substantial positive gains in individual and organisational mental health and well-being.

But that’s not all!

Delegates will also learn from case studies and expert advice on a range of topics that promote the importance of developing `a healthy work environment, help employees reduce stress, increase productivity and boost creativity - and take away best practices for implementation in their wellness programmes.
Register and reap a tangible reward of reduced costs and high performance and productivity in your organisation.

7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • Explore strategies to reduce absenteeism and presentism costs of mental health issues in the workplace
  • Understandthe importance of leadership compassion in the workplace and the expectations employees now have for this style of management
  • Find outhow you can leverage the psychosocial factors necessary for an effective mental health program in your organisation in order to improve workplace effectiveness and engagement
  • Learnhow to incorporate mental health into your broader wellbeing programmes
  • Understandthe value of peer programs as one of the most effective tools in assisting employees with mental health issues
  • Benchmarkthe effectiveness of your programs against other leading organisations
  • Build resilience in your employeescreate an open dialogue in the workplace and eliminate toxic work environments

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Mental health in the workplace conference represents a critical platform for all South African organisations to explore their duty of care to their employees. As such, a wide range of HR practitioners, line managers, organisational psychologists as well as group wellness specialists and professionals within the mental health arena will be in attendance. Presentations will be appropriate for organisations across all sectors.

For more information about the Seminar, please contact Busie Mjimba on busie@knowres.co.za or +27 11 706 6009.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

13 JUNE 2018

07:30–08:15 Registration
08:5–08:30

Welcome and introduction by chairperson

Judith Ancer, Director, Shrink Rap


08:30–09:15

The impact of financial distress on mental health in the workplace

Mavis Ureke, International Human Behaviour Specialist, author of several books including Managing Emotions for Financial Freedom


09:15-10:00

Assessing the impact of isolation and loneliness on mental health and the effect in workplace productivity

Judith Ancer, Director, Shrink Rap


10:00–10:30 Morning break

10:30-11:15

A Journey in understanding the contribution of a mental health perspective in the world of work

Dr Angela du Plessis, Mediator, Labour Relations and Organisation Development
Consultant


11:15-12:00

Midlife renewal

James Forson, Management Consultant and author of newly released “Midlife Renewal”


12:00–13:00 Lunch

13:00–13:45 Building a mental wellness culture at FirstRand

Megan Grey, Group Employee Wellbeing Manager, FirstRand


13:45–14:30

The role of Employee Assistance Programmes in supporting workforce resiliency  

Prof Ophillia Ledimo, Acting Director: School of Management Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA)


14:30–15:15

Building resilient employees through Mindfulness and Agility

Marisa Lloyd, CEO, Mindful Revolution


15:15 Close of conference, afternoon tea and departure

SPEAKERS

Mavis Ureke, International Human Behaviour Specialist, author of several books including Managing Emotions for Financial Freedom
Mavis Ureke is an International Human Behaviour Specialist, Multiple Award Winning Global Training and Development Leader, author of several books including Managing Emotions for Financial Freedom. She is the cofounder of Training B2B CC, a leading provider of emotional intelligence training. She is a frequent speaker/trainer/facilitator and keynote speaker at public and private engagements. She is a Doctoral student in Psychology of Leadership at William James College, US
Navlika Ratangee, Clinical Operations Director, ICAS SA
Navlika Ratangee is a qualified clinical psychologist and is also a GIBS MBA graduate. She is currently the Clinical Operations Director at ICAS SA, a behavioural risk and employee health and wellness company. She has diverse experience in human capital management, behavioural risk, change management, managerial consulting, global management consulting leadership, organisational resilience and organisational strategy. She also has an abundance of experience in dealing with mental health in the workplace and has consulted to many South African corporates in this regard.
Judith Ancer, Clinical Psychologist & Director, Shrink Rap
Judith Ancer is a Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Natal (PMB). She is in private practice in Greenside, Johannesburg and has worked at Tara Hospital on the adult psychotherapy ward; at Crossroads Remedial School with children and parents; and as a supervisor and trainer of other mental health professionals. She is a director of Shrink Rap, a company that offers continuing professional education to healthcare and human resource professionals and provides training and counselling services to small companies. She often gives talks and runs workshops and used to write a weekly column called Letting Grow on parenting issues for the Sunday Times.
James Forson, Management Consultant and author of newly released “Midlife Renewal”
James Forson is a management consultant working with clients across a broad range of industries and environments. In the course of his consulting practice, he has worked with people who have expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of their lives. This is where his interest in midlife renewal was awakened, as he counselled and supported his clients to live more humanly rewarding lives. He has taken the tools, methods and concepts he used and developed and has created a process to assist folks dealing with the complexity and anxiety of midlife renewal.
Prof Ophillia Ledimo, Acting Director: School of Management Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA)
Prof Ledimo is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as an Industrial Psychologist and a registered Social Worker. She holds a Doctorate in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She is Full Professor and Chair of the Department of IOP. She has led the Research Ethics Committee for the department of IOP. Prof Ledimo has supervised Masters and Doctoral students to completion of their degrees. She published articles and presented papers at international and national academic forums. She was awarded a Research Award by the College of Economic and Management Sciences (UNISA). Prior to joining Unisa, Prof Ledimo worked for FORD in the Human Resource Department managing the Employee Assistance Programme. She worked for Brunnel Institute of Social Sciences of South Africa (BIOSSA) as an Organisational Development Consultant. Prof Ledimo has consulting experience in the field of organisational development and psychological assessments within the public and private sectors.
Marisa Farinha-Lloyd, CEO, Mindful Revolution
Marisa’s work across diverse contexts and business environments have shaped her expertise as a solution designer and facilitator of high impact, mindfulness based experiential processes and leadership coaching. Having qualified as a Social Worker, Marisa spent her early career working with youth, with a particular focus on gangs, their role in communities, mediating between rival gang members and dealing with trauma due to gang violence. After having worked intensively as a Social Worker for 8 years, she reached a tipping point in her personal experience of burnout. The experience and insights she gained from her journey to recovering from burnout inspired her to create the Woodlands Spa and Centre for Conscious Living in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. During this time, she developed a body of work with her colleague Dr Ela Manga focusing on energy management for individuals, leaders and teams. Her work in this arena formed part of two Masters Research Thesis and crystallized her approach to organisational engagement and burnout in leadership and employees. Her role at Deloitte Consulting provided Marisa with the opportunity to digitise this energy management approach into a business-to-staff-solution. Her work is underpinned by her training with the Presencing Institute (MIT) where she has a Master Level accreditation in Theory U, a framework for mindfulness, sense-making and creativity.

Workshop

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

How to successfully implement and measure the effectiveness of your mental wellbeing programme in the workplace

Starting a mental health and wellbeing programme involves more than implementing random initiatives and leaving them to run with no further input. These would only maintain momentum for the short term and would burn out quickly. To create a programme that effectively promotes workplace wellbeing long-term, you must consider various aspects and plan carefully. You need to think about which programmes suit your workplace best, consider cost effectiveness, seek staff input, and more. Hear from Navlika Ratangee, Clinical Operations Director at ICAS SA who will give a guideline which will help you effectively implement and measure a mental wellbeing programme in your workplace.

Facilitator

Navlika Ratangee, Clinical Operations Director, ICAS SA
Navlika Ratangee is a qualified clinical psychologist and is also a GIBS MBA graduate. She is currently the Clinical Operations Director at ICAS SA, a behavioural risk and employee health and wellness company. She has diverse experience in human capital management, behavioural risk, change management, managerial consulting, global management consulting leadership, organisational resilience and organisational strategy. She also has an abundance of experience in dealing with mental health in the workplace and has consulted to many South African corporates in this regard.

   
   
   

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REGISTRATION FEES
  Price
Mental Health in the Workplace Conference | Pre-conference workshop 12 June 2018
R3 500.00 excl. VAT
 One day Conference 13 June 
R4 100.00 excl. VAT
 Pre-Conference workshop & Conference 12 and 13 June
R6 600.00 excl. VAT (Save R 1000)

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
 
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SPECIAL OFFERS

  • Register for 3 people and the 4th person attends free of charge!
  • Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universities – contact us for more information!

MORE INFORMATION

For more information and to book your seat contact Busie Mjimba on +2711 706 6009 
busie@knowres.co.za

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magdeline@knowres.co.za


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