A Proactive Approach to Mental Health Management


Presented by Mark Dobson Over the past 5 years FRNSW has moved the focus if it's mental health programs to be more proactive. Working with the University of NSW and the Black Dog Institute FRNSW has developed evidence programs to improve firefigher help seeking behave, increase manager confidence in having difficult conversations and enhancing resilience of frontline staff. This session with provide insight into the challenges of developing and implementing a workplace mental health strategy.

Mark Dobson's approach to his Wellbeing Coordinator role with Fire & Rescue NSW is innovative, proactive and recognised - last November he was honoured with a prestigious icare Treasury Managed Fund Award for Risk Leadership. Importantly Mark has created an evidence-based wellbeing model, founded on peer engagement and effective systems, which can be adapted to any public or private sector operation. Mark has a natural empathy with people which has been honed during his various leadership roles with the Royal Australian Navy and in the fields of change management and television production.



30 minutes
29th Apr 2016
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