Workplace mental health - supporting employee return to work

Workplace mental health - supporting employee return to work

Feb 19
Join your Trustee peers in Melbourne to explore how best to support your workforce as we return to offices in Victoria.
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Kate Colley, Executive Health, Safety and Wellbeing, National Australia Bank
Sally Kirkright, Chief Executive Officer, AccessEAP

Event Overview

All having gone to plan over the Christmas break, we will expect to see employees returning to offices in increasing numbers in 2021. 

AccessEAP CEO, Sally Kirkright will lead a discussion on supporting your employees as they come back to the workplace, exploring:
  • AccessEAP as a case study: we are a people business. We support our customers’ people to be their best, thus we must be the best example of a workplace. What have we done in 2020 to be the best example of a workplace?
  • Leadership: it is critical to ensure you are getting leadership right. Investing in leaders beyond the crisis is how organisations can evolve into the future. What have we learnt as leaders in 2020 to take into the future? What's required to lead people in teams - values, culture, trust and psychological safety.
  • The spectrum of mental health and wellbeing: from thriving to various stages of okay to being mentally unwell. How to support all people along the continuum.
  • Create a really clear and compelling story around your purpose – guiding your people.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speakers

Kate Colley
Executive Health, Safety and Wellbeing, National Australia Bank

Kate is a highly experienced Human Resources Professional with over 30 years in the Financial Services Industry in Australia and Asia, and is passionate about unlocking business potential through People and Culture. She is motivated by adding tangible value through developing an adaptive culture of collaboration, inclusion and high performance by creating innovative practices to enable well-being, and supporting people, business, community and to thrive through change.

Sally Kirkright
Chief Executive Officer, AccessEAP

Sally has spent the past 25 years working with SMEs, corporates and NFPs to improve their business performance. In the finance sector this was about profitability and now in the EAP sector this is about people – leaders and employees – striving to create a mentally healthy workplace. Sally is passionate about customers and providing an exceptional customer experience. This passion, together with her drive to improve the mental health and wellbeing of employees has led to her create a business that genuinely cares about the wellbeing of customers and workplaces.

Meet the host

Tamara Price
People and Change Director, KPMG

Tamara is a senior member of KPMG’s People & Change team, providing support to clients across all sectors for over 15 years. She predominantly works with organisations undergoing transformation or crisis, to help define and drive employee and stakeholder experience and change management.

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