Mental Wellbeing: Learning Series with Michael Hempseed

06/10/2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Rates of mental illness are rising in New Zealand. The Covid-19 pandemic has made a bad situation worse. Traditionally health and safety practitioners have focused on physical harm, now they are being asked to look at psychological well-being. Many health and safety practitioners feel they need to know more about these topics. NZISM is running an in-depth, 16-part course to give you a solid understanding of these issues. This course will be suitable for any level of knowledge.

Topics covered include: depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD, where and how to find help, different forms of treatment, suicide prevention, brain injuries, autism, dyslexia, sleep, grief, sensory processing issues and much more.

There will be interactive components within the course and chances for you to discuss challenges and struggles you may be having with other members.

Details of this session

Legal considerations of mental health features guest presenter, John Shingleton from FirstLaw.

John will look at the implications of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 on legal obligations around the management of mental health in the workplace. Although the law came into effect in 2015 a lot of workplaces still struggle to understand the full implications of the Act. John will explain these issues in plain English.


Bio:

Michael Hempseed is the author of Being A True Hero: Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Your Community. The book is being used by the New Zealand Police, Fire and Emergency NZ, GPs, Counsellors as well as many parents and teachers. He has trained everyone from army medics to social workers. Michael gained an honours degree in Psychology from the University of Canterbury in 2008. In 2016 he spoke at TEDx.



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