Workplace mental health and wellbeing

Workplace mental health and wellbeing

Jun 4
Join Trustees from around the country in a Chatham House Rule discussion on supporting your workforce through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Georgie Harman, Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Blue

Event overview

Covid-19 has changed the nature of work for everyone and impacted our mental health and wellbeing in a variety of ways. Regardless of whether a worker has been stood down, let go, asked to work from home or is an essential worker, organisations need to rethink how they can support the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce both during the pandemic, and as we enter a new era of work. 

Please join Beyond Blue CEO, Georgie Harman for a discussion about how organisations can support the mental health and wellbeing of their workers through the Covid-19 pandemic and the importance of authentic leadership during times of crisis.

Roundtable start times:
SA/NT: 10.00am
WA: 8.30am

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.

Meet the speaker

Georgie Harman
Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Blue

Georgie was appointed CEO of Beyond Blue in May 2014. She has significant and broad-ranging policy and service delivery experience in the community, public and private sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. Previously, she was the Deputy CEO of Australia’s National Mental Health Commission. From 2006 to 2012, Georgie worked at the Commonwealth Department of Health and had national responsibility for mental health, suicide prevention and substance misuse policy and programs. She was one of the architects of the 2011 cross-portfolio National Mental Health Reform Budget package. At the same time, she was responsible for the early strategy and development of legislation to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products in Australia – a world first.

Meet the host

Yasmin King
Chief Executive Officer, SkillsIQ

Yasmin is CEO of SkillsIQ, a skills service organisation which develops national vocational standards on behalf of 18 ‘people-facing’ Industry Reference Committees which represent the skills needs of around 50 per cent of the Australian workforce. She has undertaken international consulting work for the governments of Peru, Vietnam and Thailand, and the APEC Human Resources Committee. An experienced negotiator and mediator, she is adjunct to the Australian Graduate School of Management, lecturing in negotiation and conflict resolution.

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Trustee event advice - Coronavirus

We at CEDA are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

With that in mind CEDA has suspended all trustee events. However CEDA remains true to its purpose of providing platforms to inform and promote debate of critical issues and driving policy solutions and are continuing critical discussions for Australia’s economic, social and environmental development through a digital events program including exclusive livestreams, podcasts and video, as well as our virtual Trustee roundtable discussions.

CEDA will continue to closely monitor government advice regarding public gatherings and act on relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.