Investing in Wellbeing - Healthy people, good business

Investing in Wellbeing - Healthy people, good business

Mar 02

This CEDA forum will discuss how a lack of wellbeing investment in a workforce and organisational environment can significantly impact a business's innovation and development. We will also explore practical case studies and strategies to help foster a culture of wellbeing within organisations.


Opening Address / Facilitator: Professor Mardie Townsend, Associate Dean (Development and Partnerships), Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University
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 Public event
 Hilton on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, VIC

 Lunch (12.00pm to 2.30pm)



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Wellbeing is the key source of higher levels of performance and competitiveness for organisations. According to Workplace Wellbeing up to 75 per cent of time lost in workplaces is stress-related, and one in ten employees is affected on the job by anxiety, depression and stress. Further statistics indicate that 40 per cent of job turnover is due to stress, and it costs 50 to 150 per cent of an employee's salary to replace them. As the employment market is attracting a diverse workforce, the concept of 'work and employment' has changed since the previous generation. Work is more than just earning a living, it's about socialisation, career and learning development and making a difference.

Creating a healthy and hearty business environment is an important first step to ensuring a workforce receives a positive work/life balance as well as strengthening engagement between employees and employers. Research supports the idea that if organisations nurture physical and mental wellbeing in their workforce, it will bring tangible bottom line benefits and improvements. People with a high level of wellbeing learn and problem solve more effectively, are prepared to accept new challenges and changes more readily, and relate to others more positively.

This forum will explore key strategies to assist and foster a culture of wellbeing and provide insights into successful employee wellbeing programs in the private and public sectors.

Having a strong policy and culture of wellbeing is essential to business growth and unlocking the potential of your workforce.


Opening Address and Facilitator:
Professor Mardie Townsend, Associate Dean (Development and Partnerships), Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University

Stan Macionis, Chief Executive Officer, Health Solutions, Medibank Private
Ireene Siniakis, Corporate Health Manager, Vic / Tas, Healthwise Global
Professor John Thwaites, Chair, Monash Sustainability Institute
Leonie Young, Chief Executive Officer, beyondblue: the national depression initiative


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Registration fees (including GST)


CEDA Members and Guests

$154.00 per person
$1463.00 corporate table x 10

Non Members

$264 per person

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