Join us for a Business Breakfast with the Australian of the Year, Friday 25 June
We are pleased to invite you to a very special 'Business Breakfast' for the Sunshine Coast community featuring Prof Patrick McGorry, Australian of the Year 2010.
Pat has been recognised for his outstanding work as leading international researcher, clinician and advocate for the youth mental health reform agenda.
Mental health can no longer be regarded as a taboo subject. Mental illnesses affect 1 in 5 Australians every year and this is now costing Australian businesses over $13bn per annum. So now is the time to understand the issues and how to address them in your business.
Key issues businesses of all sizes need to consider include:
* Minimising the risk of mental health problems for employees -- mental illnesses are very common (1 in five in any one year, one in two in the lifespan) and result in substantial lost productivity. This can be addressed through simple programs and access to information about maintaining wellbeing and resilience.
* Helping retain talented staff who may develop a mental health problem which involves creating a supportive workplace -- this is particularly an issue for younger employees
* Getting workers who have been off on 'stress leave' back into employment and reducing OH&S/workers compensation costs
* A helping hand - over 500,000 Australians of working age have some form of psychiatric disability; a structured employment experience can help these people recover and go back to work - benefiting themselves, their employer and the community with positive employment outcomes.
The breakfast will be held at the Innovation Centre Auditorium and the cost is $85. To make a booking please see:
So please join us for this important breakfast event and take the opportunity to meet our Australian of the Year, Pat McGorry, on his special visit to the Sunshine Coast, his only visit to Queensland this year.
Innovation Centre Auditorium, Sippy Downs
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