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The leader's role in creating 'good work' that protects the mental wellbeing of their people.


Wellington, 15 April; Auckland, 28 April; Christchurch, 11 May

You are invited to one of three events which will challenge leaders to expand their understanding and practices to improving mental wellbeing at work. It will explore the role of leaders in protecting workers from mental harm at work, and how they can do this by designing good work.

Mental wellbeing at work is not a matter of luck, nor a grab bag of initiatives – it is a matter of design. It requires deliberate effort and curiosity to understand and control psychosocial risks in your business, by building in the protective factors of ‘good work’. This is challenging work. It requires an openness to change and a willingness to explore different ways of working. We want to see Forum members lead the national effort in the face of the “parallel pandemic” of mental health at work, and build workplaces where businesses succeed and people can thrive.

In Auckland, our guest speakers will include Chair of Sky City, Rob Campbell and CEO of WorkSafe NZ, Phil Parkes. The event will run on 28 April, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, and to mark this important day the Sky Tower will be illuminated immediately following the event.

In Christchurch, we will be hearing from CEO of Lyttelton Port, Roger Gray, and in Wellington Doug Johnson, Managing Director at Tonkin+Taylor will be our key speaker.

A new Forum resource to support you

At all three events, health and safety leadership expert Dr Hillary Bennett will also be talking you through the Forum’s new flagship resource, Mental Wellbeing by Design. This world-leading resource supports leaders to assess the impact of their organisations’ work on their people’s wellbeing and to redesign work to protect people from work-related mental harm. It is based on extensive research and has been tested with Forum members across the country over the last six months.

And as always, there will be an opportunity to share with, and learn from, peers. Please register below - we look forward to seeing you at one of these three events in April and May.

Please note, registrations for the Wellington event on 15 April have now exceeded seats available. If you would still like to attend this event, please email us at info@zeroharm.org.nz and we can put you on a waiting list.

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