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Victorian Chamber presents: When people thrive, so does business


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A mentally healthy team is a productive team. Join us for breakfast as we hear from the Movember Foundation, Swisse Wellness and other prominent speakers on how workplace mental health needs to be a top priority for Australian businesses.

71% of Australian employees say a mentally healthy workplace is important when looking for a job (Instinct and Reason report) – discover practical tools to achieve this for your business, from mental health and wellbeing training to rewards and recognition.

Learn from our speakers on strategies and benefits of making sure your business is a positive and productive workplace:

Margo Lydon – CEO, SuperFriend
As Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary, Margo’s role is to manage the strategic direction and operations of SuperFriend, a national mental health foundation focused on creating positive, healthy and safe working environments where every employee can be well and thrive. It is the only mental health organisation that partners with superannuation funds and group life insurers to gain knowledge of the industry’s unique needs and respond with tailored solutions. SuperFriend aims to reduce the incidence of suicide and the impact of mental illness on individuals, employers, workplaces, families and friends. Margo thrives on seeing the work of SuperFriend result in positive impact, adding value and changing workplace mental health in Australia for the better.

Sarah Morrison – Workplace and Community Engagement Manager, Mental Health First Aid Australia
Sarah is the Workplace and Community Engagement Manager at Mental Health First Aid Australia, a national not-for-profit organisation focused on mental health training and research. Mental Health First Aid Australia's vision is a community where everyone has the first aid skills to support people with mental health problems. Sarah is an experienced HR professional, specialising in learning and development, and workplace health and wellbeing. She is passionate about creating workplaces where people can thrive and achieve. She has a Masters in Human Resources Management, and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor and wellness coach.

Dr Nic Vogelpoel – Global Lead for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation’s mission is to stop men dying too young. They are the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year-round. Nic oversees Movember’s workplace mental health programs and its work with indigenous communities promoting mental health and suicide prevention. Nic has previously worked for global foundations and international development charities in the UK, focused on biomedical research and public health, and has held leadership roles for disability charities in Australia and the UK. Nic has a PhD in Health Promotion and Evaluation from QUT, and undertook postdoctoral research at UCL.

Oliver Horn – Managing Director, Swisse Wellness
As Managing Director of global health and wellness brand, Swisse Wellness, Oliver continues to build the entrepreneurial endeavour and strong legacy, by combining world-class expertise, passion, and dedication with his talented team members across the globe. Health, happiness, and well-being are the three core elements that Oliver describes as the DNA of the company. Oliver believes that to achieve Swisse’s mission of making ‘billions of people around the world healthier and happier’ it is all about fostering the right culture in the workplace and building a collective leadership approach.

Employees are your organisation’s most important asset – help them thrive and see individuals, teams and your business thrive.  

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Non-Member: $150 / Table of 10: $1,425
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ZINC at Federation Square
Cnr Swanston St & Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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