It is with our pleasure we invite you to join the Safety Charter in celebrating our 10th Anniversary at the Mentally Safe Work Conference at the Addington Events Centre on Thursday the 29th of June 2023.
Why is Mentally Safe Work Important? The facts. One in five New Zealanders experience a mental health problem each year, with depression and anxiety the most common.
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world, with over 500 deaths on average per year. Māori and Pacific Island communities experience higher rates of mental health issues than other ethnic groups. Psychosocial risks need to be identified and managed in the same way as risks to physical wellbeing.
Mentally safe workplaces have greater levels of engagement, productivity, and less staff turnover.
About the Mentally Safe Work Conference: The Mentally Safe Work conference aims to provide a framework for understanding the challenges of psychosocial safety, and what practical steps organisations can take to improve both their procedures and outcomes.
Mentally Safe Work presents many challenges for employers, directors, employees, health and safety managers, advisors, health and safety representatives and health and safety committees.