8.30AM Registration and Coffee
9.00AM Opening remarks from the Chair
Chris Eastham, HSSE Health & Wellbeing Manager, Z Energy
9.10AM International Keynote: The five key drivers of workplace wellbeing

Many organisations implement wellbeing initiatives without incorporating a broader strategy or framework. This misses an opportunity to truly embed wellbeing in the organisation. Dr Paul Litchfield of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing will take you through an evidence-based framework for successful wellbeing delivery, which includes 5 key drivers: health, security, relationships, environment and purpose.

Dr Paul Litchfield OBE, Director – What Works Centre for Wellbeing (United Kingdom)
10.00AM International Keynote: Why your wellbeing policy sucks (...maybe)

Are you proactively managing psychosocial risks the way you manage your other safety risks? Too many businesses rely on a ‘rescue management’ approach to psychosocial risk, by fixing the worker post-exposure rather than fixing work or workplace culture. In this keynote session, Dr Rebecca Michalak explain why psychosocial risks need to be proactively managed, and show how health and safety and HR professionals need to collaborate to create better workplaces.

Dr Rebecca Michalak, Principal, PsychSafe Ltd (Australia)
10.50AM Morning tea
11.10AM Case study: Bringing your ‘Best Me’ to the workplace

Mental health issues are often stigmatised and hidden, especially in the workplace. Lion implemented their “Best Me” strategy to encourage open conversations and flexible working arrangements. Learn how Lion employed a top down approach where management led by example to foster inclusiveness and promote positive wellbeing in line with their ethos “Everyone Safe, Everyday”.

Andy Graves, Safety and Wellbeing Leader and
Chris Flynn, Finance Director, Lion
11.55AM Dealing with health exposures – mental health in the workplace

Mental health issues in the workplace affect all organisations, harm individuals and damage business. Many workplaces are ill-equipped to deal with mental health issues. Fear, ignorance, discrimination and preconceptions often prevent action being taken. Occupational physician Dr Mike Causer shares his international and local experience as a clinician to provide practical examples and strategies to deal with workers affected by mental health problems.

Dr Mike Causer, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Specialist
12.30PM Lunch (Sponsored by Countdown)
1.30PM Stretch Session (Sponsored by Vitality Works)
1.35PM Case study: Applying learning teams to health risk exposures

Learning teams are an emerging method used to engage with workers to workshop ways of reducing risk or harm in the workplace. This is traditionally applied in safety contexts, with risk of immediate harm. However, Z Energy recently trialled the use of learning teams to manage noise exposure risk. Chris shares the learning of the programme to date.

Chris Eastham, HSSE Health & Wellbeing Manager, Z Energy
2.00PM Case Study: Making people your strength: The Wellington City Council wellbeing story

Wellington City Council implemented a proactive, preventative strategy to enhance wellbeing for their diverse array of employees. The focus was to provide a strategic framework, based on WorkSafe’s Healthy Work strategy, to embed wellbeing within the entire organisation. The Council will share their strategy, how it was designed and implemented, challenges and successes, and how engagement was achieved across a diverse workforce.

Annabel Wilton, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor, Wellington City Council
2.40PM Afternoon tea
3.00PM Case Study: Improving worker health one step at a time - The OceanaGold journey

Achieving holistic workplace health can be a daunting task for businesses to implement due to a range of issues. Thorough assessment of the workplace, its people and culture was vital in paving the way to improving overall wellbeing. Hear how seemingly simple approaches to health like hydration, healthy eating and better sleep were used to revitalize the mining workforce and increase productivity and engagement at OceanaGold.

Pauline Carruthers, Occupational Health Nurse, OceanaGold
3.40PM Feature session: Reducing the impact of trauma on the workplace

Raising awareness of the effects of accidents and even stressful personal incidents can drastically improve morale in the workplace. Learn practical strategies to minimise the impact of trauma, including witnessing near ‘miss’ incidents. Sandra Johnston, this year’s Safeguard Lifetime Achievement award winner, shares her experiences helping individuals and businesses at home and on the international stage to overcome workplace trauma.

Sandra Johnston, Trauma Advisor, Trainer & Responder
4.20PM Closing remarks from Chair & Networking Function

Date & Location

Auckland: 27 November 2018
SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland

Earlybird Price

$595 + GST
*Earlybird closes 16 October 2018

Standard Price

$650 + GST


For any event enquiries please email or phone 09 361 8925