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Mental Health in the Workplace

About the program

It is critical that leaders can demonstrate an awareness of mental health issues within their day-to-day work. The ability to deal sensitively and appropriately with staff managing mental health issues requires a deeper understanding and the skills to have these delicate conversations to provide a safe work environment. 

Facilitated by an organisational psychologist and a clinical psychologist, participants will have the opportunity to engage in conversations around case studies and explore beyondblue’s mentally healthy workplaces resources (Heads Up) to ensure they are able to meet their obligations of providing a safe and high-care environment for all staff.

Learning intentions

By the end of this program it is expected that participants will have:

  • increased their knowledge about mental health issues within the workplace
  • the skills to conduct conversations with staff members who may be experiencing mental health issues
  • the tools to provide a safe workplace for those with mental health issues.

Target audience

Emerging and middle leaders, aspiring principals, principals, teachers and managers corporate services.

About the facilitators

The Kaya Group is a multi-national firm specialising in organisational effectiveness. Kaya is committed to building educational capability and healthy schools in Australia and New Zealand by helping schools enhance performance, optimise productivity and, ultimately, maximise staff and student outcomes. By focusing on people at all levels, Kaya enables schools to achieve their potential by empowering their people to realise theirs. Kaya draws on over 150 years of research into organisational and individual potential and performance to help organisations thrive. Read more about The Kaya Group and their facilitators.

Alignment to professional standards  

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Developing self and others.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs

6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice.

Competency Framework for School Corporate Services Staff:

  • Developing self and others.

    One-day program


    No current intakes


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There are no current intakes for this program.




Leadership Institute
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. (Institute doors open at 8.00am.)
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Leadership Institute is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville.  We co-locate with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).


Please note, the Institute does not have on-site parking:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Mental Health in the Workplace on PLIS.
  • Complete your details.

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Mental Health in the Workplace

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