Managing Mental Wellness in the Workplace

Management & Leadership

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Tools for managers and supervisors.


A healthy workplace involves all employees being fit for work both physically and psychologically, and an employer taking reasonable steps to manage employee health.

When it comes to mental health and mental illness these involve some unique but very manageable challenges to ensure prevention, appropriate management, rehabilitation, and health maintenance responsibilities.


All employers including business owners, managers and supervisors.


Provide you with a practical insight into mental illness (wellness) in the modern workplace, it’s prevalence and impact on performance, communication, employee health and supervisor responsibilities.


  • What is mental illness and where does it fit with mental wellness?
  • What are my responsibilities as an employer?
  • If I can’t see it and I don’t understand it, how do I manage it?
  • The role of external health professionals in identification, supporting staff and return to work and guidance
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Case study analysis


Four hours


Jonathan Black from Christchurch

Jonathan has experience consulting to both public service and private industry across a broad range of industries including health, aviation, retail, manufacturing, local and central government, financial services, education, and hospitality. He also spent over eight years as a psychologist with the New Zealand Police and is a qualified police negotiator.

His expertise has been sought in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong, in addition to advice delivered throughout New Zealand.

Jonathan’s professional portfolio includes considerable experience in conflict management, investigation processes, risk assessment, interpersonal communication, job stress, expert evidence, occupational health systems, training, public speaking, leadership and research.

He has managed staff in the past, lead project teams, and served as a senior HR advisor in a large corporate.

As a qualified organisational psychologist he brings valuable experience to clients as a behavioural scientist, respected expert speaker, and published author of Knee Deep in the Swamp: Understanding and managing conflict at work (2009). He brings experience in management and leadership that adds valuable practical knowledge and understanding of real and common human resource and workplace problems.

Course Dates

Dunedin 30 July 2019 09:00 am - 01:00 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin
Queenstown 04 September 2019 09:00 am - 01:00 pm Nugget Point Hotel, Queenstown
Dunedin 21 November 2019 09:00 am - 01:00 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin


$ 370.00 + GST for members
$ 500.00 + GST for non-members

NZTE Voucher

This workshop has qualified the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme
Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA532

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

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