Mentally Healthy Workplace Workshops

Our Mentally Healthy Workshops help employers to collaborate with staff to educate and promote a culture of positive mental wellness in the workplace. We’ve used our 20+ years’ experience in both mental health recovery and employment to develop a strategic workshop, specially designed to support mental wellness in local workplaces. Our workshops are unique to your business, specifically tailored to address the needs of your organisation.

Benefits of a Mentally Healthy Workplace

  • improve staff morale
  • increase staff engagement
  • reduce staff turnover
  • improve interpersonal relationships among employees
  • reduce conflicts and complaints

Studies show that every dollar spent on effective mental health action in the workplace returns $2.30 in benefits to the organisation.

Workshop Structure

Support & grow well-being in your Leadership team & in yourself through:

  • understanding stress
  • active stress management
  • reducing stigma
  • understanding the link between life events, the brain & behaviour
  • building resilience practices
  • understanding the impact of workplace habits
  • learning how to recognise when someone is unwell or struggling
  • and much more!

Meet Emily

Over the past 2 years CHESS Connect Workplace Wellbeing Specialist Emily Dever has been developing and refining wellness seminars and workshops for local businesses. During this time she has delivered sessions to over 750 people, across 50 forums and workshops in close to 30 different businesses across the CHESS Connect footprint. She has delivered sessions at conferences, in medical centres, in lunch rooms, in corporate function centres, child care centres and blueberry fields. Current business clients include Midcoast Council, Coffs Harbour City Council, Forestry Corporation, Woolworths and Holiday Coast Credit Union. Emily has lived, worked and studied in the Coffs Harbour area for most of her life – growing up in Bonville she is now raising her family in Sawtell. After gaining her Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours from Southern Cross University and winning the University Medal, she began working in disability employment, and at CHESS Connect, has held a variety of roles in employment, social and psychosocial support over her 10 years of service. Emily is passionate about creating shifts in workplace cultures to support resilience, reduce stress, give people the skills they need to look after each other, and create greater wellbeing for everyone in the organisation from the frontline staff to the CEO.

Why CHESS Connect?

For over years CHESS Connect have been working with individuals and businesses to support mental health in the workplace. We use our specially developed ‘6 Pillars of Support’ to help reduce stigma, increase awareness and build the skills and confidence your management team and frontline staff need to create a healthy, productive environment where people want to come to work.