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Wednesday, 14 March, 2018 -
15:30 to 17:00
Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)


Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000


Event Organising Body: 
Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG)



As part of the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG), SIA and IFAP at the will be co-presenting a session on Good Mental Health - The Foundation for optimum safety and performance.

While much has been done in recent years to acknowledge, reduce the stigma, and assist those suffering from a mental health illness, less has been done in the proactive prevention space.

This session will not only cover how to respond to employees experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, but also what can be done to prevent psychological and psychiatric injuries through developing a greater understanding of organisational and job-related risk factors, and ways to reduce and manage these risk exposures.

Facilitator - Nathan Winter, Deputy Chairman, Safety Institute of Australia


Date: 14 March 2018
Venue: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, WA 6000
Cost: Complimentary*

*This is a free event, registration is via the AOG website 


  • Understanding of how to respond to employees experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency.
  • Understanding of how to reduce and manage organisational and job-related risk factors to prevent psychological and psychiatric injuries.
  • Networking


Dr Rebecca Michalak, Principal Consultant, PsychSafe
Dr Rebecca Michalak has over 15 years’ experience in senior management, consulting, and human resources roles in the private, not-for-profit, education, and public sectors. A respected expert in employee performance and wellbeing, Rebecca adopts a stress optimisation approach that maximises engagement and productivity while minimising psychosocial risks. She has presented to and written for a wide range of international and domestic audiences, and is a popular keynote speaker and expert panelist. As a primary prevention strategist and Safety 2.0 advocate, she is currently involved in a range of national forums and initiatives aimed at addressing confronting trends in psychological / psychiatric injuries and increasingly problematic levels of poor mental health within the Australian population.






Julian Gimpel, General Manager Mental Health Initiatives, Australian Medical Association
Julian has over 20 years of mental health experience as a psychotherapist and trainer. As General Manager - Mental Health Initiatives at the AMA Julian works as Principal Consultant and Trainer within their national award winning “Work Better ..." workplace mental health program. Julian's vast knowledge and expertise in mental health is a result of years of hands on experience as a family therapist, adult mental health counsellor and educator. As Principal Consultant with the "Work Better..." program Julian's day to day business involves working with local and national businesses, government agencies and industry peak bodies in the design and implementation of sustainable and evidence based psychosocial safety management systems.