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Department of Education and Training – Leading for Wellbeing series

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DET: Supporting your team’s mental health and wellbeing through times of uncertainty (1 hour).

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One of the biggest drivers of staff feeling psychologically safe at work is the feeling of their manager having their back. Yet how can you create this feeling of safety and have all the answers needed in these uncertain times? It can often be tricky identifying when your people may need some extra wellbeing support, let alone when you can’t physically see them every day. As leaders, you can play a very important role in helping your people to feel safe and supported through the uncertainty of COVID-19, regardless of whether this is achieved face-to-face or virtually. Join this interactive webinar with psychologists to learn how to support the mental health and wellbeing of your people in these unpredictable times.

Who is this for?

  • All managers and school leaders across our schools and workplaces.

What will you get by joining?

  • Understanding different responses to traumatic events and uncertainty
  • Practical strategies for building a culture of trust and psychological safety through uncertainty
  • Recognising the early warning signs of poor mental health during these times
  • Engaging in a four-step supportive conversation to check in on the wellbeing of your staff
  • Knowing what additional supports are available for you and your staff
  • Looking after yourself while looking after others.

Our Trainers

Ms Elise Wald

MAPsychH PGDipPsych BProcLawPsych

Elise is a registered, endorsed Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor with a Masters in Health Psychology and a passion for wellbeing. Elise maintains a clinical private practice and has a background in organizational consulting and training. Elise is experienced in public speaking, developing customized workshops, providing training and consultation in areas relating to influencing behavior, anxiety/stress management, effective communication, sleep psychology and improving sleep, mindfulness in action and topics related to helping others thrive. Elise is client centered in her therapeutic approach and makes use of a strengths based, mindful and neuro-biology framework that is solution focused and requires creative intuitiveness within evidence-based theories. Elise is largely drawn to a bottom up neural behavioural understanding of the development of self and uses this as a framework for positively influencing understanding about change and wellbeing.

Mr Richard Kaspercyzk


Richard is an Organisational Psychologist with over 25 years of experience of consulting, training and coaching with a particular interest in psychologically healthy and high performing workplaces. Until recently, he was managing director of a large consulting firm delivering services in organisational development, leadership development, employee assistance, critical incident response and early mental injury intervention to over a thousand organisations across all industries in Australia and New Zealand. He is one of the earliest pioneers who applied a risk management framework to managing psychological health in the workplace in Australia.


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