Sleep health, safety and effectiveness in mining and resources - online

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Join online our lunch and learn session about sleep and its importance for mental and physical wellbeing, safety and effectiveness at work.

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In our one-hour session Andy Roberts, from training company Breathe Australia, will explore:

  • sleep science - understanding our mind/body/environmental rhythm
  • the cost of poor-quality sleep
  • the lifestyle factors promoting or undermining good quality sleep
  • how to align our natural rhythms to increase energy and focus

During the session, Andy will use an anonymous tool called Mentimeter to understand participants' lifestyle habits, sleep duration and quality. One week before the workshop, we will send you a list of questions to reflect on. For example, you will reflect on your daily habits and choices such as your caffeine intake.

Participants will also be given the option to take part in an online Sleep Well program.

Because of COVID-19, we are limiting numbers to 20 in person at the QRC Conference Rooms, level 13, 133 Mary Street, however you can also join the session via Microsoft Teams.

More about our "Sleep Well Program"

Andy created this course because sleep is such an essential part of our lives. And sleep quality has a massive impact on health and also our effectiveness and safety in our resources sector.

There's broad agreement on the factors which either promote restful sleep or undermine our sleep quality : increased work stress, alcohol, pain, obesity, digital distraction, caffeine, blue light in the evenings, high-fat diets, irregular shift patterns, grief, sedentary lifestyles, uncertainty, blurred boundaries working from home

And without research backup, many of us know how we feel lethargic and have poor coping and decision-making capacity when we are sleep deprived

In this course, we examine the mechanisms through which our natural rhythms influence the ease, length, and quality of our sleep. And how our lifestyle habits impact these rhythms.

Breathe Australia and Andy Roberts

Andy is a former consultant with 13 years' experience at KPMG. In 2003 he began a new career in coaching and wellbeing by training to become a sports therapist and yoga teacher.

In 2008 he took a masters degree in applied positive psychology and trained as an emotional intelligence coach (MSCEIT model). He owns a multi-disciplinary, 40 practitioner, wellbeing business in London and divides his time between his home in Sydney, London and his leadership work in Queensland.

For the past five years, he has developed and lectured on the health professionals self-care program at the College of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University. Research into the program's effectiveness points to an in resilience and a reduction in the stigma associated with mental health.

"Over the past 20 years, I've explored, researched and practised bodywork, yoga, positive psychology and mindfulness. I wanted to understand, and learn how to apply, the best evidenced-based practices, which build and sustain health," said Andy.

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