friday firesides for mental health month 2021


Friday Firesides for Mental Health Month 2021 at The Oranges Toolkit

Throughout Mental Health Month 2021 in October, we sat by the virtual fireside with several experienced business leaders to hear their stories of managing wellbeing at work, and the tips and tools they apply to create mentally healthy workplaces.

The Oranges Toolkit's General Manager, Tegan Davies, presented a series of lunchtime Friday Firesides with senior leaders from the public sector, retail, and construction industries, including:

- Alison Halpin, Deputy General Manager, People and Culture at Australian Sports Commission on Friday 8th October 12:30pm AEDT

- Ana Gelemanovic, General Manager People and Culture at Mitre10 (Independent Hardware Group) on Friday 15th October 12:30pm AEDT

- Jim Frith, Managing Director at McConnell Dowell Constructors on Friday 22nd October 12:30pm AEDT

- Craig Murphy, General Manager Customer, People & Culture at Henley Friday 29th October 12:30pm AEDT

Attendees gained practical tips from highly experienced HR and business professionals who lead with a focus on wellbeing. We heard their first-hand experiences of the challenges that they've faced or are facing, insights on how they manage their own wellbeing, and how they support the wellbeing and resilience of those around them.

These free events were created to support our community to promote positive wellbeing and mental health for themselves and others during Mental Health Month and beyond.

Watch the Friday Fireside events on demand

If you missed the events, we've got you! Enjoy the event recordings below. Each clip is approximately 30 minutes long. We hope you find these useful.

Help is all around

We all have mental health. We believe that mental health as a term should be perceived positively - it's not all about being unwell. When we invest in our wellbeing and have positive mental health, we feel better and perform better, too. Of course, mental ill health is a major issue and there are plenty of times when extra help is needed. Thankfully, there is help all around.

If you or someone you know needs extra support, we recommend contacting your workplace Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a qualified health practitioner or:

- Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

- Lifeline: 13 11 14

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