The CMAA is pleased to advise members that the nationally recognised Black Dog Institute has partnered with the Association in providing our club managers with a dedicated & renowned Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing awareness program to be delivered around the Zones: ‘Understanding and managing your mental health’.
Improving mental health literacy & reducing stigma across an organisation are two of the most effective strategies in promoting workforce wellbeing, promoting earlier & more effective help seeking behaviours & subsequently reducing the impact of mental ill health at an individual & organisational level.
This practically focussed, interactive, 3hr face to face workshop is delivered by an experienced clinician to a group of up to 25 participants. The program will include case studies & contextualised activities related to the club industry workplace.
- explore common myths about mental illness & the impact of stigma at an individual & organisational level
- gain insight into common mental health conditions, their prevalence in the workplace & how to identify them in the work setting
- understand issues & responsibilities around disclosure
- develop skills to have effective conversations about mental health, & understand the range of help & resources available inside & outside of the workplace
CMAA Federal President Mr David Hiscox says ‘dealing with the pressures of being a club manager is challenging & often overwhelming when working in a stressful & dynamic environment such as a registered club. The pull & push of expectations from the board, staff & customers to consistently meet & exceed expectations can take a toll on individual managers. I encourage all members to consider participating in the program for their own betterment & those with whom they work with’.
CMAA Head Office will be working with the CMAA Zone Committees in the first part of 2019 co-ordinating the program in their local areas so as to maximise participation & accessibility particularly for regional members.
For further details on this initiative please contact CMAA Executive Officer Ralph Kober in the first instance on 0418 963 057 or . Individual clubs are welcome to explore the potential for having the program delivered in their own workplace for their board & staff.