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EPISODE 0 - An Introduction

EPISODE 0 - An Introduction

Update: 2021-08-16


How do we make our workplaces mentally healthy? And why should we? In this time of collective uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that we look after ourselves and the people around us. 

As managers, and leaders, that doesn’t mean it’s our job to be psychologists - but it does mean we need to be aware of the pressures our team are under, and of how to make sure we’re creating a safe environment for them, and ourselves.

In this introductory episode of Managing Minds, we share some of the key insights of Managing Minds and speak to Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons,  former Commissioner of NSW RFS and current Commissioner of Resilience NSW.

Episode 1 - Managing Individuals - will be available from August 24.

You can find more information about mental health in the workplace at these places:

Heads Up  - Beyond Blue’s workplace mental health resource

Black Dog Institute -  Workplace and mental health wellbeing space

Safe Work Australia - Work health and safety guidance

Head to Health  - Digital mental health resources 

And you can get support from :
Beyond Blue

Or you can go to your GP who will refer you to a psychologist.

Our Team

Host - Anna McAfee
From studying psychology, working in recruitment and being part of the LinkedIn Local movement, Anna has had a broad range of experience in working with people as a manager, trainer and team member.

Producer/Editor - Simon Portus 
Simon is a producer and director with a passion for storytelling and development. He is the Creative Director of Headline Productions.

Executive Producer - Liz Keen
Before working on the award winning podcast, Still Jill, Liz had produced stories for Earshot, All in the Mind and Background Briefing as well as presenting and producing live radio. She has also been a Chief of Staff and Content Director for the ABC where she learnt to manage staff on the run.

Researcher - Dr James Donnelly  
The man who made sure we got our facts right is a Lecturer in Psychology at Southern Cross University who is trained in clinical and neuropsychology with 25 years experience in assessing and treating children, adolescents and older adults.

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EPISODE 0 - An Introduction

EPISODE 0 - An Introduction

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