EPISODE 2 - Managing Yourself
What can you as a manager do to look after your own mental health while creating a safer work environment and being a better leader? Managing other people with empathy is an important part of creating a safe work environment, but it’s also important to look within - look after yourself and be honest with yourself about your own strengths, weaknesses and needs. It’s also important to be prepared to talk about mental health. It’s up to you to make that conversation natural and honest.
Guests in this episode include Ian Firth, Safework NSW; Tim Hoopmann, Beyond Blue Speaker; Dr Vicky Carter, psychologist; Craig Semple and Dr Jim Donnelly.
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 :
Or you can go to your GP who will refer you to a psychologist.
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.