CCF Victoria’s Positive Plans – Positive Future’s project aims to create mentally healthy workplaces in civil construction.  

That’s why we are participating in WorkSafe’s Health and Safety Month this October.  

In addition to hearing about the progress of our very own Positive Plans – Positive Future’s project, there are a variety of webinars from industry leaders and subject matter experts in workplace mental health and wellbeing. 

With over 20 webinars being delivered online from the 20-29 October 2021, we’ve created a list of must watch webinars that we think you will find most beneficial as a leader or worker in the Victorian Civil Construction industry.  See below…

Workplace mental health 101: A business case study   

When: Thursday 21 Oct 2021 at 12.00pm to 1.00pm   

We spend a third of our lives at work, which is why the workplace plays such an important role in protecting and supporting an individual’s mental health. More and more, workplace leaders know how important it is to have a mentally healthy workforce, but knowing where to start and what sources to trust can be confusing and difficult.   

WorkWell supports business owners and leaders to take the first steps to creating safe and mentally healthy workplaces – through easy-to-understand information, practical tools and advice. Register for this webinar and hear the insights and advice from leaders of WorkWell-funded projects. You’ll learn from real life examples on how to create mentally healthy workplaces for your workers.   


How organisational culture impacts workplace mental health   

When: Monday 25 Oct 2021 at 9.00am to 9.45am   

With workers’ wellbeing and mental health continuously being tested, it’s important leaders stop and reflect on their responsibilities in ensuring the safest possible working environment. Creating Psychological Safety, where each and every team member feels cared for and able to speak up, is critical to not only knowing how they are feeling but also what can be done to support them.   


Using systems thinking to identify holes in your system   

When: Monday 25 Oct 2021 at 12.00pm to 12.45pm   

Systems thinking describes a range of Human Factors methods which assist humans to understand the sociotechnical systems in which they exist. This webinar presents two case studies that show how using  Systems Thinking methodology has identified failures and opportunities for improvement in the controls within two different industries and two very different hazard types.  


Setting the trail ablaze: Insights for predicting psychological safety   

When: Wednesday 27 Oct 2021 at 9.00am to 9.45am   

Workplace mental health isn’t just about supporting people to cope with workplace stress or helping workers in distress. The ‘new normal’ for workplace mental health is for workplace cultures to be psychologically safe and for work-related factors that can impact on mental health to be managed.   

WorkWell is trialling best-practice interventions for preventing mental injury. Evaluation so far has led to the discovery of an innovative model for predicting the psychological safety of workplaces. In this webinar you’ll hear from WorkSafe’s leaders sharing early insights of this world-first program.   


Building leaders that WorkWell   

When: Wednesday 27 Oct 2021 at 10.30am to 11.15am   

WorkWell has funded numerous pilot projects aimed at preventing mental injury, and promoting safe and mentally healthy workplaces. Together it’s creating an important evidence base for what does and doesn’t work and showing the positive impact of strong leadership.   

In this webinar you’ll hear from the leaders of Emergency Services Foundation, Wellbeing Track and Change and Applied Mental Health Leadership about what it takes to build mentally healthy workplaces – starting with themselves. You will learn about the importance of leadership in driving meaningful change in the workplace and some of the practical ways they’re making this happen.   


Preventing workplace harm in Victoria   

When: Friday 29 Oct 2021 at 9.00am to 9.45am   

Join the Chief Executive Officer of WorkSafe Victoria, Colin Radford, as he discusses key health and safety challenges facing Victorian workplaces. How WorkSafe is adapting and how employers, workers and the community can work together to prevent workplace harm.   


Improving return to work outcomes for mental injuries/secondary mental injuries and support for employers   

When: Friday 29 Oct 2021 at 10.30am to 11.15am   

This session will outline the support programs and resources available for employers to guide recovery and return to work outcomes for injured workers. There will be a particular focus on the the role of a mental injury specialist, mobile case management, facilitated discussion, Original Employer Services and New Employer Services and provisional payments.   


A link to the full program of upcoming events from WorkSafe is here –