Managing Workers with Lived Experience
This two-day course is for managers, team leaders and HR professionals who support a peer workforce and wish to build their skills to create a supportive and safe workplace.
Managing Workers with Lived Experience explores and describes management practices that promote good mental health.
Participants learn to distinguish between mental health and performance issues, and gain valuable insight into the impact that mental health conditions might have on capacity to work.
The course will help participants understand the ethical rights of workers who experience mental health conditions. This includes the right to freedom from stigma, stereotypes and assumptions, the recognition of changing needs and the right to self-determination.
Participants will become familiar with the legal requirements relating to mental health in the workplace including Work Health and Safety, Common Law, Anti-discrimination Laws, the Privacy Act, reasonable adjustment under the Disability Discrimination Act, performance issues and dismissal under the Fair Work Act.
- Learn the benefits of looking after workers’ mental health and ways to adjust the workplace for mental health needs
- Understand legal requirements and ethical rights relating to mental health in the workplace and of a person experiencing mental health concerns
- Understand proactive prevention of harm to mental health, such as wellness plans
- Distinguish between mental health conditions and performance issues, and how to respond to a performance issue that is related to mental health
- Discover the many benefits peer work bring to an organisation and the people they support
- Explore how to promote the use of lived experience in a way that respects peer workers and promotes their wellbeing
- Learn about the purpose of peer work and the principles that guide peer work practice
- Discuss ways of responding to possible challenges such as stigma in the workplace, stress associated with the peer work role and the response of other workers
- Consider a variety of professional development opportunities for peer workers and build skills in having sensitive conversations about worker mental health
Who is this for?
- Managers of peer workers and people with lived experience
- Team leaders
- HR Professionals
- People who support peer workers
Statement of Participation
A statement of participation will be granted to participants upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.
This course can be made available for individuals and organisations in both online or face-to-face formats. For future dates and more information, please enquire with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“This course improved my ability to provide a supportive, nurturing and motivating environment for peer workers and workers with lived experience. I learnt how to address and support my staff as well as educate other managers. I very much appreciated the conversations that emerged.”