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Two Way Impact – Part 1: Addiction & The Work Place.

Feedback from event organisers Brisbane Business Hub: '100% of the feedback we received said the session was 'extremely valuable'!

Participant feedback: "The talk I attended by Angelique from Instrumental Yoga was well planned, informative, and beautifully delivered", and " 'I love what you do!".

Our personal and professional lives directly influence each other in both helpful and harmful ways. Addiction can increase work stress, and work stress can fuel addiction, rippling into negative consequences for ourselves, families, and the health and justice systems. As the next generation steps into the workforce, all levels of business can constructively explore their own culture of consumption on and off the clock.

This free workshop event will cover:

  • The cycle of addiction – substance and behavioral.
  • The impact on individuals, staff, customers, stakeholders, community, and economy.
  • Lived experience insight from a former addict – Short and long-term treatment options and the barriers to accessing help.
  • Supporting a person with addiction before, during, and in ongoing recovery – Communication and compassion.
  • Sober celebrations and events – The joys and challenges within your workplace and industry for booze-free events.
  • Help and resources – Create meaningful change.

Two Way Impact – Part 2: Mental Health & The Work Place

What would it be like for you to examine your workplace for psychological safety? Would you like what you see? In part 2 of Two Way Impact, we explore the helpful and harmful ways the work environment affects people struggling with mental illness.

Australian statistics show that an average of 9 people every day die by suicide, plus it is estimated 65,000 suicide attempts are made per year. To quote Lifeline, “behind every number is a human life”.

This free workshop event aims to go beyond a general awareness of mental illness in the workplace by drawing on the lived experience perspective, including:

  • Mental illness – A brief outline of the bio/psycho/social approach.
  • Covert discrimination or accidental ignorance – Water cooler wars.
  • Lived experience insight – Supporting staff before, during, and after a mental health hospital admission.
  • Medication and side effects – The changing mind and body.
  • Communication and compassion – Skilful speech and healthy boundaries.
  • Lifestyle interventions – Actively improving workforce mental health.
  • Help and resources – Create meaningful change.