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Having conversations around mental health can be tricky - even frightening for some. Leaders need be role models in their organisations and lead the way in creating more mentally healthy and psychologically safe workplaces.We bring you concrete strategies and inspiring ideas about how to confidently have those important -but tough - conversations.Do you know businesses are required by law to provide mental – or psychological – safety for their employees, as well as physical safety?Are you aware of the risk factors that can lead to mentally unhealthy work environments?Do you feel confident your team is working at their best and being fully productive at work?We're here to help businessmen and women with all this - and much more.Listen in to discover how you can build greater psychological safety in your workplace and reap the benefits of reduced business costs and increased employee productivity.You'll also have access to free resources to help you along the way while you learn lots of new ideas, techniques and approaches that will help YOU communicate with courage.psychologialsafetyworks.comsandi@sandigivens.com.aulinkedin.com/in/sandigivens/

Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Sandi Givens

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Having conversations around mental health can be tricky - even frightening for some. Leaders need be role models in their organisations and lead the way in creating more mentally healthy and psychologically safe workplaces.We bring you concrete strategies and inspiring ideas about how to confidently have those important -but tough - conversations.Do you know businesses are required by law to provide mental – or psychological – safety for their employees, as well as physical safety?Are you aware of the risk factors that can lead to mentally unhealthy work environments?Do you feel confident your team is working at their best and being fully productive at work?We're here to help businessmen and women with all this - and much more.Listen in to discover how you can build greater psychological safety in your workplace and reap the benefits of reduced business costs and increased employee productivity.You'll also have access to free resources to help you along the way while you learn lots of new ideas, techniques and approaches that will help YOU communicate with courage.psychologialsafetyworks.comsandi@sandigivens.com.aulinkedin.com/in/sandigivens/

    Discussing Depression with Melinda Schneider Part 2

    Discussing Depression with Melinda Schneider Part 2

    Melinda and Sandi chat about - 


    The need to reduce the stigma of mental health conditions in our society

    Symptoms of Depression

    How to notice when it might be time to see a health professional

    How COVID has enabled us to stop and gain perspective on our lives

    Melinda's new website - BeGentleOnYourself.com.au

    • 22 min
    Discussing Depression - with Melinda Schneider Part 1

    Discussing Depression - with Melinda Schneider Part 1

    In this Episode, I am thrilled to be speaking with Melinda Schneider,  who many  will know from her success as an award-winning singer-songwriter or her iconic theatre show (Doris Day: so much more than the girl next door). 

    Some may have seen her competing on the TV show, Dancing with the Stars, or even heard her keynote speeches to empower women across Australia. 

    Melinda caught my attention when I saw a newspaper article, in which he was mentioned as the new ambassador for the New South Wales Rural Adversity Mental Health Program. 

    Melinda and I enjoyed a long conversation, talking about depression, our inner critic, perfectionism and how we all tend to wear 'masks' in our lives to some degree or another.

    In fact, we talked for so long, I've divided our conversation into 4 seperate podcast episodes!

    Enjoy Part 1!

    • 20 min
    Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Episode 5: Why I've been absent ... and why I've come back

    Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Episode 5: Why I've been absent ... and why I've come back

    Sandi tells us why she's been absent ... and why she's come back.

    In this episode, you will hear:
    Sandi's personal experience of the impact of COVID-19 on her business and her life

    5 specific and very tangible actions you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing and maintain a healthy level of mental fitness

    What's coming up in Episode 6 - critical information for all leaders and employersIn case you haven't already received your complimentary copy of Sandi's Workplace Psychological Assessment tool, click here. You'll find the access button readily available on the Home Page.
    Or, contact Sandi directly at sandi@sandigivens.com.au and she will email a copy to you.


    Psychological Safety Works - useful links:


    Psychological Safety Works website - https://psychologicalsafetyworks.com.au/ 

    Psychological Safety Works Facebook page 

    Connect with Sandi on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandigivens/

    Email Sandi at sandi@psychologicalsafetyworks.com.au 

    • 15 min
    Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Special Episode 1: Managing your Mental Health during Self-Isolation - Coronavirus Pandemic

    Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Special Episode 1: Managing your Mental Health during Self-Isolation - Coronavirus Pandemic

    People are calling this ‘interesting times’, challenging times’ … even just downright weird times.
    All of that is true. The very fabric of our communities and societies is changing due to COVID-19. We are being asked to work from home, self-isolate, and practice social distancing.
    We need to deal with wide ranging disappointments – from cancelled concerts to embargos on travel. Our usual forms of entertainment and relaxation aren’t available to us.
    And most of all, the social circles and connections we normally rely upon to support, sustain and re-energise ourselves have shrunk.
    I’m Sandi Givens – Workplace Mental Health Specialist and passionate advocate of all of us looking after own mental – or psychological – well-being and simultaneously looking out for each other.
    So how do we do this during this period in our history?
    While social distancing and isolation is required to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it may also contribute to poor psychological or mental health. 
    And what exactly are the risks to our mental health we might face if we take no action?

    In this episode I share:


    The potential physical and emotional/mental impacts of loneliness that can be experienced as a result of self-isolation

    Research and examples that show when we come together as a community and look for ways of helping others, out mental well-being benefits

    Five specific, easy-to-implement ideas to get your creative juices flowing about how you can look after yourself - and look out for others during this new world we find ourselves in.
    Please - at any time - feel free to contact me directly at sandi@sandigivens.com.au


    Psychological Safety Works Useful Links

    sandi@ sandigivens.com.au

    Psychological Safety Works Website - https://psychologicalsafetyworks.com.au/home/

    Psychological Safety Works Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PsychologicalSafetyWorks/

    Sandi Givens on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandigivens/

    Sandi Givens on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SandiGivens

    • 16 min
    Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Episode 3

    Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Episode 3

    Sandi discusses her Workplace Psychological Assessment tool - freely available on her website, www.psychologicalsafetyworks.com 

    In this episode, you will hear ...


    The four categories of scenarios that can create a lack of psychological safety in your workplace

    Examples from Sandi's clients of how psychological safety in reduced when staff feel threatened in some way (not physical) in the workplace

    How you can get your FREE copy of the Workplace Psychological Assessment tool
    To download your complimentary copy of your Workplace Psychological Assessment tool, go to www.psychologicalsafetyworks.com
    You'll find the access button readily available on the Home page.

    Or, contact Sandi directly at sandi@sandigivens.com.au and she will email a copy to you.


    Psychological Safety Works Useful Links

    sandi@ sandigivens.com.au

    Psychological Safety Works Website - https://psychologicalsafetyworks.com.au/home/

    Sandi Givens on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandigivens/

    Sandi Givens on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SandiGivens

    • 20 min
    Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Episode 2

    Psychological Safety Works with Sandi Givens Episode 2

    In this episode, Sandi shares some startling information and statistics about the state of mental health in Australia - and the impact it is having on business.

    You will learn:

    The three distinct and compelling cases for businesses to treat psychological safety as a priority

    What ignoring mental health and psychological safety is costing Australian businesses nationally each year - and how these costs are broken down into absenteeism, presenteeism and compensation claims

    Exactly what the term 'presenteeism' means and how you can identify in your place of work

    An organisation's reputation, and ability to attract and retain top performers can be negatively impacted by lack of psychological safety

    The ROI businesses can expect from investing in mental health initiatives

    Legal requirements of all businesses in regard to psychological safety

    The relevant Laws and Acts you must comply with

    Researched and documented statistics about the prevalence of mental health conditions in workplaces and the national rate of suicide

    Some tangible and valuable actions you can take at your workplace TODAY that will vital first steps in assessing the psychological safety in YOUR workplace.


    The FREE ROI Tool you can use to calculate the expected ROI of investing in mental health initiatives for a business in your industry and of your size:

    https://www.headsup.org.au/healthy-workplaces/why-it-matters/return-on-investment-tool 

    Psychological Safety Works Useful Links

    sandi@ sandigivens.com.au

    Psychological Safety Works Website - https://psychologicalsafetyworks.com.au/home/

    Sandi Givens on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandigivens/

    Sandi Givens on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SandiGivens

    • 20 min

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