Creating a Mentally Safe Workplace Conference

Friday 17 November 2023

Creating a mentally safe workplace   

Many factors and aspects of work influence your mental and/or emotional wellbeing. They have the potential for causing psychological harm if not managed correctly. 

A mentally healthy workplace is achievable for all health and aged care workplaces, but requires a genuine, continuous commitment across all levels of the workplace. 

Employers and workplaces are required to actively maintain the health and wellbeing of nurses, midwives and carers as well as support the recovery of staff with mental health problems.

Developing a mentally healthy workplace requires an understanding of the key issues of job design, team and organisational factors, combined with individual and personal factors. 

The nature of the work and healthcare environment can place unique pressure on the mental health of those in the workplace, with risks including:

  • heavy workload (including overtime) that impacts work-life balance
  • fast-paced work
  • prolonged and repeated exposure to trauma
  • exposure to occupational violence and aggression
  • poor workplace relationships
  • organisational culture, where caring for others is prioritised above caring for the carers
  • poor communication or lack of appropriate work support systems 

Work performance and quality of clinical care is highest when staff report high levels of psychological well-being and job satisfaction. 

This conference will help you to identify factors in the workplace that may have the potential for psychological harm and understand what steps can be taken to ensure that your employer is proactively addressing these risks and providing a safe work environment. Workplace mental health needs to be a long-term strategy, well beyond simply putting a policy in place to providing a series of targeted actions that promote mental health.

The ANMF (Vic Branch) Creating a Mentally Safe Workplace Conference is a full day event held in Melbourne on Friday 17 November 2023

The conference is aimed at all levels of nursing, midwifery, carers and other health professionals, the Creating a Mentally Safe Workplace Conference attracts six hours CPD required for registration renewal.

CPD: 6 hours 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to come along and connect with other nurses, midwives and carers. Register now!

The purpose of the conference is to explore these important issues from different approaches. While we will discuss prevention and strategies for dealing with these issues please note that individual grievances related to workplaces cannot be resolved at this conference.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

We could not run our events without the support of our conference sponsors and thank them for their involvement:

Gold sponsor - HESTA

Silver sponsor - Aware Super

Bronze sponsor - Nurses Midwives Health


Refund policy:

By registering for this conference, you are agreeing to the ANMF (Vic Branch) refund policy:

(a) 10% administrative fee levied on all participants who cancel

(b) 14 days or more notification - full refund (i.e. 90%)

(c) seven days or more notification - 70% refund

(d) less than seven days notification - 25% refund


Yes, this conference is catered. Please ensure you list your dietary requirement/s on your registration form so we can endeavour as much as reasonably practicable to cater for the requirement.

Getting to the venue:

Public transport use is encouraged to attend this event. Melbourne Central and Flagstaff railway stations are a short walk or tram ride to 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Tram Routes 19, 57 and 59 travels along Elizabeth Street and the trams all stop outside Queen Victoria Market.

Limited parking exists near the venue. There is two hour paid street parking located on Elizabeth Street and at the rear of the venue on O’Connell Street.

Additional secure paid all-day parking located can be at the Queen Victoria Market. This car park is open seven days a week, between 5am - 7pm, and is accessible via Franklin or Queen Streets. Rates for parking can be found here. Please note this event takes place on a market day

Questions? Contact the ANMF (Vic Branch) Events department via

ANMF (Vic Branch) location map of 535 Elizabeth Street