• Ben Drysdale

Interactive Workplace Training Showcase


While mental health conditions present substantial costs to organisations, effective action to create a mentally healthy workplace can provide a return on investment (ROI) of 2.3, or $2.30 for very $1 spent! - (Creating a mentally healthy workplace, ROI analysis, PwC, 2014)

  • Benefits typically include improved productivity and lower numbers of compensation claims.

  • The single most critical success factor is employee participation in interventions delivered to teams or groups

When: Wed 4 October 2017 2-3:30

Cost: Free

Where:

Service One Social Enterprise Hub, Building 1 (Ground level – Hub) University of Canberra, Map below

RSVP: Register your attendance via Eventbrite

Rebus Theatre is a Canberra-based social enterprise that provides experiential workplace training to help organisations understand the benefits of a diverse and mentally healthy workplace, and the impacts of stigma on individuals and workplace productivity.

Following our participation in 2017 inaugural Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator, we are looking to scale-up and expand visibility of our service offerings across the Canberra region.

Our theatre company is comprised of people with and without disabilities. Drawing on the lived experiences of our members we have developed our training to cover recruitment, retention, mental health, disability and workplace cultural change.

Our training uses Forum Theatre, a tool for exploring and practising changes in individual behaviour to create respectful and equitable workplace culture. Its participatory approach highlights various possible interventions (what could be done differently), and the fact that without intervention nothing changes. This process enables people to interact with our actors to practice real-life skills that support inclusive participation in the workplace for people living with mental health and other disabilities in a respectful, entertaining and non-threatening environment.


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