One in five New Zealand adults will experience mental illness this year.
Let’s start a conversation in the workplace, reduce the stigma, and support those that might be struggling.
The culture of shame and silence that surrounds mental health is costly on both a personal and professional level, representing the biggest economic burden of any health issue in the world.
With depression and anxiety the most common forms of mental illness and the outcomes that arise from unaddressed mental health issues, the biggest challenge for businesses remains making it okay for employees to come forward and get help. Hear from Mike King as he puts the spotlight on mental health, builds awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and empowers businesses to start this critical conversation.
Wednesday 24 October
10.30am - 12.00pm
The Chamber, 57 Kilmore Street
SPEAKER - MIKE KING
For years Mike King has been known up and down the country as Mike King ‘the Kiwi comedian’, but that role changed following his own experience with mental illness and the formation of The Nutters Club in 2009 a radio show that openly talked about depression positively, and with humour and integrity. Now on a mission to raise awareness of mental illness, Mike has spoken to companies the length and breadth of New Zealand sharing his personal journey and insights to reduce the stigma of Mental health and equip individuals to start the conversation.
Member $65.00 + GST
Non-Member $130.00 + GST
DID YOU KNOW?
- Just under 50 percent of New Zealanders will experience mental illness or addiction at some time in their lives, with one in five people affected every one year. (Source: Health Ministry.)
- About 40 percent of people off work nationwide are absent because of a mental health condition, including people on sickness benefits and income replacement insurance (Workwise).
- A recent study by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, found that simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace, including prevention and early identification of problems, should enable employers to save 30 per cent or more of these costs.