Mental Health Speaker for Business

Dr Amanda, Mental Health Speaker for Business. Workplace stress resilience and mental health training matters. Even for a small business with ten employees, stress can add up to more than more than a month in lost productivity.

One in five Australian employees report they have taken time off work due to feeling mentally unwell – stressed, anxious, depressed or mentally unhealthy in the past 12 months. A mentally healthy workplace, increases engagement and productivity, reduces absenteeism and lowers stress.

Recognising signs of work-related stress as early as possible has a transformative effect on mental health outcomes. Early identification isn’t merely a proactive step; it serves as a cornerstone for establishing a culture of mental wellbeing in any workplace.

How can businesses respond to the challenges of stress and burnout in a way that boosts wellbeing and collaboration through neuroinclusion? Do neurodivergent workers experience mental health differently? Do they need different supports? We created a range of training workshops, eLearning programs and presentations for workplaces to help answer these questions.

Mental wellbeing programs are one of the simplest ways to start the converstation around neurodiversity. Effective mental wellbeing programs recognising that every person, whether neurotypical or neurodiverse needs individual support. Trans-diagnostic programs that can be readily adapted to meet the unique needs of both employees and a workplace are crucial.

Preventative Mental Health Programs for Business

Why is Early Identification so Critical?

When stressors are identified promptly, a range of evidence-based interventions can be mobilised in the workplace. These may include stress management training, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, or even simple workload adjustments. The sooner these interventions are put in place, the more likely it is that the strategy will prevent a mental health condition from arising, or prevent an existing condition from getting worse. Let’s look at some examples:

Employee Burnout: We know that nearly half of Australian staff report experiencing burnout. Where stress tends to bring feelings of urgency and increased anxiety, burnout tends to bring feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Knowing how to spot the early signs of burnout means being aware of red flags such as increased irritability, emotional dysregulation, frequent absence, or diminished productivity. Early identification can allow for immediate action, such as redistributing workload, offering time off, or stress management training. Without early intervention the risk for the employee and the business is full-blown burnout.

Anxiety Disorders: If an employee begins showing signs of work-related anxiety- excessive worry about deadlines or perfectionism that gets in the way of productivity, for instance – early intervention can include sessions focused on cognitive behavioural techniques or mindfulness practices to manage and reduce the symptoms.

ADHD Challenges: Employees with ADHD neurotypes may experience work-related stress differently, often manifesting as restlessness or a reduced ability to focus. Early identification can lead to suitable accommodations, such as flexible working arrangements, movement accommodations, body doubling, or the use of technology to support them effectively.

Interpersonal Conflicts: Spotting stress-related interpersonal conflicts early can lead to mediation, team-building exercises, or communication training. These can resolve issues before they escalate, reducing the potential impact on team morale and individual mental health.

In an organisational culture that signals mental health is a priority, employees feel valued and supported. This leads to increased loyalty, higher engagement, and improved productivity, which helps the entire organisation. Understanding that neuro-divergent employees engage differently with the workplace and process information differently is one part of building a mentally healthy workplace. Addressing mental wellbeing by fostering open dialogue about every individual’s needs for good mental health is important.

Mental Wellbing Legal and Ethical Cornerstones: More than Just Compliance

It’s mandated that workplaces must actively work on preventing or removing the risks to both physical and psychological safety. Workplace safety is just the starting point. Employers have an ethical and legal duty to prevent discrimination based on mental health conditions, and to uphold stringent privacy standards around mental health information.

These responsibilities are not statutory obligations to tick off a list; but ethical benchmarks and community standards that organisations should strive to meet.

Our workshops are purposefully designed to align your workplace with legal and ethical standards. We offer strategic insights and practical, actionable solutions to help. These include:

  1. Early Identification of Stressors: Train your team to support each other and recognise early signs of work-related stress, enabling prompt intervention.
  2. Legal Compliance: Our workshops equip you with tools to fulfill your legal obligations, both in terms of workplace safety and in avoiding discrimination.
  3. Ethical Decision-Making: Foster a culture of empathy and awareness, rooted in evidence based thinking.

We understand that navigating the complex landscape of legal, ethical, and psychological responsibilities can be overwhelming. Our workshops supply a compass, pointing the way toward a culture of mental wellbeing tailored to your organisation’s unique needs and culture.

Investing into mental health gives your business both a competitive edge – and a reputation for being an employer of choice – and with growing awareness of the requirement to support neurodiversity, it’s never been more important.

Our Wellbeing Workshops are designed to give your team the immediate, practical skills they need, as managers or as individuals.

Dr Amanda Mullin Psychologist


Speaker for Organisations, Schools, Pre-Schools & Community Groups

Join Dr Amanda, the Founder and Director of  Mindworx Psychology, an award winning practice in Northwest Sydney. One of Sydney’s leading wellness coaches and mental health speakers, Dr Amanda is warm, and authentic, able to engage a range of audiences across businesses, schools, pre-schools and community groups. Her talks and workshops range across employee wellbeing to understanding ADHD and neurodiversity.

A Doctor of Clinical Psychology, and a cancer survivor, Amanda has a deep interest in and passion for empowering others to thrive, and to cope with the challenges of life. Think Differently is designed to help individuals discover new ways of thinking to cope better with stress at home and at work. To teach practical strategies that allow for more flexible and creative thinking. The type of thinking that improves relationships, increases effectiveness, reduces stress and promotes wellbeing.

Passionate about delivering change, Amanda is generous with her toolkit for a happier, more satisfying life.  Her special interest areas of ADHD, burnout, trauma and neurodiversity share a focus on emotional intelligence – diving into the skills and challenges of emotional regulation and executive functioning.  Underpinned by science based strategies for success and psychological wellbeing, get ready to beat burnout, manage ADHD, banish stress, and improve productivity at your school or workplace.

Contact Dr Amanda today to discuss your next event and make a booking.

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