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Prioritising Well-being in Tech and Education

Join us for morning tea to discuss well being and mental health strategies for individuals and organisations.

Event Start: Thu 06 Jun 10:00 AM AEST
Event Finish: Thu 06 Jun 11:30 AM AEST

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Registration End Date: Wed 05 Jun 09:56 AM

<p><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Aptos,sans-serif;">Current research shows that both Tech workers and Education staff are experiencing high rates of burn out which can cause long term damage to individuals and work places.  One of the focus areas for the Tasmanian ACS branch is to encourage professionals in the Tech and Education sectors to manage their burnout and maintain their wellbeing.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Aptos,sans-serif;">Join us for a morning tea where we will hear from our speakers Dr Rebecca Chabot, local mental health and wellness advocate and Founder of <a href="" style="color: #467886; text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">Pure Wellness Tasmania</a> <span><span style="color: black;"><span>and Mathew Richman, Director of Wellbeing Support at the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Tahoma,sans-serif;"><span style="color: black;"><span><span><span>Dr Chabot will explore several practical </span></span></span><span>strategies and techniques that will improve both physical and mental wellness to reduce stress levels and improve resilience so participants become healthier, calmer and more focused both at home and in the workplace.</span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Aptos,sans-serif;"><span><span style="color: black;"><span>Mathew Richman will speak about the work that the </span></span></span>Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management’s Wellbeing Support Directorate<span><span style="color: black;"><span> does and what good policy looks like in a large organisation that experiences extreme stress amongst it`s 9200 employees. </span></span></span></span></span></span><br> </p>

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Mathew Richman

Mathew Richman

Matthew is the Director of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management’s Wellbeing Support Directorate. Wellbeing Support provides services to the 9,200+ staff and volunteers of all the emergency services in Tasmania.  He has built a team and an expanded program that emphasises both preventive and responsive practices.   Matthew led the Tasmanian Emergency Services Critical Incident Stress Management response to the Port Arthur Incident and, in his current role, the response to the Hillcrest Primary School tragedy.  In May 2022, and following the success of Wellbeing Support’s person centric approach, responsibility for workers compensation management was transferred to Wellbeing Support.
Matthew is a former Director of Strategic Services at the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency.  He was involved in the creation of the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, and has extensive experience as a police officer.

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Dr Rebecca Chabot

Dr Rebecca Chabot

With over 25 years in the field of wellness and a PhD in science, Dr Rebecca Chabot provides a scientific approach to restoring balance to the mind, body, and emotions through wellness, first for the individual and subsequently for the community as a whole. She will help your teams strengthen connections, re-build confidence, adjust mindset and improve overall wellness for a more harmonious, efficient and stress-free life.

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59 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000,Hobart,TAS,Australia

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  • Drysdale House
    59 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000
    Hobart TAS 7000
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  • Event Start:
    Thu 06 Jun 10:00 AM AEST

    Event Finish:
    Thu 06 Jun 11:30 AM AEST
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