SPEAK™ STANDS FOR

  • SIGNS: Signs an individual may be experiencing a mental health concern

  • PREPARE: How you prepare to SPEAK

  • ENVIRONMENT: Considering the environment, including time, timing and place

  • ARTICULATE: What you need to articulate

  • KNOW: What you need to know

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The SPEAK™ mental wellbeing program builds leader awareness of mental health concerns within their organization.

SPEAK provides leaders with training and individual support on initiating, engaging and managing critical conversations about mental health and wellbeing, whether among teams, or with individual staff.

SPEAK equips all leaders and staff with guidelines, strategies and resources for understanding, identifying, responding to and managing individual mental health concerns, and supporting mental wellbeing.

SPEAK provides guidance on developing best practice mental wellbeing initiatives. The program fosters a psychologically healthy and safe workplace and individual capacity to manage workplace pressures; thereby improving resilience and retention. Speaking about mental health concerns may assist with understanding what could be effecting someone’s behaviour or performance.

SPEAK™ may change someone’s life.

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SPEAK™ IS FOR LEADERS

SPEAK™ enhances an organization’s capacity to support the mental health of its most valuable resource: its staff. It equips leaders with the approaches, attitudes, tools, and techniques to enable earlier intervention and improved mental wellbeing management outcomes.

The audience for SPEAK is middle to senior organisational leaders who need the skills and knowledge to effectively support and manage the mental wellbeing of their staff. It is recommended SPEAK sessions be introduced by a senior leader, demonstrating organisational commitment and creating buy-in for the program and to mental health and wellbeing.

Each session is structured so that attendees participate with peers, facilitating trust and capacity for open conversations.

SPEAK™ TRAINING
PRESENTATIONS

A one and a half hour training presentation on the skills needed to SPEAK™ with your team increases awareness of mental health and provides guidance on developing best practice mental wellbeing initiatives.

COACHING SUPPORT
FOR MENTAL WELLBEING

One-on-one coaching for leaders, executives and managers from a senior executive coach to strategise how you SPEAK™ with your team and how to create a space for SPEAKing within the team

SPEAK™ DIGITAL
RESOURCES

A digital resource kit: information, tips, content and guidance to support leaders to embed SPEAKing in team culture.

EVALUATION
AND FEEDBACK

Evaluation and feedback helps ensure the program has achieved, or exceeded, expectations.

WHY YOU NEED TO SPEAK™

Creating resilience through mental health and wellbeing is key to a high performing culture. In the current climate of social isolation and increased work pressure, the SPEAK™ program is especially relevant.

The SPEAK™ program provides the knowledge and skills to proactively foster a psychologically healthy and safe workplace, developing individual capacity to manage workplace pressures and build resilience.

The benefits of SPEAK™ extend to the entire organization, enhancing the internal and external brand and supporting growth.

PARTICIPANT OUTCOMES

  • The skills to identify signs of mental health concerns in self and others

  • The skills to have conversations with staff experiencing mental health concerns

  • Guidance on referrals: where to refer staff for help

  • Access to a resource kit for keeping mental health and wellbeing alive in the organisation

WHAT IS UNIQUE
ABOUT SPEAK™

  • Provides skills and understandings that engage everyone in the organisation – not just leaders

  • Creates a shared positive culture of attention to mental health and wellbeing

  • Provides an actionable toolkit for minimising and managing psychological risk

  • Moves on from EAP outsourcing models, instead building resilient and positive cultures within the organisation

  • Transformative impacts on culture, performance and productivity as flow-on effects

WELLBEING IMPACTS ON THE BOTTOMLINE

Research (Harvard, 2010; PWC, 2014; WHO, 2019) has identified wellbeing in the workplace as positively effecting an organization’s bottomline.

The 2014 PWC report Creating a mentally healthy workplace: Return on investment Analysis Report demonstrated an RoI of 2.3x, with benefits in increased productivity and performance, decreased absenteeism and reduced compensation claims. It also found that 45% of Australians aged 15 to 85 experienced a mental health issues at some stage of their lives.

As a staggering $4.3 billion in lost productivity each year is due to undiagnosed depression, early intervention and adequate management in the workplace are vital; more so now than ever before given the impact of COVID-19 on mental health.

PROGRAM LEADS

Mina Candalepas
Mina CandalepasConsulting Psychologist
Glenn Ball
Glenn BallExecutive Central Director

OUR PARTNERSHIP STORY

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At Executive Central we have been aware of the positive impact of executive coaching on mental health and wellbeing for a long time. However, we see an increasing need among our client groups for training and development in this area: the need to equip organisational leaders with more powerful tools to lead on wellbeing, particularly in COVID-19 times.

So we are thrilled to partner with Mina Candalepas, Director of Gnorizo and founder of the SPEAK mental wellbeing program. Mina brings 25 years’ experience in consulting and 20 years clinical practice to the disciplines of psychology and leadership.

Mina carries with her the same ethos of care for clients that we hold dear in Executive Central.

LET’S CHAT

Send us an email using the form and one of our team will get back to you for a chat about the SPEAK Mental Wellbeing Program. There are no obligations, so feel free to reach out and ask how this program can benefit your organization.

Or call us on:

AU: 0417 272 139

Int: +61 4172 772 139