Event Details

Wednesday, 26 August, 2020 - 14:30 to 15:30
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


Zoom Webinar


AIHS Members: Complimentary

Non Members: Complimentary


Event Organising Body: 
Brave Heart
Event Organiser: 
(03) 8336 1995



Anxiety and depression are having a significant impact on each of us, on our work, in our workplaces and across communities. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately 80 percent of suicides in 2017 mentioned contributing factors. Mood disorders including depression accounted for more than half of the self-harm deaths. Reducing the incidence of anxiety and depression, and suicide rates especially in trade-based and white-collar industries should rely on a more upstream, preventative approach.

The ability to help people get their thinking right from the outset is fundamental in expanding people’s ability to cope and empowering people to stay well, while they are well!  Creating awareness of the key underlying secondary psychosocial triggers which can contribute to an individual’s struggles in life and providing programs and resources can provide better outcomes. We think we can help keep people "healthy".

Learning Outcomes

David Broadhurst, an expert in worker engagement, believes in equipping people for life not just for work:

  • Prevention will assist people stay well while they are well: and therefore
  • Help reduces the psychosocial risks in the workplace, e.g learning institutions and communities

This program delivered virtually or F2F by the Braveheart charity uses six key secondary psychosocial triggers and explores the urgency to educate people about healthy stress and social and emotional stress factors. It takes a look at Maslow Hierarchy of Needs – basic requirements that give people a sense of security and belonging. These factors should not be considered separately, because, based on research, they tend to be inextricably linked.

A proactive approach to psychosocial risk requires a holistic solution that equips and empowers people to increase their capacity to handle stress and stop anxiety and depression in its tracks. Our approach also provides solutions that align with at least two of the psychosocial issues identified in the SWA national guidance material. SWA notes contribute to the risk of POOR SUPPORT (Emotional) and POOR WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS (Communication and conflict management), both of which are even more important in these extraordinary times of pandemic. 

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 26 August 2020
Time: 14:30pm - 15:30pm (AEST)
Format: Zoom Webinar
* Please note login details will be provided 2-3 days prior to the event

Your Speaker
David Broadhurst, Co-founder & CEO, Codesafe

David co-founded CodeSafe Solutions in 2011 to transform how critical information is communicated to remote workers. With a background in the construction industry managing the installation of pipelines all over Australia, David developed CodeSafe’s award-winning Experiential Learning Process to improve worker engagement and reduce risk in the workplace.

His commitment to reform the educational and VET sector, led him to pioneer on-site mentoring and coaching workshops to influence workplace behaviour, develop inspirational leaders and increase productivity. As a recognised expert on worker engagement, David contributes to thought leadership panels, including RMIT’s Industry Advisory Groups, and presents to conferences and seminars on issues of safety and knowledge retention.

Outside of CodeSafe, David likes to keep fit through running and other outdoor pursuits. Originally from England he came to Australia to contest the Victorian professional athletics circuit, where he competed successfully for a number of years in metropolitan and regional centres.

Carolyn Davis, Consultant for Australian Chambers of Commerce and Industry 
Carolyn Davis is an independent consultant and a former director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). Before joining ACCI, Carolyn was a senior manager in various organisations and a consultant on occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation matters.  Carolyn has also lectured in occupational health and safety at RMIT.  She is a former Member of Safe Work Australia and independent member of Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Science (Hons), a Diploma in Education, a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Hygiene and is a member of Resolution Institute (alternative dispute resolution).