20 April, 2021
Before 2020 hit us with a curve ball, workplace mental health was already a significant issue for WA local governments. COVID-19 and the challenges of 2020 have compounded existing issues and the topics of mental health, stress management, and resilience are more pressing than ever for local government leaders, people, and risk managers.
This special event was curated by LGIS to address issues currently faced by local governments, recognising that safe supportive workplaces don’t just happen – they are created with intent
We were joined by more than 90 local government workers from across the state. Over the day, experts explored:
The new Work, Health and Safety Act WA (2020) (WHS) changed the definition of a worker to now include volunteers. LGIS members have been seeking clarity on how they can meet their obligations, and what types of protections are included with LGIS membership.