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    The Collaborative Partnership for Workplace Health and Wellbeing in South Australia invites everyone who has a role in workplace health and wellbeing to an upcoming Community of Practice event. Hosted by Preventive Health SA, this event can be attended in person or online.

    The Community of Practice event aims to facilitate discussion about workplace health and wellbeing and support practice through learning from others in the field.

    Join us to hear from guest speakers, share ideas, solve problems and explore best practices. 

    The morning event will include:

    • a spotlight topic on psychosocial obligations and work demands presented by Mardi Webber from ReturnToWorkSA and Paul Findlay from SafeWorkSA.
    • presentations from the program delivery partners in the Office for Small and Family Business.
    • a presentation on diabetes in the workplace presented by Maddie Freeman from Diabetes SA.
    • a case study presentation from South Australian Council on Intellectual Disabilities (SACID) on workplace health and wellbeing strategies presented by Felicity Crowther, Lola Williams & Thomas Doherty.
    • facilitated interactive discussions for shared learning.
    • opportunities to connect with other people responsible for workplace health and wellbeing.


    • Mardi commenced her career in the hospital sector as a nurse and midwife. From the clinical perspective of health care, she pursued her interest in the prevention of injury and disease, and has worked in the work health safety and injury management field for the last 30 years. Her passion is in the area of workplace mental health, and as a Registered Psychologist, Mardi’s current role at ReturnToWorkSA is called Mentally Healthy Workplaces Consultant. In this role, Mardi provides free assistance and support to workplaces and industries in South Australia to help them to take action to establish thriving workplaces.

    • Paul Findlay has worked in the Education Team at SafeWork SA for almost 7 years and his role entails assisting businesses across the State with their safety journey. He also works as a Wellbeing Advisor with the Healthy Workplaces Service. In both roles, Paul engages with businesses to help them improve their safety and/or wellbeing. He previously worked as a WHS Consultant in the private sector, specialising in implementing safety systems in small businesses. Paul has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and prior to working as a consultant, worked in engineering management roles at many of SA’s largest businesses.

    • Maddie is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Credentialled Diabetes Educator. She oversees a team of health professionals to provide education and support services to people living with and at risk of diabetes, and their support network. The team provides a range of education programs to support people to live well with diabetes, including supporting employers and employees to manage diabetes in the workplace. The team also provides education on risk factors, diabetes screening and sustainable, healthy lifestyle changes for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Today she will provide an overview of diabetes risk factors, prevention and management strategies and services available to support healthy workplaces.

    • SACID is a state-wide not for profit organisation founded to work towards achieving a South Australian community in which people with intellectual disability are involved and accepted as equal participating members. This is achieved through consultation with stakeholders, advocating for an inclusive community, promoting the rights of people with intellectual disability and delivering capacity building activities for people with intellectual disability and their families. SACID offer a newly established Redress Support Service to support people with intellectual disability to apply for redress through the National Redress Scheme. SACID work with professionals and organisations to improve awareness of intellectual disability and inclusive practice.


    • IN PERSON: For those attending in person at Business SA arrive at 8.45 am for registration. A light morning tea will be provided.
    • VIRTUAL: For those attending virtually, a login link will be sent before the event.

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