31 International Conference

30-31 October 2023

General Information

Conference dates: 30-31 October 2023

Conference Venue

Sydney Hilton Hotel | 488 George Street, Sydney

Registration Fees

EARLY BIRD registration to be paid on or before 30 September 2023

EARLYBIRD: BEFORE 30 September 2023 AFTER 30 September 2023
EAPAA Member Fees
Full Registration $1195 $1295
Thursday Registration $625 $660
Friday Registration $625 $660
Non-Member Fees
Full Registration $1295 $1395
Thursday Registration $660 $695
Friday Registration $660 $695

Register online at https://margaretreid.eventsair.com/31st-eapaa-international-conference/registration

Conference Dinner

Monday 30 October 2023 | $130 pp

Reception 6.00 – 7.00pm | The Wilmot Bar, Luke’s Kitchen, Kimpton Margot Sydney

Dinner 7.00 – 9.00pm | Luke’s Kitchen, Kimpton Margot Sydney, 339 Pitt St, Sydney


Sydney Hilton Hotel – Book accommodation directly using link below

  • The Hilton Hotel is offering delegates 10% off online rates – use Code GDYN10
  • Credit card required to guarantee the booking + payment on arrival
  • Cancellation up to 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Bookings can also be made via phone 1300 455 866 – use Code GDYN10

Meriton Suites Pitt Street – Book hotel via registration form

  • 329 Pitt Street, Sydney – one block from Sydney Hilton

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Preliminary conference program

Preliminary Program - Monday 30 October 2023

Using virtual reality to identify and rectify deficits in decision-making in stressed workers
Dr Brad Wright | Associate Professor, School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe University

Rethinking workplace mental health and wellbeing in the future of work
Dr Sharon Ponniah | Partner, Health Practice, PwC, National Mental Health Lead

Emerging themes for First Nations employees in the workplace
Jenni Walke | Managing Director, Elephant in the Room Consulting

Care for Mob: What do you need?
Jai Ingram | Employee Engagement Manager, Indigenous Affairs, Rio Tinto

Can mental health screening increase help-seeking for first responders?
Dr Aimee Gayed | Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Workplace Mental Health, Black Dog Institute

The role of the EAP provider in managing psychosocial risk
Tatjana Jokic | Principal Consultant and Managing Director, JK Corporation Resources

PANEL DISCUSSION: Challenges and opportunities in the Employee Assistance field
Celia Adamski | Customer Care Director, Assure Programs
Julie Cressey | General Manager, Benestar (NZ)
Kim Hamrosi | CEO, Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia
Marcela Slepica | Manager of Clinical Services, Access Programs

Preliminary Program - Tuesday 31 October 2023

Raising the bar on safety and quality in mental health services
Margaret Banks | Director, National Standards Program Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Lifestyle psychiatry and its place in supporting a mentally healthy workforce
Riley Bartholomew | Exercise Psychologist, Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation

Putting people first: Organisational recovery in the aftermath of natural disasters
Gerard Hoffman | Counsellor, Registered Social Worker, Organisational Wellbeing Consultant Benestar Group, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Understanding and facilitating best practice within peer support programs
Dr Ellie Lawrence-Wood | Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Young people and mental health in the workplace
Karen Fletcher | National Clinical Manager for Vocational Services, headspace

Zoe Walsh | Clinical Coordinator, Vocational Services, headspace

The emergence of neurodiversity & supporting neurodivergent employees in the workplace
Nicole Done | Chief Inclusion & Wellbeing Officer, Xceptional

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PD Points

Members are reminded that the Australian Psychological Society (APS) previously endorsed all conference professional papers for credit towards ongoing professional development and PD points for ongoing registration. APS no longer provides specific endorsement but we are assured that our high quality papers will once again meet this standard.

Conference Organisers

Margaret Reid Pty Limited (ABN 39 566 141 406)
2 / 88 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067 Australia
P: 612 9882 2688 | E: eapaa.info@gmail.com
W: eapaa.org.au


Chief Executive Officer, EAPAA
2/88 Victoria ave Chatswood 2067


Phone: 61 (0)2-9882-2688