School Leader Forum: (TUT) Mental Health and Performance for Leaders - Peta Slocombe

29 places available

Start:  Friday 24 November 2017 - 9.00am

Finish: Friday 24 November 2017 - 3.00pm

Location : Cottesloe Golf Club, Alfred Road, Swanbourne


Mental Health and Performance for Leaders

SSTUWA continues the theme of supporting school leaders to build collaborative school communities for the final School Leaders’ Forum for 2017.

During this forum you will work with Peta Slocombe to focus on keeping yourself, as a school leader, mentally fit as well as how to keep your staff strong and mentally healthy. This forum will provide all school leaders with more advanced skills to create a supportive work environment that promotes good mental health for all.

All leaders are welcome and it is not a pre-requisite that you have attended previous forums.

Forum Outline:

  • Recognise - early identification of mental health issues – what does the leader need to look for?
  • Approach - how to approach staff with such issues.
  • Plan - tools and strategies that a leader can use to assist staff.
  • Team involvement - communicating with other team members to encourage constructive involvement, as appropriate.
  • Action plans for disclosed vs non-disclosed mental health issues
  • How to handle Crisis Situations.
  • Actively promoting workplace wellbeing within the work team/group.
  • Developing policy to support a mentally healthy workplace


$ 100 : Members
$ 200 : Non-Members

Includes morning tea and lunch

Facilitator: Peta Slocombe (M.Psych)

Peta is the Managing Director and founder of Vital Conversations - her current work includes consultancy on leadership development, personality and leadership profiling, coaching, supervision, workplace mental health and clinical work. Peta is a sought after key note and conference speaker and is a provider of practical, professional and inspiring training programs based on cutting-edge best practice. With a passion for conversations that help to create change, Peta studied the behaviours of individuals, high performing teams and leaders in organisations for many years looking for patterns of conversation that created change. Her publication of The Vibrant Workplace(TM) Approach has been described as a unique and “profoundly overdue” approach to resolving challenges.

Nominated Audience

Principals/Deputies/HODS/Program Coordinators

Trade union training leave

Members in schools and TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).

To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to DoE/principal four weeks prior to the event.
  • Provide DoE/principal with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

This leave provision covers teacher relief for members attending SSTUWA TUT courses.

For school administration
When processing TUT leave applications:

Indicate the leave is “Miscellaneous Paid Leave” when completing an application for leave form.

“Trade Union Training - project code 1471” should be written under leave type.