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Resilience and Mental Wellness: how you and your staff can thrive (ITP national roadshow)

27 November 2018: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Long Room 2, Wintec House
Wintec City Campus
Cnr Anglesea & Nisbet Streets

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The tech sector is renowned for high-stress and fast pace. But is this taking a toll on our mental health and how do we protect our teams - and ourselves - while still getting the job done?

In this presentation you and your team will:

  • Learn the difference between mental health, mental illness and stress
  • Understand why wellbeing and mental health in the workplace is important
  • Identify signs of stress and overwhelm using the cognitive behavioural model of stress
  • Recognise the importance of recovery for wellbeing, mental health and performance, and
  • Discuss how to practically implement some of these strategies

Resilience and mental health aren't just jargon - they're key to both a safe work environment and performing at your best. Ignore them at your peril.

Mental wellness in the workplace expert Dr Karen Jones will outline how to protect you and your team's mental health and build resilience. As well as real-world stories, Karen's talk will include practical solutions, best practice guidelines and strategies for creating a safe workplace.

ITP is funding these sessions with a clinical psychologist to promote resilience and mental wellness in the tech sector. Bring your team. This talk is absolutely not to be missed.

Includes a light lunch.


  • 12:00pm: Light lunch and networking
  • 12:30pm: Presentation begins
  • 1:30pm: Event concludes

The Speaker: Dr Karen Jones

Dr Karen Jones is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with Umbrella, one of NZ's leading corporate wellbeing consultancies.

Karen enjoys translating psychological knowledge about wellbeing and high performance into practical tools and strategies, and is skilled at developing insights from her personal experience into meaningful learning experiences for her clients.

From both her career experience and her psychological expertise, Karen advocates the importance of life balance and prioritising health and wellness alongside career success. In her 1:1 work, she has a particular interest in assisting people with developing personal strengths and weaving these into career goals.

Another specific area expertise for Karen is the application and practice of mindfulness as a resilience tool, especially in the workplace. Karen has completed an International Mindfulness Teacher Training programme, and uses these teaching skills to help her clients develop their own personal mindfulness practice.

ITP would like to kindly thank Wintec for hosting this event.


Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

ITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

All ITP Financial MembersFREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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