Paul has spent the majority of his 11-year career working alongside his father in the family business Di Marzio Research. During that time, he has been mentored and guided by his dad Kim while learning how to run a small business. He attended the last two AMSRS conferences which inspired him to submit a paper for 2018. Paul holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in Marketing obtained from La Trobe University and he also studied abroad at the University of Oregon. He is a full member of AMSRS and became a QPMR in 2014. He has served on various AMSRS committees including the editorial advisory committee for Research News and the Young Researchers Network. When he’s not managing research projects, Paul spends most of his time chasing around his two sons and tries to keep fit by running and playing basketball every week (he still dreams of playing in the NBA).
Co-Presenters: Nerida Joss
Around 45% of Australians will experience a mental health condition over their lifetime. Each year approximately one in five Australians report experiencing a mental health issue (ABS. National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being: summary of results 2007). Given that most Australians are employed at some point in their life, it is expected that every Australian worker will be directly or indirectly affected by mental illness in the workplace. The workplace provides an ideal setting to promote mental health and wellbeing. By promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, all Australian workers are supported to thrive at work, whether they are experiencing mental health issues or not. Encouraging positive mental health is good for both the employee and the organisation. But a key challenge is trying to evaluate, measure and track organisational performance in this space. Our presentation will focus on how this has been achieved using the Indicators of a Thriving Workplace survey. It will identify key indicators used to help assess the current state of the Australian workforce and compare these results with a profile description of what the best organisations across the country do to promote good workplace mental health and wellbeing.