Cover image for lecture: What is a 'Healthy' Workplace?

Lecture Overview

Is it healthy to refer to your workplace as a family? What seems like an inclusive way to express how close you are with your colleagues, using the term 'family' in relation to work can often lead to violation of professional boundaries, career progression disappointments and disadvantages, and a tendency to 'marry the job'. This session will look at promoting healthier professional boundaries in your workplace


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Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a proud and vocal advocate of comprehensive health care with a passion for mental health nursing. Although initially starting her career in general nursing, working across the aged care sector, cardiac, medical, and later emergency departments, Amanda's desire to improve quality outcomes for those suffering with mental distress navigated her career towards mental health nursing and education. For the last 7 years, along with being a clinical practitioner in the mental health care arena, Amanda has additionally been privileged to work alongside some truly amazing academics as a sessional tutor teaching in tertiary institutions in Queensland for undergraduate nursing and paramedic degree students. Amanda's experience spans all facets of mental health nursing from acute triage and assessment, to emergency and special service co-response teams, to high dependency and case management. She is passionate about consumers receiving quality service from first contact throughout their entire mental health journey. She believes the fundamental issue for all consumers is the barriers of stigma and discrimination, which often prevents people from making that initial contact and receiving both accurate physical and mental health assessment. It is Amanda's ongoing intention to address these barriers through drawing on her own journey and experience, as well as through clinical practice, education, and ongoing professional development.




89 Total Rating(s)

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Susana Ave
21 May 2019

Good relationships with staff will create healthy well being and more functional in rendering care towards patients and providing support to collegues that minimise the cost and time at workforce.

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Zoe Carter
21 May 2019

This resource is an excellent piece of learning and is very informative.

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narelle windle
21 May 2019

A very good talk on promoting good mental and physical health, and apply this at work by working as a team and supporting each other

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Wendy Ford
21 May 2019

Well presented and good for reflection and awareness as often in the past was not well managed

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Judy Berry
21 May 2019

I found this resource a little distracting in a classroom setting. The resource was however, quite useful and very informative.

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Brandon Nguyen
20 May 2019

A good eye opener about how to reduce stress in the work place and promote better self care

20 May 2019

Good resource to think about my self

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Jennifer Ireland
20 May 2019

Really good resource. Always important to refresh on cultural expectations of our staff (and of course ourselves).

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Patumarin Ennis
20 May 2019

I love this presentation is excellent and clear , easy to understand. I learned to know my boundaries . Learn how to say”no” from you . Not to donate my time. Thank you Amanda.

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Danielle Wohling
20 May 2019

It is a great lecture and it makes you think about your own mental health.