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Emotionally challenging work - Managing the risk webinar

Mental Health Week

Emotionally challenging situations are part of many jobs across all industries, from the emergency services to dealing with customer complaints, exposure to distressing material and dealing with strong emotions at work.

This webinar has experts on managing the risks associated with roles that involve emotionally challenging work discussing strategies to keep workers psychologically healthy and safe:

  • Rob Heaslip, beyondblue
  • Todd Wehr, Queensland Ambulance Service.

Speaker profiles

Rob Heaslip
Engagement Manager, beyondblue Police and Emergency Services Program

Rob Heaslip

Rob is responsible for leading stakeholder engagement activities with the beyondblue Police and Emergency Services (PES) Program, with a focus on building relationships with employers to create mentally healthy workplaces. The program aims to promote positive mental health of police and emergency services personnel across Australia and reduce their risk of suicide through collaboration between agencies, unions, peak bodies and government departments using state-based strategies.

Prior to this Rob spent over 20 years in various operational and management positions with Ambulance Victoria.

Todd Wehr
Executive Manager, Queensland Ambulance Service Staff Support Services, known as ‘Priority One

Todd Wehr

Todd manages the employee assistance program for Queensland Ambulance personnel working in the acute pre-hospital care environment, providing dedicated trauma counselling, mental health education and a peer support program. He manages and supervises approximately 180 peer support officers and 65 internal and external psychologists and counsellors.

He is also a sessional lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology on the topics of stress, critical incident stress, disaster management, suicide, resilience and self-care.

Webinar details



Date 12 October 2017
Time 11.00am - 12.00pm
Cost Free

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Last updated
07 September 2017