Press Release: Get a taste of the good life at work at Perth Zoo on November 17th

National Psychology Week started on November 11th and will draw to a close on Saturday the 17th. If you are in Perth on Saturday and interested in taking away a positive message about the way psychology can be used to improve your health, well-being and performance in the workplace, then a National Psychology Week event being held at Perth Zoo might just be what the doctor ordered.

Thinking well and being well at work does not have to be complicated. The practical tips offered at this session are accessible as well as being quick and easy to learn. Pauline Willis, Australian Organisational Psychologist currently based in Oxford in the UK is in Perth for this event and said “Attending an event like this can provide both inspiration and motivation to put in place some key changes that will have a lasting impact on your health and well-being”. This event will take place at Perth Zoo, Perth’s Oasis in the city to provide a relaxed weekend feel to the learning environment and could be a great way to set your weekend on a more positive footing.

“Focusing on the needs of teams is important and there is much that Organisational Psychologists can offer to companies willing to tackle the issues of mental health, well-being and performance” said Willis. “There is also much that individuals can do to improve life at work for themselves and others without waiting for organisations to put in place new policies, practices and procedures”

“The mind and body are linked. Both physical and mental factors can create either good or poor health.” so “Success is linked with good health and a healthy team. Sporting clubs know and apply this. It also applies to business big and small” said Dr Joe

A range of free National Psychology Week tip sheets are available at www.psychology.org.au/NPW/ covering topics like using positive psychology to manage stress in the workplace, workforce engagement in an economic downturn and promoting well-being in the workplace.

This event is unique and the opportunity to engage directly with experts like Dr Joe Kosterich and Pauline Willis is what makes an event like this more powerful than just reading the tip sheets and related health information available to you on the internet. To join Dr Joe and Pauline at the Zoo, booking is essential and a $30 fee applies. Email psychologyweek@lauriate.com for more information or go to http://www.lauriate.com/event/a-taste-of-the-good-life-at-work-healthy-high-performance-team-working/ to book your place. You can also find information about other National Psychology Week events that might be of interest at www.psychologyweek.com.au.