Peter Simunovich - Training Research and Development at Consultant Workplace Culture and Mental Health
Peter has spent ten years as primary provider of injury prevention training and exercised based rehabilitation to the New Zealand Fire Service, specialising in the return to work of emergency services personnel from injury or illness.
Peter lectures in human health sciences and public health at Auckland polytechnics and universities and holds post graduate qualifications in the field of health science and a Master’s degree in Public and Psycho-social Health. He is currently involved in developing new approaches to workplace mental health and stress management.
He has published articles on the subject of healthcare and ageing in New Zealand and is currently a contracted provider of health and safety and applied workplace mental health training to the EMA.
Recent events have taxed many aspects of individual resilience and our ability to cope has become tested like never before. Still, mental health retains a stigma which prevents many from being open and honest about their experiences and though many recommendations are made for the management of stress related symptoms, sufferers are often not provided with sufficient understanding of the root cause of their emotions and how to rationalise them effectively. This presentation provides an outline of how and why we feel as we do when facing challenging situations.
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