The First Step in drug and alcohol education


Workplace drug and alcohol education is an important part of any good drug and alcohol management plan and that’s why Integrity Sampling is proud to be a supporter of First Step and its upcoming event on ‘Substance Use and Mental Health in the Workplace – Why Early Intervention is Good for Business’.

The event will include guest speakers of the calibre of Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia and an advocate for social issues worldwide. Tim is one of Australia’s most recognised, respected and applauded public speakers. The event will also feature Paul Little, Chairman and Founder of the Little Group and Managing Director of Toll Holdings from 1986 to 2011. Paul was awarded the Order of Australia in 2010.

The pair will discuss the impact of alcohol and other drugs on Australian workplaces. In monetary terms, substance abuse is estimated to cost $6 billion per year in lost productivity and negatively affects morale, absenteeism and, of course, safety. Just as importantly, they’ll discuss what can be done. That by taking a pro-active, duty-of-care approach, employers can reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol and, at the same time, help their bottom line.

The event is a must for senior managers and human resource staff. It will also be incredibly valuable for anyone involved in decision-making or the development and implementation of workplace policies.

‘Substance Use and Mental Health in the Workplace – Why Early Intervention is Good for Business’ will be held on Tuesday April 12, 4.30pm for a 5pm start. Location is the Lecture Theatre at St Vincent’s Hospital, 59 Victoria Parade in Fitzroy. Cost is $20 with all proceeds going to First Step.

Seats are limited and bookings close by 28 March. Please click here to book.

Go the First Step website to find out more about this important drug and alcohol education event and to find out more about First Step, a not for profit organisation that aims to help people overcome drug and alcohol addiction and the associated mental health and social issues.

Take the First Step in drug and alcohol education by attending this event supported by Integrity Sampling

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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