ITx 2018 Conference Programme

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Resilience and mental wellbeing: How to protect you and your staff

Wednesday 4:40pm - 5:20pm, Keynote Presentation

Whether in the start-up world or established teams (dev or ops), the tech sector is renowned for high-stress and fast pace. But is this taking a toll on our mental health and how do we protect ourselves and our teams while still getting the job done?

Resilience and mental health aren’t just jargon – they’re key to both a safe work environment and performing at your best. Ignore it at your peril.

TVNZ Breakfast regular and workplace mental health expert Jacqui Maguire will outline how to protect you and your team’s mental health and build resilience. As well as real-world stories, Jacqui’s talk will include practical solutions, best practice guidelines and strategies for protecting your own mental health and creating a psychologically safe workplace.


Jacqui Maguire

Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director, Umbrella

Jacqui Maguire is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director of Umbrella Ltd, NZ's leading workplace wellness and resilience training provider.

As part of her registration as a clinical psychologist, Jacqui’s postgraduate research investigated the relationships between emotion, attention and memory; specifically, how emotion states influence memory recall and contribute to improved attention. This research knowledge is highly relevant to improving work performance in complex organisational environments, and has fostered Jacqui’s deep understanding of organisational culture and systems.

A regular on TVNZ Breakfast, Jacqui has worked as a Clinical Psychologist for Capital and Coast District Health Board, Kapiti Youth Support and Umbrella Ltd and holds a Masters Degree in Psychology.

Jacqui now works with companies to understand the unique needs of their organisation and people around workplace mental health wellness and resilience, creating a customised plan to maximise performance.