Mental Health in the Workplace – Insights from the Neurosciences 21 April 2021 | SIOPSA

Mental Health in the Workplace – Insights from the Neurosciences 21 April 2021

R350.00 incl. VAT

The aim of this webinar is to open up the conversation on the neuroscience of mental health in the workplace.  Attendees will learn from experts how research and practices from the applied neurosciences can be used to improve workplace mental health.

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SIOPSA Interest Group for Applied Organisational Neuroscience (IGAONS)

proudly presents

Mental Health in the Workplace – Insights from the Neurosciences

2 CPDs – PSB/ASP/001/2021/17

SIOPSA is committed to raising awareness of mental health issues in the workplace.  Mental health issues are found across organisational levels and in every population. Neuroscience holds another level of analysis to understanding the brain and can be used as an interepretive lens for developing mental health interventions in the workplace.  The aim of this webinar is to open up the conversation on Mental health using insights from the applied neurosciences.


  • The aim of this webinar is to open up the conversation on the neuroscience of mental health in the workplace.
  • Attendees will learn from experts how research and practices from the applied neurosciences can be used to improve workplace mental health.


  • CEOs
  • Head of Learning and Development/ L & D professionals/managers
  • Head of Talent/Talent Manager
  • Organisational Psychologists
  • HR Directors/Managers/Professionals
  • Head of OD/OD Managers/OD professionals or consultants
  • Head of Training and Development/Trainers
  • Academics


Professor Stoffel Grobler qualified as medical doctor in 1989 at the University of Pretoria. His post-graduate qualifications include a Diploma in Occupational Health, an MMed in Psychiatry, cum laude, a Fellowship of the Colleges of Psychiatrists and a Doctorate in Medicine. Presently Head Clinical Unit of Elizabeth Donkin Psychiatric Hospital in Port Elizabeth, he is also Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, School of Public Health and Associate Professor at Walter Sisulu University, Medical School He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, most notably in the field of workplace stress, disability and sick leave, co-authored chapters in two handbooks and presented both nationally and internationally at psychiatric conferences.

He is member of the South African Medical Association Committee for Human Rights, Law and Ethics, past chairperson of the South African Society of Psychiatrists, Eastern Cape Subgroup and Past President of the Eastern Province Branch of the South African Medical Association. His special interest lies in the field of corporate mental health and psychiatric impairment assessment and he is passionate about the prevention of psychiatric disability and breaking down the stigma around mental illness. At present he is the only trained “i-act for positive mental health and wellbeing” instructor in South Africa, a UK company that trains employees and managers to proactively address mental health- and wellbeing issues at work and is in the process of establishing “i-act” in South Africa.

Cassey Chambers started at The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) as a volunteer counsellor in the call center helping to man the Suicide Crisis Helpline over 15 years ago. Cassey is now the Operations Director and Board Member, being able to represent SADAG at national conferences, various press and media interviews, workshops and advocacy projects to help fight for patients’ rights and destigmatize mental health across the country. Focusing on various projects including the Teen Suicide Prevention School Programme, Rural Outreach Projects, Support Groups, Responsible Reporting initiatives with press and media, Mental Health in the Workplace and recent advocacy projects including the Esidimeni crisis and Medical Aids.

Jenny Venter is registered with the HPCSA as an Industrial psychologist and lectures on psychological adjustment and wellness in the work context at the department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of South Africa. She has 11 years’ consulting experience in various areas including HR information technology, organisation development and coaching. She is currently completing her PhD, with a focus on applied neurosciences. Jenny is a Certified Practitioner of the Predictive 6 Factor Resilience Scale and the Driven Resilience Program and thereby a Certified Resilience Coach (CReC) as well as a certified Level 1 BWRT ® (Brainworks Recursive Therapy) practitioner. Other professional registrations include the Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa, the International Society for Applied Neurosciences and the South African Board for People Practices.

Dr Inette Taylor, PhD is a registered industrial psychologist with a BCIA Board Certificate in Neurofeedback. Inette is the chairperson of the Interest Group in the Systems Psychodynamics of Organisations (IGSPO). Inette has been a full member of SIOPSA since 2002 and served on the SIOPSA Executive from 2002 – 2006. Inette is an experienced professional in private practice where she focuses amongst other on psychotherapy, trauma intervention (since 2017 BWRT), assessment services for industry, community services, executive coaching, experiential learning workshops, training courses, couple counselling, hypnotherapy, and since 2016 Neurofeedback training.

Dr  Natasha Winkler-Titus is a Work Psychologist and Director at SigniFYER. A seasoned OD and Change specialist both locally and abroad, Natasha completed her Ph.D. during 2015 – 2019, where her research broadly focused on understanding the process of unplanned change in organisations. Natasha serves currently as the President of the Society for Organisational and Industrial Psychologies of South Africa, for the term 2020/21.

Ingra du Buisson-Narsai is the co-founder and Director of NeuroCapital Coaching and Consulting, which consults to some of South Africa’s leading and most admired companies. She has 20 years of executive-level experience in corporate South Africa and is a Registered Organisational Psychologist in private practice. Her unique contribution is as a catalyst for change, using integrative organisational neuroscience. Ingra is also an established leadership and executive coach and is affiliated with the Wits Business School (WBS) in South Africa, where she supervises and examines the work of post-graduate students in Business and Executive Coaching. Ingra is an Executive Committee Member of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA) and the Chair for the Interest group of Applied Organisational Neuroscience (AONS).Ingra’s academic qualifications include a MCom (Organisational Psychology), and Masters of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience of Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Organisational Neuroscience (in process). She is the author of the best-selling book “Fight, Flight or Flourish: How neuroscience can unlock human potential”. Ingra actively pursues the increasing visibility of neuroscientific methods and diagnostics in the study of organisational behaviour.

PROGRAM: To be confirmed
08:45 – 09:00 Joining the Webinar SIOPSA
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Natasha Winkler Titus (President SIOPSA)
09h05 – 09h15 Intro to speakers and topic Ingra DuBuisson-Narsai                                (chair IGAONS )
09:15 – 09h55 Promote a culture of acceptance on Mental Health Prof Christoffel Grobler
09h55 – 10h05 SADAG workplace solutions Cassey Chambers
10h05 – 10h30 Mental Wellbeing using Neuropsychotherapy Jenny Venter
10h30 – 10h55 Mental wellbeing through a Neurofeedback lens (neurofeedback, self regulation and mental health) Dr Inette Taylor
10:55 – 11:00 Q & A Ingra DuBuisson-Narsai
11:00 Close Out All



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Event Details

Start date: Apr 21, 2021

End date: Apr 21, 2021

Start time: 09:00

End time: 11:00

Venue: zoom

Phone: 082 612 2378