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(4) Trauma support services are not subject to budget lines and teams use the services as required.
(5) The article in The Canberra Times on 7 June 2022 reports that the CHS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) stated “we have listened to feedback that we should do more, particularly to support those who experience traumatic events through their work at CHS” and “We’re committed to implementing stronger and more accessible health and wellbeing supports, especially those who experience trauma at work”.
As part of the commitment to implementing stronger and more accessible health and wellbeing supports, especially for those who experience trauma at work, CHS has undertaken a number of actions including:
• Listened to staff, through the Wellbeing Survey, for feedback about what the organisation can start doing, stop doing and keep doing.
• Used this feedback to inform Staff Wellbeing Forums and working groups. Through 12 multidisciplinary working groups, 12 wellbeing activities have been co-designed.
• Held the Staff Wellbeing Symposium on 1 August 2022 and two Staff Wellbeing Forums on 31 August and 18 October 2022.
• Created the Wellbeing Boost program to increase engagement with health and wellbeing across CHS.
• In October 2022, during National Mental Health Month, CHS will be focusing on normalising help seeking behaviour and communicating the supports and services available for staff.
• Communication and information to staff will be updated.
• The Staff Health and Wellbeing Strategy is being renewed with the draft strategy 2023-2026 due for staff consultation in early December 2022.
Small business—portable long service leave schemes
(Question No 921)
Ms Castley asked the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, upon notice, on 23 September 2022:
(1) What consultation has there been with the ACT hairdressing sector about the proposed expansion of the ACT’s Long Service Leave (Portable Schemes) Act 2009.
(2) How was industry consultation with the hairdressing sector done, and when did it happen.
(3) Which hairdressers, businesses and representatives were consulted, including how many and names of those consulted.
(4) What was the result of such consultation including what feedback was provided.
(5) Was a report compiled following the consultation; if so, can the Minister provide a copy of the report; if not, why not.
(6) Is further consultation planned with the hairdressing sector; if so, can the Minister provide details of the planned consultation.