At Psychological Safety Australia we understand that good work is good for people and that people’s workplace experience is a determinant of mental health outcomes.

We know that for many organisations, the way that job roles were designed was not necessarily aligned with how they are being undertaken now. While job outcomes and outputs may be consistent, the demands upon people to achieve these are higher than ever, and the complexity in which people operate is ever increasing.

Our programs operationalise the latest research to help people, teams and organisations navigate the complexities of our modern working world. Drawing from the latest research into social psychology, behavioural ethics, workplace mental health and resilience, our programs are not just about the mitigation of psychosocial risk, but improving decision making, resilience, engagement, performance and productivity.

Our evidence-based programs enable you to get proactive

All our courses can be delivered Australia wide, with all course leaders experts in the complexities of modern workplaces, individual and workplace psychology as well as facilitating behaviour change.

Bullying

Preventing workplace bullying and developing appropriate workplace behaviour

Ethics

Increasing individual and team ethical decision-making capabilities

Assertiveness

Developing assertiveness and advanced interpersonal capabilities for both remote, mixed, and traditional ways of working

Strengths

Developing individual strengths to thrive amid challenging situations  

Culture

Creating team and workplace culture of psychological safety

The founders

Both Brock and David are registered psychologists with a keen interest in understanding why people do what they do. Their research and applied experience combines to create innovative and practical insights into the motivations, cognitive biases, psychosocial factors and unconscious influences that govern human behaviour.

Both are keenly aware of the complexities and pressures that people face in order to survive in the modern world, and believe that personal insight, good communication, and effective decision-making are key to thriving in challenging environments.

Dr Brock Bastian

researcher, author, & speaker

Dr Brock Bastian is an internationally acclaimed researcher, author, and speaker who has spent the last 15 years seeking to understand how culture impacts on mental health and ethical decision-making. His work has been regularly featured in outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, The Economist and Time Magazine and he is recognised as a thought leader in the fields of Behavioural Ethics and Mental Health.

Awarded for his innovative ideas, Brock’s work has revealed the significant role of contextual,cultural, and interpersonal factors in determining mental health. His work has also revealed how underlying motivations and cognitive biases influence ethical decision-making and how these subtle and often unconscious influences may shape organisations from the bottom up as well as the top down.

In addition to his academic career, Brock has provided consultancy to organisations across Australia on issues such as workplace mental health and workplace culture, and has developed cutting edge programs drawing on the very latest knowledge within psychology. Part of Brock’s passion is to communicate innovative knowledge in away that is accessible, applied, and practical.

David Burroughs

workplace psychologist

David Burroughs is a workplace psychologist who has spent the last decade and half working with major organisations, both in Australia and abroad, in the area of workplace mental health, workplace culture, change management and complex behaviour.

David is renowned as an industry leading workplace mental health strategist, speaker and advisor to executive teams across Australasia, he has been at the forefront of bringing integrated, psychosocially focused approaches to workplace mental health to Australia. David prefers to see himself as a pragmatist, or a ‘commonsense psychologist’ who likes to get beneath the symptoms and drill down to the core of issues that affect everyday people in the workplace.

David has always had a passion for the addressing workplace issues before the point of crisis. Amid the chaos of our current world, his recent focus is helping people develop the confidence and capabilities required to navigate our increasingly complex and dynamic workplace environments.

Our approach

Our approach to
Psychological Safety

Psychological Safety is fast becoming one of the hottest concepts in the leadership and workplace culture domains, yet it remains somewhat elusive, misunderstood and challenging to achieve. The notion that a team or organisation should have a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking appears quite simple, but why is it so important, and how do we practically build and maintain it?

Psychological Safety