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mlcoa WA Updates

October Update:


Hello and welcome back to the monthly addition of our National Bulletin!

Summary of Recent Events

On Tuesday 9th October 2018, mlcoa WA proudly hosted Matthew Pavlich, former Fremantle Dockers legend, as part of Mental Health Week. He presented a highly engaging presentation discussing his experience in “Building Resilience in High Performing and Diverse Teams” .

Fremantle’s most decorated player in its history, Matthew Pavlich was long admired as one of the AFL’s biggest stars. His combination of size, speed and skill saw him respected as one of the AFL’s best all-round talents of the modern era.

Matthew Pavlich presented to an intimate audience employed within the workers’ compensation, government, rehabilitation, legal and medical arena, over an enjoyable lunch. The event was held at the Parmelia Hilton, Perth.

This event was extremely well received, where Matthew used his vast experience within the AFL industry, tertiary education and his burgeoning business experience. He opened up on his various anecdotes from his 17 years in the game focusing on dealing with failure and adversity, operating a high performance culture, the importance of diversity and inclusion, team dynamics, feedback, values and behaviors and leadership.

A 30-minute question and answer session concluded the session.


Upcoming Events in October 2018

Dr Jonathon Spear, Psychiatrist, will be running an in-house presentation at ALUCA WA where he will be presenting ‘An Introduction to Psychiatric Disorders’, focussing in more detail on the Mental Health Plan.


Upcoming Events in November 2018

mlcoa WA have been asked by Occupational Therapy Australia, WA Division to conduct an Occupational Rehabilitation and Health Mini-series. These will include the following:


Wednesday 14th November 2018 – Mini Series 1

Topic: Conservative Treatment vs Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tear and Impingement Syndromes

Presented by Dr Anthony Jeffries, Orthopaedic Surgeon


Wednesday 21st November 2018 – Mini Series 2

Topic: Psychiatric Disorders – A Psychiatric Perspective

Presented by Dr Jonathan Spear, Psychiatrist


Wednesday 28th November 2018 – Mini Series 3

Topic: Current and Future Trends in Occupational Health and Rehabilitation

Presented by Dr Eugene Mattes, Occupational Physician


We are currently working on our upcoming events for the new financial year which will continue to include our free breakfast educational events, which mlcoa WA is so well known for. We will also be delivering some exclusive events, focussing on rewarding our top referrers.

The details of these events will be released soon, so be sure to keep an eye out!

Don’t forget that we can run tailored events suited to your organisation at your request.




The mlcoa Team