Hey Siri – “Psychosocial risks…what are they? SMS counselling…really?” – James Sclater

James Sclater, BPsySc, MPsychOrg, Senior Organisational Development Specialist |Registered Psychologist, Assure Programs

James Sclater

Mental Health: Embracing technology to empower leaders and to remove barriers for employees in accessing support.
In 2018 Assure Programs was appointed by the NSW government to work with businesses on helping them understand mental health risks in their organisation. Assure’s free psychosocial risk assessment tool, The Backbone of Mental Health, is readily available for any leader, anywhere in Australia, to use now. James Sclater showcased this interactive assessment tool and presented practical recommendations for delegates to consider implementing in their workplace. Complementing this technology was also an overview of findings from Assure’s recent SMS counselling pilot program. A key component of developing mentally healthy workplaces is reducing barriers for participation in EAP support services and SMS counselling does just that.


James Sclater is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters in Organisational Psychology. He has extensive experience consulting to public and private sectors and is passionate about applying psychology principles to support individuals, teams and organisations to achieve and exceed their goals.

James research has focused on psychological capital and performance in uncertain work conditions. He has a particular interest in applying positive psychology to support employees in coping and flourishing at work. His broad experience includes leadership coaching and development, case management, training and team development. James is skilled in large-scale organisational diagnostics and consulting on strategic objectives and vision.