Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

6th November 2019, Cardiff 

Studies reveal that workplaces are losing increasing sums of money due to staff being less productive or altogether absent from work due to mental health problems. It has been estimated that more effective mental health support in the workplace could save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year. Our Tackling Mental Health in the Workplace event seeks to provide delegates with the necessary information, insight and skills to raise awareness and implement changes that tackle the issue in their workplaces. 

The conference offers practical advice on removing the mental health stigma and encouraging a healthy workforce. We will discuss together how you can prepare your workforce for the challenge and help ensure that there is effective support made available at all levels of your place of work. 

 

Key speakers: 

  • Alison Brown, Services Manager, Mind
  • Pam Brown, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, West Midland Ambulance Service
  • Paul Stanford, Programme Director, Network Rail

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to support and protect your colleagues and tackle mental health in the workplace
  • Bring new ideas on staff wellbeing back to your organisation and learn to put them in practise
  • Hear from leading figures in mental health 
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues 

 

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in improving mental health in the workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; health & safety officers; consultants; health services providers; trade unions and representative groups.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.

 

Dates and locations: 

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace | Cardiff | 6th November 2019

Register now

 

For queries regarding registration please contact: 

Annaliza Battiston

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

 

 

Agenda:

Agenda

09.00

Registration and refreshments

10.00

Chair's introduction

10.15

Supporting your staff from the top down: building a reliable support strategy

  • Encouraging senior level buy- in: viewing a healthy workforce as a competitive advantage
  • Writing a clear mental health policy and communicating it to your staff
  • Supporting your staff during the return to work process

Alison Brown, Services Manager, Mind

11.15

Networking and refreshment break

11.45

Preparing your work force: training your staff to protect their mental health

  • The role of mental health first aiders and EAPs
  • Monitoring employee mental health and promoting leadership accountability
  • Promoting effective people management and preparing leadership for difficult conversations
  • Focusing on prevention as well as intervention

Paul Stanford, Programme Director, Network Rail

13.15

Lunch

Challenging the stigma: how to encourage an open culture in your workplace

  • Raising awareness of mental health in your workplace
  • Encouraging open conversations about mental health amongst your staff
  • Promoting a healthy work- life balance to your employees
  • Raising awareness of the help available to your staff
  • The role of staff networks

Pamela Brown, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, West Midland Ambulance Service
 

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

16.00

Conference close