Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

February 2020

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. 

 

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.

 

2019 speakers included: 

  • Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind 
  • Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, past-President of the Royal College of Physicians, of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and of the British Lung Foundation
  • Rachel Boon, Group Head of Health & Wellbeing, Royal Mail Group
  • Keith Gibbs, Head of Human Resources, Network Rail
  • Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers
  • Gordon Hodgson- Day, Lead, Cross-Government Mental Health Network
  • Alison Pay, Managing Director, Mental Health at Work 

 

Dates and locations: 

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace | Central London |  February 2020

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Agenda:

09.00

Registration and refreshments

10.00

Chair's Introduction

10.15

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

  • A healthy workforce as a competitive advantage 
  • Encouraging senior level buy- in to tackle the issue
  • Encouraging open conversations about mental health amongst your staff
  • Raising awareness of mental health in your workplace

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 champions and mental health first aiders
  • Monitoring employee mental health and promoting leadership accountability
  • Promoting effective people management and preparing leadership for difficult conversations

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Supporting your staff from the inside: building a support strategy and the role of staff networks

  • Writing and communicating a clear mental health policy
  • Raising awareness of the help available to your staff
  • The role of staff networks and EAPs
  • Promoting a healthy work- life balance to your employees
  • Helping your staff during the return to work process

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

16.00

Conference close