Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

5th March 2020, London | 16th July 2020, Manchester

Mental ill health is estimated to cost the UK economy between £90-100bn per year. With mental health issues affecting one in four adults in the UK and 1 in 6 people experiencing a common mental health problem in the last week alone, the implications for businesses are indisputable. Mental health is the third most significant cause of sick leave in UK workplaces, with wide ramifications for employee engagement and staff turnover.

Steps must be taken to support staff and counteract loss of productivity. The Mental Health Foundation estimates that policies addressing wellbeing at work increase productivity by as much as 12%. These policies are often simple, related to removing stigma, encouraging open conversations, and ensuring that mental health is a workplace priority

Join us for our ‘Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace’ event, where you will be equipped with the skills and insights needed to ensure that mental health is better accommodated in your workplace. Receive actionable advice and best practice from seasoned experts, and ultimately learn how to create positive change in your organisation.  

Key speakers: 

  • Abigail Hirshman, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACAS
  • Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind
  • Leatham Green, Founder, Mindful HR
  • Mark Hashimi, Director, Strategic Wellbeing and Senior Consultant, Mind
  • Suzanne Pangbourne, Head of HR, Network Rail
  • Yvonne Murray, Head of HR, St Johns Ambulance
  • Damien Shieber, Head of Culture and Inclusion, Santander
  • Luke Roberts, Managing Director, Resolve Consultants

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 | London | 5th March 2020

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Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace | Manchester | 16th July 2020

*Early bird discount available until Friday 27th March

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For queries regarding registration please contact: 

Ivana Picone

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

 

Agenda:

Agenda

09.00

Registration and refreshments

9.45

Chair's Introduction

Abigail Hirshman, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACAS

10.00

Keynote: Mental Health in the Workplace: a social responsibility and a business imperative 

10.30

A framework for success: building a holistic workplace wellbeing strategy

  • Encouraging senior level buy- in: viewing a healthy workforce as a competitive advantage
  • Appreciating the connection between financial, physical and mental health
  • Ensuring policies for prevention, action and recovery are in place
  • Building strategies that meet the unique needs of your organisation and staff demographic as well as a multigenerational workforce
  • Monitoring employee mental health and the use of data to ensure strategies are maximally effective 

Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

11.30

Networking break

11.45

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

  • Connecting performance management and staff wellbeing
  • Preventing burn out: harnessing communication to meet the needs of individuals
  • Establishing the responsibilities of the employer, line manager and individual

Leatham Green, Founder, Mindful HR

12.15

Key skills workshop: the role of active listening

Learning how to effectively support your peers 

Luke Roberts, Managing Director, Resolve Consultants

13.15

Networking lunch

14.00

Keynote: Addressing men’s mental health: identifying and neutralising the unique triggers

Mark Hashimi, Director, Strategic Wellbeing and Senior Consultant, Mind

14.30

Mainstreaming mental health: how to encourage an open culture in your workplace

  • Instilling mental health and wellbeing into the ethos of your organisation
  • Installing initiatives to promote a healthy work- life balance to your employees
  • Remaining proactive over time and in supporting employees in remote locations
  • Exploring the benefits of EAPs, champions and staff networks for your workplace

Suzanne Pangbourne, Head of HR, Network Rail

Yvonne Murray, Head of HR, St Johns Ambulance

Damien Shieber, Head of Culture and Inclusion, Santander

15.45

Chair’s closing remarks

Abigail Hirshman, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACAS

16.00

Event close

09.00

Registration and refreshments

9.45

Chair's Introduction

10.00

Prioritising mental health at work: for the wellbeing of staff and business alike

  • Understanding the implications of mental health for business
  • Appreciating the productivity gains which workplace support can provide

10.30

Rights and responsibilities: understanding employers’ roles in mental health at work

  • Ensuring company policies provide for mental health difficulties
  • Examining legislation around mental health disability discrimination
  • Workplace adjustments: simple provisions to support staff mental wellbeing

11.30

Networking break

11.45

Strategies for success: establishing a comprehensive ‘mental health at work’ plan

  • Preventative measures: a toolkit for safeguarding staff mental health
  • Examining the relationship between work-related stress and mental health
  • Implementing mechanisms for monitoring actions and outcomes

12.15

Key skills workshop: Confidence building: supporting front-line managers in communicating with staff and handling sensitive situations

13.15

Networking lunch

14.00

Keynote: Men’s mental health: unique triggers & encouraging open conversations

14.30

Mainstreaming mental health: promoting positive culture change

  • Creating a ‘culture of care’: educating staff in supporting one another and themselves
  • Encouraging a healthy work-life balance to eradicate presenteeism and burnout
  • Ensuring that staff feel safe in disclosing issues and seeking help
  • Showcasing mental health role models and encouraging personal storytelling

15.45

Chair’s closing remarks

16.00

Event close