Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

6th November 2019, Cardiff | 5th March 2020, London

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: 

  • Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind
  • Mark Hashimi, Director, Strategic Wellbeing and Senior Consultant, Mind
  • Alison Brown, Services Manager, Mind Cardiff
  • Pam Brown, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, West Midland Ambulance Service
  • Paul Stanford, Programme Director, Network Rail
  • Leatham Green, Founder, Mindful HR
  • Hannah Field, Associate, Squire PB
  • Chris Garlick, Health & Wellbeing Manager, Oxygen
  • Yvonne Murray, Head of HR, St Johns Ambulance

 

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

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Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace | London | 5th March 2020

*Early bird discount available until Friday 13th December

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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

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 

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

15.45

Chair’s closing remarks

16.00

Event close

09.00

Registration and refreshments

10.00

Chair's introduction

Nia Murphy, Director of People, Planning and Performance, Hafal 

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
  • Extending current workplace policy to supporting your staff during the return to work process
  • Making a move from intervention to prevention

Alison Brown, Services Manager, Mind

Hannah Field, Associate, Squire PB

11.45

Networking and refreshment break

12.15

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

Paul Stanford, Programme Director, Network Rail

Craig Johnston, Head of Business Development, Spill 

13.15

Lunch

14.15

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

Chris Garlick, Health & Wellbeing Manager, Oxygen

Paul Stanford, Programme Director, Network Rail

15.45

Conference close