Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

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