Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

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