Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Thursday 12th November 2020, Central London

Mental health is the third most significant cause of absence in UK workplaces -- affecting one in four adults in the UK. This has wide ramifications for employee engagement and staff turnover in your organisation. 

However, 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 ‘Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace’, where you will receive actionable advice and best practice from seasoned experts, and ultimately learn how to create positive change around mental health in your organisation.  

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to support and protect your colleagues and tackle mental health in the workplace
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Bring new ideas on staff wellbeing back to your organisation and learn to put them into practice
  • Hear from leading figures in mental health on how to support staff and counteract loss of productivity
  • 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; line managers; health & safety officers; consultants; health services providers; trade unions and representative groups.


Public Sector rate: 1 Place £295 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £250 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £595 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £245 (+VAT)


Dates and Locations

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace | Central London | 3rd November 2020

 Register now 


For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone





Welcoming Session

Olivia Bishop, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC


Chair's opening remarks


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


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


Networking break


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


Key skills workshop: 

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


Networking Lunch


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


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


Chair's closing remarks


Event Close