31 May 2022| Online

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Tuesday, 31st May 2022 | Online

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, mental health was the third most significant cause of workplace absence. Although the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental wellbeing is unlikely to be clear until well after the crisis has ended, we know there has been a marked rise in reported  levels of anxiety and depression. Indeed, mental health problems have worsened across all age-groups in the past year (ONS Statistics, 2021).

Mental health must therefore become a core priority for organisations. Measures such as removing stigma, creating awareness and encouraging open conversations make a considerable difference to employee wellbeing and productivity, and will be essential in ensuring that staff can contribute their best work in spite of upheaval. 

Join us on 31st May for 'Supporting Mental Health at Work' to receive practical advice on supporting and protecting the mental health of your staff. Expert speakers will guide you on how to create supportive policy frameworks and equip you with the skills and insight you need to protect the resilience of your organisation.

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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 into practice

  • Hear from leading figures in mental health on how to support staff and counteract absenteeism and loss of productivity

  • Receive on-demand video recordings and speaker presentations for your reference after the event

  • This event is CPD certified, and contributes to your professional development.

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.

2021 speakers (2022 speakers to be announced shortly):
  • Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Global Membership Development Director, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)
  • Natasha Harris, HR Director, Chief Executive Information Officer Group, HMRC
  • Leatham Green, Chief Executive of the Mindful HR Centre and PPMA Executive
  • Mark Hashimi, Director, Strategic Wellbeing
  • Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, BITC

  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Advisor to the Board of Armstrong Craven
  • Francoise Woolley, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Acas


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

Registrations can be made online here

For booking enquiries or to request a booking form, please contact conference.admin@dodsgroup.com.


Please find the full agenda below:

Welcome from Dods D&I
Chair's opening remarks
Prioritising mental health at work: for the wellbeing of staff and business alike
  • Understanding the significant mental health impact of COVID-19 and the past two years of restrictions 
  • Appreciating the productivity gains which mental health support can provide
Comfort Break
Rights and responsibilities: understanding an employer's role in supporting employee mental health in the 'new normal'
  • Ensuring company policies provide for mental health difficulties
  • Examining legislation around mental health disability discrimination
  • Reasonable adjustments: simple provisions to support staff mental wellbeing
Comfort 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
  • Combating isolation and providing support to employees struggling with their home context
Comfort Break
Confidence building: supporting front-line managers in handling sensitive situations, in person and remotely
Break for Lunch
Keynote address:
Men’s mental health: unique triggers & encouraging open conversations
Comfort Break
Mainstreaming mental health post-pandemic: providing support and increasing awareness
  • Creating a ‘culture of care’: educating staff in supporting one another and themselves in exceptional circumstances
  • 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

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