21 Jan 2021| Manchester

Event prices

FDA/Keyskills Members

Private Sector

Public Sector

*If registering more than 4 places

If you have any queries regarding our upcoming events, please contact:

Henry Bowater
Customer Service Assistant
020 7593 5739

Thursday 21st January 2021 | Manchester

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.   

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace is also taking place in London on 12th November. Click here to visit the event page. 

Click here to view the full agenda

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; 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)

Book with total confidence

In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we want you to feel totally confident about booking onto our events. We promise the following:

  • If the Dods D&I team needs to reschedule the event, your place will automatically transfer to the new date.
  • If the Dods D&I team is unable to reschedule the event for a time within the next 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.
Registrations can be made online here

Welcoming Session

Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC

Chair's Introduction
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

Please click here to check out our recent article on Wellbeing.