12 Nov 2020| Online

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Ivana Picone
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Thursday 12th November 2020 | Online
 

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, mental health was the third most significant cause of workplace absence. It is highly likely that current and future crisis-related challenges will have further implications for this statistic.

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 12th November for our Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace event 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 ensure that your organisation is resilient in a time of crisis.

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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.

Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £195 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £150 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £395 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £145 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here

 

Agenda

Please find the full agenda below:

09.00
Welcoming Session

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC

09.05
Chair's opening remarks
09.15
Prioritising mental health at work: for the wellbeing of staff and business alike
  • Understanding the mental health impact of COVID-19 and social distancing
  • Appreciating the productivity gains which mental health support can provide
09.45 Comfort break
09.50
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
10.30
Networking break
11.00
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
11.45
Comfort break
11.50
Confidence building: supporting front-line managers in handling sensitive situations, in person and remotely
12.35
Lunch
13.30
Keynote address:
Men’s mental health: unique triggers & encouraging open conversations
14.00
Comfort break
14.05
Mainstreaming mental health during a 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
14.50
Chair’s closing remarks
15.00
Event close

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