06 May 2021| Online

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Thursday, 6th May 2021 | 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 6th 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.

On-demand video recordings of each session will be made available to delegates following the event. 

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 absenteeism and loss of productivity

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

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.

Speakers include:
  • 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

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

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

Agenda

Please find the full agenda below:

09.00
Welcome from Dods D&I

Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Dods D&I

09.05
Chair's opening remarks

CHAIR: Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Global Membership Development Director, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)

09.20
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

SPEAKER: Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Advisor to the Board of Armstrong Craven

09.50
Comfort Break
10:10
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

SPEAKER: Francoise Woolley, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Acas

10.45
Comfort Break
11.15
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

SPEAKER: Mark Hashimi, Director, Strategic Wellbeing

11:50
Comfort Break
12.00
Confidence building: supporting front-line managers in handling sensitive situations, in person and remotely

SPEAKER: Natasha Harris, HR Director, Chief Executive Information Officer Group, HMRC

12.40
Break for Lunch
13.30
Keynote address:
Men’s mental health: unique triggers & encouraging open conversations

SPEAKER: Leatham Green, Chief Executive of the Mindful HR Centre and PPMA Executive

14:00
Comfort Break
14.10
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

SPEAKER: Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, BITC

15.00
Chair’s closing remarks

CHAIR: Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Global Membership Development Director, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)

15.15
Event close

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