09 Jul 2020| Online

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Thursday, 9th July 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 9th July for our Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace online 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.

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
Please note that video recordings of online event presentations will be made available to attendees following the event.

 

Key Speakers:
  • Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, BITC
  • Abigail Hirshman, Head of Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing, Acas
  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work, Trustee at the Royal Society for Public Health and retired Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD
  • Natasha Harris, HR Director, Chief Executive Information Officer Group, HMRC
  • Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Global Membership Development Director, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei)
  • Leatham Green, Chief Executive of the Mindful HR Centre and PPMA Executive Director
  • Mark Hashimi, Director, Strategic Wellbeing
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 interact with top speakers and ask questions in real time 
     
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
To request a manual booking form, please email conference.admin@dodsgroup.com
 
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

SPEAKER: 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, member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work, Trustee at the Royal Society for Public Health and retired Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD

10.00
Rights and responsibilities: understanding employers’ roles in mental health at work in the 'new normal'
  • Ensuring company policies provide for mental health difficulties
  • Examining legislation around mental health disability discrimination
  • Workplace adjustments: simple provisions to support staff mental wellbeing

SPEAKER: Abigail Hirshman, Head of Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing, Acas

10.40
Comfort 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

SPEAKER: Mark Hashimi, Director, Strategic Wellbeing

11.45
Key skills workshop: 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

12.30
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 Director

14.00
Mainstreaming mental health during a pandemic: an opportunity to build back better
  • Wellbeing and responsible business

  • Lessons learned from the acute phase of COVID-19

  • Developing an inclusive mental health strategy that encompasses both prevention and recovery 

  • Tackling the systemic causes of poor mental health

SPEAKER: Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, BITC

14.45
Chair's closing remarks

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

15.00
Event close