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Supporting Mental Health at Work

Supporting Mental Health at Work

Venue & Event Details

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 at Work 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.

This event is CPD-Certified and contributes to your professional development.

Register your place today.

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 
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
  • 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
Agenda

09.00

Welcoming Session

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC

09.05

Chair's opening remarks

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

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

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

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

SPEAKER: Mark Hashimi, Director, Strategic Wellbeing

11.45

Comfort break

11.50

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

12.35

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

14.05

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

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

 

15.00

Event close

 

Date & time
12th November 2020 09.00 - 15.00
Location
Online
Bookings & info

For more information, please visit:
www.dodsdiversity.com

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

Book now
Contact

For registeration queries, please contact:

conference.admin@dodsgroup.com 
0207 593 5739