Key Points
  • Identify early warning signs and address problems before they become severe
  • Support staff when issues emerge, creating reasonable accommodations, resolving performance concerns and managing successful return to works
  • Create an organisational culture that promotes positive mental health
Guest of Honour

Paul Devoy Chief Exec, Investors in People

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Overview
Confirmed Speakers

  • Rachel Boon, Group Head of Occupational Health, Royal Mail
  • Paul Devoy, Chief Exec, Investors in People
  • Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind
  • Colin Minto, Co-Founder, APeopleBusiness and Mental Difference Champion
  • Stephanie Schreiber, Wellbeing Adviser, Business in the Community

A major contributor to the increased levels of absence in the UK is the rise in mental health issues with the Farmer/Stevenson Review 2017 estimating the cost of poor mental health to the economy at up to £42 billion annually.

Business in the Community’s Mental Health at Work report found that 60% of employees had experienced a mental health issue in the prior year because of work. This includes everything from the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress and anxiety, through to more complex mental health conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Attend this briefing to learn how to safeguarding staff wellbeing, address problems before they become severe, and support staff when issues do emerge. Improve your confidence in approaching distressed employees, creating reasonable accommodations, resolving performance concerns and managing an effective return to work. Learn how to create an organisational culture and environment that is conducive to positive mental health.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:00 - 09:10
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Emma Mamo Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

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09:10 - 09:40
Mental Health at Work - The National Picture

 
  • Headline trends
  • Causes of stress
  • Differences between demographics
  • Top tips for employers and employees

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Paul Devoy Chief Exec, Investors in People

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09:40 - 09:50
Questions and Discussion

 

09:50 - 10:20
Prevention

 
  • Creating a culture of mental health awareness and openness
  • Encouraging healthy working practices
  • Using communications to raise awareness of mental health
  • Training line-managers to be mental health aware
  • Reducing work-related stress

Speakers

Rachel Boon Group Head of Occupational Health, Royal Mail

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10:20 - 10:50
Recognising the Early Warning Signs of Mental Health Problems

 
  • Training line-managers
  • How to start the conversation and destigmatise mental health
  • Putting strategies in place to support staff that are affected
  • Knowing how to flag problems and sign-post to available support and resources

10:50 - 11:00
Questions and Discussion

 

11:00 - 11:30
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:30 - 12:00
De-Stressing to Build an Optimum Employment Ecosystem and Increase Performance

 
  • Why people want to work for you
  • The components and implications of a sub-optimal employment ecosystem
  • Getting optimal performance and productivity from your people

Speakers

Colin Minto Co-Founder, APeopleBusiness and Mental Difference Champion

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12:00 - 12:30
Interventions

 
  • Internal support including accessible guidance, peer-to-peer support systems, drop-in sessions
  • External support from Employee Assistance Programmes including counselling, legal advice and support from health partners
  • Allowing flexible working practices
  • Keeping in touch with staff so they don’t disengage from the workplace


Speakers

Stephanie Schreiber Wellbeing Adviser, Business in the Community

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12:30 - 12:40
Questions and discussion

 

12:40 - 13:00
Panel Discussion: Supporting the Recovery Process

 
  • Ensuring your employee benefits package includes support for mental health
  • Making use of occupational health and making necessary adjustments to the workplace
  • Developing a tailored and phased return to work plan
  • Holding consistent return to work interview and check ups

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13:00 - 13:10
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Briefing

 

Speakers

Emma Mamo Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

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End

Speakers

Rachel Boon Group Head of Occupational Health, Royal Mail

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Paul Devoy Chief Exec, Investors in People

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Emma Mamo Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

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Colin Minto Co-Founder, APeopleBusiness and Mental Difference Champion

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Stephanie Schreiber Wellbeing Adviser, Business in the Community

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Venue details

Central London - Westminster Central London - Westminster


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