We know that mental health issues can have a serious negative impact on the individuals affected, the team in which they work, and the wider organisation in terms of lost productivity and profitability.
In 2017, the Prime Minister requested that Paul Farmer & Dennis Stevenson undertake an independent review into how employers can better support the mental health of all people currently in employment. Within the subsequently published “Thriving at Work” review, a number of recommendations were made. The most important recommendation is that all employers, regardless of size or industry, should adopt “mental health core standards” that lay basic foundations for an approach to workplace mental health. These core standards include developing mental health awareness among employees and promoting effective people management, ensuring managers and supervisors receive training and support to be confident in spotting signs of distress. All employers are recommended to consider training which provides practical examples and is tailored to the specific practices of the organisation.
The benefits of implementing such an intervention can include:
It’s not an easy issue to tackle. Spotting signs of mental health issues in the workplace can be extremely difficult when through fear of being stigmatised, staff will often disguise the problem or not even acknowledge it themselves. The answer is to empower the people in your organisation to protect both themselves and your organisation through training them to:
At this event our expert speaker from Team Mental Health will talk more about mental health issues in the workplace, give real life solutions and discuss how to empower your people to be aware of mental health, and most importantly, how to tackle it.
8:30am – Registration, networking and breakfast
9:00am – Event start
10:00am – Event close
Venue: Natwest, 7thFloor, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3LY