10 January 2018 | Central London.
Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK yet 95% of employees calling in sick with stress give a different reason. A year on from the Prime Minister announcing plans to transform mental health support, this forum will consider how the stigma surrounding mental health can be reduced and the ways that employers can improve mental health support in the workplace to provide a more positive working environment and a better dialogue on staff wellbeing.
Delegates will discuss priorities for building on the foundations of the Government’s Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and what this means both legally and practically for creating a positive environment for employees in terms of mental health. Attendees will examine the role that employers can play in addressing the stigma surrounding mental health, ensuring access to support networks and achieving parity of esteem between physical and mental ill-health at work.
- The Impact of Mental Health in the Workplace and the Need for Change – Tackling Stigma, Assessing Current Policy and Working Towards Parity of Esteem in the Workplace
- Prevention Strategies – Reducing Workplace Stress, Encouraging Wellbeing and Promoting Awareness
- Support and Management – Promoting Open Dialogue, Understanding Responsibilities and Developing Support Networks
- Best Practice Case Study