Mental Health Workshop – beyond the tickbox
Dates: 17th March 2020
Times: 8.45am – 12.00pm
Venue: Financial Express offices, Woking
Speakers: Victoria Brookbank, Minds That Work
With 1 in 4 of the population affected by poor mental health in any given year and with 1 in 6 of the working population experiencing poor mental health as a direct result of work, it is vital that businesses are on board with understanding mental health wellbeing.
Join Victoria who will be exploring mental health and mindfulness in the workplace, through her informative and interactive workshop.
With 1 in 4 of the population affected by poor mental health in any given year and 1 in 6 of the working population experiencing poor mental health as a direct result of work it is vital that businesses are on board with understanding workplace wellbeing.
If you are a leader are you helping to break the culture of silence that surrounds mental health by making employee wellbeing a core objective and empowering your managers to improve their confidence in supporting their teams?
If you are a manager do you know about evidence-based tools and support services? When you conduct a review is it all about performance? Do you know your legal responsibilities when supporting someone with a mental health condition? Can you spot the signs of low mood or anxiety? Would you know how to support someone confidentially while looking out for yourself? Do you know what contributes to good wellbeing and are you able to freely approach your staff with a wellbeing concern, can they approach you? Does your workplace allow for upskilling and the creation of mental health network?
If you have answered no to any of these questions you could potentially be putting your business at risk and contributing to workplace mental health stigma. Absenteeism and presenteeism costs the UK economy up to £42 million per year (Public Health England 2017). Having a robust wellbeing strategy and suitable training will help mitigate the cost to your business and create a healthy workplace.
To find out more on how to create a positive workplace wellbeing culture going beyond the tick box join us on March 17th 2020 when Victoria Brookbank from Minds that Work (currently Mindful Community) will be hosting a comprehensive interactive workshop. Victoria has worked in the world of workplace mental health and wellbeing for many years with clients such as BP, Network Rail, Castrol, Surrey Police, Kia Motors, Eurostar, Smufit Kappa to name a few. We look forward to seeing you there!
The workshop will cover mental health awareness, workplace distress, organisational responsibility and mindfulness with plenty of discuss and Q&A.