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Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work

25 November 2020 | 10:15 - 15:00

Workplace stress has been identified as a health and safety issue by the HSE. With the additional stresses of COVID-19 and the subsequent shift to working from home, engendering positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace has become more important than ever.

So, what does this mean for you as an employer, a manager, or an employee? How can you help create a mentally healthy workplace and offer appropriate support to colleagues? Don't miss this opportunity to explore this topic and leave better placed to create a positive environment in your digital or physical workplace.

Benefits of Attending

Delegates will have the opportunity to: 

  • Receive an update from Business in the Community on trends being seen in relation to mental health in the workplace
  • Discuss and better understand your employment law obligations - within the context of changing workplace settings and working patterns
  • Learn how to tackle stigma and discrimination associated with mental health, as well as ways in which to recognise and respond to signs of poor mental health
  • Learn how to create a culture of kindness in your workplace

Hear about other people’s experiences and approaches to mental health at work, including:

  • Amanda Millar, President of the Law Society of Scotland - who has developed a three-year action plan designed to create a more open culture within the legal sector, and promote mental health engagement and awareness campaigns.
  • Sharon, a See Me Volunteer - who will share her own experience of poor line management, the impact it had on her, and how she has used that experience to help design and deliver training specifically for managers
  • Paul Reid - who developed the app, Trickle, which was designed to help create better workplaces and better business performance by focusing on employee engagement and health and wellbeing

Agenda with Times

10.15 Welcome from the Chair , Julie-Ann Murphy, Head of Human Resources, SAMH  

The Context: Trends and New Challenges   

10.20 Kate Hinder, Wellbeing Lead, Advisory Services, Business in the Community   

Understanding Your Employment Law Obligations  

10.35 David Walker, Accredited specialist in Employment Law, Partner, Morton Fraser    

Recognising the Challenges of Returning to “Normal”

10.45 Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, Health and Safety Executive 

10.55 Q&A          

Tackling Stigma and Discrimination in the Workplace    

11.30 Rachel Bottomley, Workplace Officer, See Me       

Recognising and Responding to Signs of Poor Mental Health  

11.40 Rachel Cackett, Executive Director, Samaritans Scotland   

11.50 Q&A      

12.05 Break for lunch   

Case Studies: Being Part of the Solution to Better Mental Health  

   13.05 Amanda Millar, President, The Law Society of Scotland   

   13.15 Sharon, Volunteer, See Me    

  13.25 Paul Reid, CEO, Trickle  

    13.35 Q&A    

Promoting Kindness in the Workplace

14.10 Magnus Wood, Founder, The Kindness Consultancy    

14.50  Closing Remarks  from the Chair, Julie-Ann Murphy

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If you have an inspiring case study or a project that you think is relevant, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are always on the lookout for new speakers. 

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