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Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work

One in six people at work experience common mental health problems in Scotland. From anxiety to depression, work-related stress to personal issues like bereavement – poor mental health and wellbeing in the workplace can take many forms. This event examines your obligations as employers and colleagues, strategies for supporting mental wellbeing, and how to create a positive environment so all staff are comfortable discussing mental health. 

The Context

Poor mental health and wellbeing at work is most common in the public sector – in education, health and social care, prisons, emergency services, and local and central government. It is exacerbated by the fact that 48 percent of people do not tell their employers about mental health problems for fear of losing their job. 

Creating an environment where staff feel safe to ask for help and receive the support they need, from both management and colleagues, can make a huge difference

Mairead Rowan, See Me Scotland

Join us on 30 April as we examine how to create an environment in which people feel confident about discussing their mental health struggles, and explore examples of good practice to promote the wellbeing of everyone at work. 

Key Issues We'll Discuss

  • Age gradient – the youngest employees experience poor mental health to a much higher degree
  • The impact of work – high workload, bullying, too many priorities and targets
  • The impact of personal life – family stress, bereavements, and fatigue
  • Embedding the promotion of good mental health as a core competency for all staff 
  • Workplace adjustments and modifications – creating the right environment
  • Creating an inclusive and compassionate workplace culture where staff feel comfortable discussing metal health
  • Promoting a range of flexible working options to support wellbeing
  • Responsible leadership, equipping line managers, and taking a staff-led approach to change
  • Publicly reporting wellbeing performance

Agenda

09:30 Registration and Refreshments

09:55 Welcome from the Chair

Session 1: Understanding Wellbeing at Work 

  • Age gradient – the youngest employees experience poor mental health to a much higher degree
  • The impact of work – high workload, bullying, too many priorities and targets
  • The impact of personal life – family stress, bereavements, fatigue

10:00 Keynote Address

Senior Policymaker

10:15 Questions and Discussion

10:30 Senior Speaker, Wellbeing Team

10:50 David Walker, Accredited specialist in Employment Law, Partner, Morton Fraser

11:10 Questions and Discussion 

11:20 Refreshments and Networking 

Session 2: Positive Environments and Providing Tailored Support

  • Embedding the promotion of good mental health as a core competency for all staff 
  • Workplace adjustments and modifications – creating the right environment
  • Creating an inclusive and compassionate workplace culture that empowers staff to discuss metal health

11:40 Senior Speaker, Mental Health Charity

12:00 Interactive Discussion

Delegates will be divided into small groups to discuss what can be learned from the morning presentations for your own work and organisation. This is an opportunity to explore the changes you could make to your workplace, the associated challenges to implementing change, and how these might be overcome. 

12:45 Questions and Discussion 

12:30 Lunch and Networking

Session 3: Being Part of the Solution to Better Mental Health

  • Promoting a range of flexible working options to support wellbeing
  • Responsible leadership, equipping line managers, and taking a staff-led approach to change
  • Publicly reporting wellbeing performance

13:15 Inspiring and Supporting People

Dr Andrew Parsons, Business Psychologist, Trainer, Executive, and Medical Coach, Reciprocol Minds
Sue Jackson, Accredited Master Executive Coach, Whitespace Coaching

13:35 Masterclass

Facilitated by Dr Andrew Parsons and Sue Jackson

14:55 Chair's Closing Remarks

15:00 Close of Event 

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice. 

Get In Touch

Book now or  or call Craig on 01312851688

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. 


Rates

Reduced Rate
1 place: £145+VAT
Voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m

Standard Rate
1 place: £245+ VAT | 2+ places: £195+ VAT per place
Public sector organisations and voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m

Private Sector Rate
1 place £295+VAT | 2+ places £245+ VAT per place
Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP

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Date
30 Apr 2020
Venue
Central Edinburgh
Cost
Reduced Rate
1 place £145+ VAT

Voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m

Standard Rate
1 place £245+ VAT | 2+ places £195+ VAT per place

Public sector organisations and voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m

Private Sector Rate
1 place £295+VAT | 2+ places £245+ VAT per place

Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP

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