The Mental Health in the Workplace Conference is a deep dive conference with content that has been specially designed andcreated for Health and Safety and Human Resources Managers who have been given responsibility for mental health and wellbeing in their workplace.
Experts, scientists and thought leaders will deliver a world class conference on the strategies, culture, implementation, policies, law, employer responsibilities, business tools, information, physiologies and practical advice on mental health in the workplace.
With case studies from world leading companies, thought leadership from behavioural professors, insight from psychologists and practical advice from those who have walked the walk this conference is a must attend for anyone who has been tasked with mental health in the work place.
Poor mental health has been cited as costing UK businesses between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, with an annual cost to the UK economy of between £74 billion and £99 billion.
According to published advise by the Government’s Department of Health one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives. It is therefore vital that employers and staff work towards a better understanding of and promote positive mental health as well as supporting those experiencing mental ill health.
Studies show that work places who promote a positive attitude towards mental health thrive: staff perform better, have fewer sick days, boast increased productivity and are more engaged in their work.
A unique and practical guide to implementing workplace wellbeing programmes
Presented by Kevin Daniels, Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Despite there being a wealth of workplace initiatives on health and wellbeing in the workplace there has not, until now, been a guide on the practical steps needed to implement and, most importantly, sustain workplace wellbeing programmes.
Using evidence from 74 scientific studies involving 22,000 workers and case illustrations from leading global companies Kevin Daniels will present the definitive guide to integrating health and wellbeing programmes into the workplace.
Case Study by Santander UK Ltd: Developing and executing Santander mental health in the workplace strategy
Presented byDavid Moore, Head, Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Santander UK and Sharon De Mascia, Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Director at Cognoscenti Business Psychologists Ltd
A real world case study on how, using a three-level intervention strategy alongside a senior management engagement and responsibility piece, this presentation will give a comprehensive guide on how to embed a mental health workplace programme into your organisation.
How and Why We Created A Mentally Healthier Work Place - presented by Kirstie Hawton, People Director at Octopus Investments
Incorporating a mental health strategy within your ISO 45001-management system – presented by Kate Breslin, Product Specialist ISO 45001 at SGS
Details to follow shortly.
We will look at how mental health is incorporated into the requirements of ISO 45001, the occupational health and safety standard, that will support organisations to improve employee health and safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer, healthier working conditions. In this session we will show you how to develop your management system to incorporate a mental health and wellbeing strategy that will help embed the health and wellbeing strategy throughout the organisation, raising awareness of the strategy and encouraging usage and uptake.
The mental health needs of an aging workforce, presented by Dr Sheena Johnson
Practical Steps to Psychological Wellbeing in Your Organisation, presented by David Moore, Head, Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Santander UK and Sharon De Mascia, Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Director at Cognoscenti Business Psychologists Ltd
Considering the health and wellbeing implications of managing an aging workforce is a complex and ever changing issue that every employer faces. This presentation will introduce a set of best practice guidelines, using a case study of professional drivers, which can be adopted by any employer.
In this participative workshop, Sharon and David will explore the steps needed to improve psychological wellbeing in an organisation e.g where is the best place to start? What considerations will there be? What should you avoid? What do you already have in place that you can utilise? How do you progress from where you are? Come along and bring your questions for discussion.
Presented by Naeema Choudry, Partner at Human Resources Practice Group
Naeema will consider the legal position in relation to wellbeing at work and the roles and responsibilities managers have in ensuring that they create the correct conditions for employees to thrive in the workplace. She will also condition tricky issues such as dealing with and managing requests for flexible working from senior employees and older workers – studies show that only 9.8% of jobs paying more than £20,000 are advertised as flexible yet the demand for flexible working is greater than ever. Naeema will also consider how to overcome the negative effects of technology in the workplace which has resulted in employees being online for significant periods of time cutting into their leisure and rest times. The session will finish with a look at the law and mental health in the workplace.
If you google managing an employee with mental health issues you get page after page of information on everything except managing an employee with mental health. What should you say; what should you not say; what polices should you adhere to, what help do you offer, what adjustments should you make. This session will give you some practical no nonsense advice.
When we think of health and safety it is usually physical protection that springs to mind. While this is obviously
important, so too is the psychological wellbeing of employees. SGS will demonstrate
how ISO 45001:2018 sets out a framework that all UK employers, no matter what their size or vertical sector, can implement
to quickly address any issues in this area. SGS will also be able to highlight how training and certification can make a
positive difference to how a business operates.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a
network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.