Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

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Introduction

Mental ill-health is responsible for 30%-50% of all long-term sickness absence and disability amongst the working population in the UK. Around 20% of the working age population suffer from some form of mental illness which is estimated to cost employers in the UK around £30billion per annum. It is also likely that around half of us will suffer from a period of poor mental health at some point in our lives.

This course will encourage delegates to consider their approach to mental health and how they can support a move to a collaborative and supportive culture in the workplace which removes the stigma often attached to mental ill-health. 

Who is it for?

Anyone who has a responsibility to manage others.

What will the session cover?

  • The legal framework and the employers responsibilities
  • How to support employees who may be suffering from mental ill-health
  • What the term “mental ill-health” covers
  • How to consider situations on a case by case basis
  • Early intervention steps you could take

Benefits of attending - You will be able to:

  • Understand the issues affecting your employees and consider appropriate support
  • Intervene early when required
  • Recognise factors within your establishment which may be impacting on your employee’s mental health
  • Consider appropriate workplace strategies which may reduce absenteeism as a result of mental ill-health

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