Mental health in the workplace

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Start: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 @ 9:00 BST (08:00 GMT)

End: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 @ 10:30 BST (09:30 GMT)

What are the best policies & practices for supporting employees’ mental wellbeing?

By positively managing and supporting employees’ mental wellbeing, employers can ensure that staff perform to their potential – and this allows the organisation to achieve peak performance. With stress and poor mental health costing businesses billions each year through reduced productivity, high turnover and sickness absence, it’s in the interests of every employer to take a proactive approach to promoting good mental health at work.

And right now this couldn’t be more important. We know that the mental health impact of coronavirus has been significant for employees – over a quarter of people in full-time employment told Mind that their mental health was poor during the crisis. Many people are having to adjust to new ways of working because of coronavirus. Whether working from home, working in a difficult environment, or not working at all, most peoples’ jobs have changed in the last few months and will continue to do so as we face continued uncertainty. There has never been a more critical time to invest in the mental health and wellbeing of staff.

Mind has played a pivotal role in raising awareness of workplace wellbeing and helping to dissipate the stigma surrounding mental health. Join Emma to hear advice for how organisations can effectively support staff experiencing stress or mental health problems and boost the wellbeing of each and every member of staff during these challenging times.

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About the speaker

Emma is currently Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind. Emma joined Mind in 2007 and, since 2010, has led Mind’s campaigning for mentally healthy workplaces – playing a pivotal role in thought leadership to position mental health in the workplace as a key priority for employers and Government.

Emma has led culture change through engagement with employers, health and safety professionals, HR audiences and Government on mental health in the workplace and back-to-work support for people with mental health problems. She also supports networks of employers and stakeholders to share best practice and develop business-to-business peer support.

Emma’s prior role at Mind was as Policy and Campaigns Manager of the Social Inclusion and Rights team, leading on promoting social inclusion and upholding the human rights of people with mental health problems across the following areas: employment; benefits and welfare reform; debt and poverty; access to the criminal justice system; and equality and discrimination law. During this time, Emma led Mind’s successful national campaigns ‘Taking care of business: mental health at work’ and ‘In the red: debt and mental health’, both achieving awards and recognition for impact and innovation.

Emma has worked in the disability sector since 2005 and previously worked for Mencap, the learning disability charity.

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