Supporting mental health in the workplace – getting the basics right

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Willis Towers Watson 51 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7DQ 

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Start: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 @ 8.30am (breakfast & registration from 8am)

End: End: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 @ 10.00am (networking to follow)

Workplace Health Movement Seminar

Tuesday 3 March 2020 @ 8.30am

Employers can find themselves overwhelmed by the complexity of managing mental health in the workplace: trying to navigate products and services on an evidence base that is still in its infancy. Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) have been working together to understand what works for managing mental health, and specifically, how to promote good people management through line manager mental health training.

Dr Michelle O’Sullivan and Dr Sally Wilson will be discussing new research that demonstrates what core topics line managers should have training on, the effectiveness of e-learning and face to face training, and how to embed learning throughout the organisation.

This session will help demystify the plethora of options available to give people a clear understanding of the building blocks necessary to support mental health in the workplace.


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Dr Michelle O’Sullivan – Mental Wellbeing Specialist, RSSB

Michelle is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and is the lead for mental wellbeing at the RSSB, with more than a decade’s experience working in mental health. Guided by the needs of the rail industry, her work focusses on the assessment and management of trauma and psychosocial hazards in the workplace. She is responsible for consolidating current industry practice, sharing knowledge about what works, and providing consultancy to the industry on mental wellbeing.

Dr Sally Wilson – Senior Research Fellow, IES

Sally has worked in workplace occupational health and safety research for 20 years. She recently led a large-scale study for the Rail Safety and Standards Board to evaluate line manager mental health training. She is currently leading work on the interface between mental health and HR practice for the Government’s Inclusive Economy Partnership and a review of employment rights for the European Cancer Patient Coalition. Other recent clients include Mind, the Epilepsy Society and the European Commission’s Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME).

**Please note this event is taking place at Willis Towers Watson 51 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7DQ – please bring photo ID.

C3 is partnering with RAND Europe to curate our series of workplace health seminars. These morning seminars will take place in prestigious venues across London and breakfast will be provided.

RAND Europe is an independent not-for-profit research organisation that helps to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.