It is estimated that one in four of us will suffer mental ill-health at some point during our careers and absences for stress, depression and anxiety have been steadily on the rise in recent years.
However, ongoing stigmas and preconceptions about mental health can mean employees with mental health problems are not properly supported and their absence is not effectively managed, which then directly affects productivity, attendance levels and customer service.
In this seminar, we will offer advice and guidance on how to support employees who are suffering from mental ill-health, discuss your legal obligations towards employees with mental health conditions, and give you some practical tips on how you might promote employee wellbeing.
At the seminar, we will hear from:
Joanna is a senior associate in the Employment team and will address the following legal issues:
- When does a mental health condition become a disability?
- Adjustments – what is ‘reasonable?
- Dealing with absence and performance issues when an employee is suffering from mental ill-health.
Hannah is a mindful employer coordinator at Leeds Mind and will share her experience on how to be a “Mindful Employer” which will include:
- how to embed good practice on positive mental health in the workplace;
- making ‘employee wellbeing’ sustainable; and
- getting the communications right and signposting to support services.
Helen is head of HR at Clarion and will share practical tips for promoting wellbeing by way of a case study of what we are doing at Clarion (following the introduction of our ‘Wellbeing Month’ in January 2018).
When? Thursday 3 May 2018
Where? Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds LS1 2TW
8.30am Registration and breakfast
10.30am Seminar to close and networking
To reserve your place or if you have any questions regarding the event please contact Laura Courbet on 0113 336 3348 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.