Partner Roundtable: Mental Health and Work
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
09:00 - 12:00
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD
Given the estimate that nearly one in six employees will experience a mental health condition, the need for employers to proactively address mental health in the workplace is growing. Supporting an employee with a mental health condition to be both healthy and productive in the workplace and creating work environments that facilitate disclosure (thus opening the door to support provision) is a common challenge for line managers. For many employers, a lack of action is less about reluctance to provide support and more about the concern that they will do it wrong. There is a lot of support available for employers, and many examples of good practice in dealing with specific situations which we will discuss at this workshop.
Karen Steadman, researcher at the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation, lead this practical, peer to peer roundtable exploring the effective management of mental health problems in the workplace.
This was an interactive session for partners to share challenges and good practice on creating mentally healthy organisations and reducing stigma and discrimination where they could:
• Share practical examples about how we can equip employers and managers in supporting employees with mental health issues.
• Find out how other organisations are working to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
• Look at mental health strategies employers can adopt that encourage open dialogue and facilitate disclosure.
• Share insights around managing individuals and managing complaints.
Claire Wornham-Fellows (Remploy) and Emma Mamo (Mind) provided guidance around what best practice and where you can go for support.
The full presentation is available here
This roundtable was exclusively for partners. If you would like to find out more about it please email Neil Child-Dyer firstname.lastname@example.org
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