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Partner Workshop: Tackling Mental Health in the Workplace

Thursday, 15 October 2009
08:30 - 11:00
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London

Organisations large and small in Britain are affected by mental distress and ill health in the workforce. At any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress. The total cost to employers of mental health problems among their staff is estimated at nearly £26 billion each year. That is equivalent to £1,035 for every single employee in the UK workforce.  With the country in the midst of a recession, members of the workforce are under ever more pressure.

Increasingly employers seek different and practical ways to address this important aspect of employee health and wellbeing.  The big question is what practically can be done?  This event will look at what organisations can do from a practical perspective about addressing mental health problems in the workplace.

This event is an opportunity to learn from The Work Foundation’s thinking and findings in this area and to hear about a range of perspectives (i.e. a small/medium sized organisation, a large organisation, and a mental health charity) in order to provide practical advice for organisations,  line managers, and individuals.  


  • Helen Lockett, Associate Director - Employment Programme, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health
  • Dr Catherine Kilfedder, Group Heath Advisor, British Telecom
  • Una Mills, HR Business Partner, The Pensions Regulator
  • Stephen Bevan, Managing Director, The Work Foundation
  • Michelle Mahdon, Programme Leader - Health & Wellbeing, The Work Foundation

To reserve your place on this event, please email the partnership team at and include your name, company, job title, email address and telephone number. If you have any questions about your partnership, please call 020 7976 3512.

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