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Attend Promoting and Improving Mental Health in the Workplace as a standalone one-day training course, or book onto the The National Workplace Health & Wellbeing Conference 2019 to receive a discount when booking onto the training course. Contact [email protected] for more information

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09:15 - 16:15
Wednesday 09 October 2019
Central London
Overview
Agenda
Speaker Bios

For a limited time we are offering 10% discounts for the first 8 delegates on the course. To take advantage of this discount, enter code S62P74F when completing your booking.

Mental ill health costs employers in the UK £30 billion every year through lost production, recruitment and absence. Work related stress and mental health are some of the main causes of long and short term absence from work in manual and non-manual workers.

Media campaigns say one in four of us will experience poor mental health at some point in our lives. But the reality is we all have mental health all the time.  It is therefore of critical importance that employers take steps to promote positive mental health in the workplace and adequately support those experiencing mental ill health.

This training course will equip you with strategic approaches, the necessary tools, information and understanding of the causes of mental ill health. It will prepare you to support and manage your staff and help create a healthy and productive working environment.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the common condition and current thinking around mental health at work – from a cost, legal and human point of view
  • Find out how you can review your workplace wellbeing approach and create an evidence-based strategy that will suit your employees
  • Gain insight into the tools and support processes that really work (and those that don’t)
  • Discuss wellbeing challenges, share experiences and good practice and create a plan for where you work

Trainer 

Tom Oxley, Workplace Mental Health SpecialistBamboo Mental Health

Tom is a workplace mental health specialist. He has reviewed more than 30 organisations and interviewed 250 people with lived experience of mental ill-health. He trains leaders, managers and general staff in mental health awareness.

Mr Oxley has worked with Mind, Mindful Employer (NHS), Time to Change and runs www.Bamboomentalhealth.co.uk – a specialist consultancy helping employers help employees. He has worked with clients including DFID, Cadbury, CEFAS, Cambridge University and Norwich City Council.

Time
Session Title
09:15
Registration
09:45
Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

Tom Oxley, Workplace Mental Health SpecialistBamboo Mental Health

10:00
Recognising and Understanding Mental Health Symptoms and Causes – The Big Picture
  • Challenging misconceptions and stigma surrounding mental health – myths and reality
  • Understanding the most common mental health conditions and recognising certain workplace situations that may trigger mental health issues in your staff
  • Discussing work related stress and beyond: from HSE to me
  • Making the business case for supporting mental wellbeing in a workplace
11:15
Morning Beak
11:30
Creating a Better Working Environment to Help Prevent Mental Health Issues and Raise Productivity
  • Examining your organisational culture and reviewing your workplace practice – how it is done
  • Reading the results – analysing and discussing real life case studies and examples
  • Organising the beehive – creating an internal strategy to manage mental health in the workplace
12:45
Lunch
13:30
Workshop: Effectively Managing and Supporting Staff with Mental Health Issues

Including 15 minutes afternoon coffee break

  • Supporting employees through their wellbeing journey – before, during and after absence
  • Having a safe conversation with someone about their mental health
  • Planning for and talking about suicide at work
  • Implementing the Mental Health First Aid in the workplace – discussing the research on effectiveness, and best practice application
  • Brilliant tools for managers at ANY level, including Wellbeing Action Plans, wonderful 1-2-1s and workplace adjustments
16:00
Feedback, Evaluation & Close

*Programme subject to change

Tom Oxley

Workplace Mental Health Specialist, Bamboo Mental Health

Tom is a workplace mental health specialist. He has reviewed more than 30 organisations and interviewed 250 people with lived experience of mental ill-health. He trains leaders, managers and general staff in mental health awareness.

Mr Oxley has worked with Mind, Mindful Employer (NHS), Time to Change and runs www.Bamboomentalhealth.co.uk – a specialist consultancy helping employers help employees. He has worked with clients including DFID, Cadbury, CEFAS, Cambridge University and Norwich City Council.