Virtually every UK business is touched by what has been described as an epidemic affecting the very heart of the economy, and it’s costing businesses £100m every year.
Staff mental health, which includes workplace stress, anxiety and depression, is taking up an ever-increasing amount of time for those responsible for managing staff absence. Legally there should be no distinction between physical and psychological illness, but mental illness is one of the most difficult issues employers must handle. Mishandling a mental health problem could trigger a constructive dismissal claim and may also lead to a claim for disability discrimination and personal injury.
To take you through best practice in this crucial and rapidly developing area of risk, we are bringing together representatives from employment law experts Schofield Sweeney and mental health risk managers, Marsh. Our speakers will facilitate a discussion about this hot topic and provide a wide perspective on the key issues involved and give key insights about what is expected of employers, what you can do to promote a healthy and happy workforce and what is necessary to comply with your duty of care towards employees.
By the end of this seminar you should be able to understand:
- the importance of mental health at work
- common causes of mental ill health
- how mental health impacts on an employee’s working life
- the early signs of mental ill health and how to respond
- how to manage your employee’s mental health
- How to assess risk – employee engagement survey
- Strategies to reduce risk – policies, procedures and training
Our seminars are designed for those who manage employees and are an excellent networking opportunity.
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Clients on our HELP or Just Teach retainers are entitled to two free places at each seminar. If this applies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.