During these uncertain times, it is important to monitor your staff's mental health. This online event will help you understand how to manage mental health within the workplace.
With one in four adults experience mental health issues and at an estimated cost to business of £43m a year, there has never been a more important time to look after the mental health of your employees.
This online panel event will discuss the importance of managing mental health and includes guest speakers:
- Alison Baker, Corporate Partnerships Co-ordinator at Mind in Somerset.
Alison will be exploring what mental health is, the good and bad, its prevalence and impact on business, the steps that can be taken to address mental health in the workplace and further support opportunities. Her role at Mind in Somerset is to liaise with business to raise awareness and to encourage employers to take a proactive approach to promote good mental health in the workplace.
- Darren Wilson, Transformation Director for the Maritime Mission Systems Business and Site Director for Thales UK Limited
Darren will uncover the impact Thales is seeing within the workplace as a result of signing the Time to Change pledge - what has changed, what effect this has had on the workforce and the company and how Thales is continuing to learn, and act on that learning, in particular with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic given the changes we are all experiencing. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology. He is also a qualified workplace Mental Health First Aider and an Executive Coach who is continuing his coach development towards Senior Practitioner.
- Adrian Poole, Head of Employment, Medical and Care and a partner at Porter Dodson
Through his short talk, Adrian will seek to reassure employers that there are practical steps which can be taken to support the individual and avoid employment tribunal claims. Be prepared for an approach which is not typical of your average lawyer! Adrian?s background is in Employment Law and HR. He advises both employers and employees, in recent years he has become increasingly concerned at the apparent disconnect between the law and best practice when it comes to mental health issues.
Hosted by Somerset Chamber via Zoom, this event offers the opportunity for you to understand the importance of mental health and take away key tips on implementing a mental health strategy as workers return to the 'new normal'.
Mind in Somerset was formed in 2018 following a merger of South Somerset and Taunton Minds
groups making it one of the larger charities in Somerset. Delivering services directly to those experiencing mental health issues while also having a role in raising awareness of mental health in the community, education and in business.
Thales serves five keys sectors: aerospace, apace, ground transportation, digital identity and security and defence and security.
World-class technology, the combined expertise of 80,000 employees and operations in 68 countries have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe.
Porter Dodson are a leading regional law firm, used to helping clients from all walks of life, some of whom require specialist advice and support around mental health matters. The firm?s multi-disciplinary Care Team, amongst other work, seeks solutions to the challenges presented by mental health issues in the areas of capacity, social services funding and the workplace.