Key Points
  • Identify early warning signs and address problems before they become severe
  • Support staff when issues emerge, creating reasonable accommodations, resolving performance concerns and managing successful return to works
  • Create an organisational culture that promotes positive mental health
Guest of Honour

James Jopling Executive Director for Scotland, Samaritans

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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Chaired by: Toni Guigliano, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Mental Health Foundation

  • Mairead Rowan, Workplace Officer, SeeMe
  • James Jopling, Executive Director for Scotland, Samaritans
  • Patricia Rodger, Community Collective Advocacy Development Worker, Advocard
  • Mark Hoskyns-Abrahall, Edinburgh Office Senior Partner, PWC
  • Sarah Kibblewhite, HC and Business Support Leader, PWC
  • Sharon Currie, Organisational Lead for Health and Work ServicesNHS Health Scotland
  • Professor Chris Williams, Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Mental Health & Wellbeing), University of Glasgow

      About the event:

      A major contributor to the increased levels of absence in the UK is the rise in mental health issues with the Farmer/Stevenson Review 2017, estimating the cost of poor mental health to employers at up to £42 billion annually.

      Business in the Community’s Mental Health at Work report found that 60% of employees had experienced a mental health issue in the prior year because of work. This includes everything from the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress and anxiety, through to more complex mental health conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

      Attend this briefing to learn about safeguarding staff wellbeing, address problems before they become severe, and support staff when issues do emerge. Improve your confidence in approaching distressed employees, creating reasonable accommodations, resolving performance concerns and managing an effective return to work. Learn how to create an organisational culture and environment that is conducive to positive mental health.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:00 - 09:10
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Toni Giugliano Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Mental Health Foundation

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09:10 - 09:35
Mental Health at Work - The National Picture

 
  • The Scottish Mental Health Strategy and Farmer / Stevenson Report
  • The work of NHS Scotland in supporting mental health at work

Speakers

Sharon Currie Organisational Lead for Health and Work Services, NHS Health Scotland

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09:35 - 09:40
Questions and Discussion

 

09:40 - 10:05
Mental Health at Work - Key challenges for Detection and Support

 
  • Encouraging detection and access to support
  • Hidden mental health needs
  • Causes of stresses in and outside work
  • Top tips for employers and employees - building a psychologically fit workplace

Speakers

Professor Chris Williams Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Mental Health and Wellbeing), University of Glasgow

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10:05 - 10:30
Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace Free of Stigma and Discrimination

 
  • Key steps to tackling stigma and discrimination in the workplace
  • The importance of having conversations in the workplace
  • Steps employers can take to set up the right conditions for positive conversations about mental health

Speakers

Mairead Rowan Workplace Officer, SeeMe

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10:30 - 10:40
Questions and Discussion

 

10:40 - 11:00
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:00 - 11:25
Supporting the Recovery Process

 
  • A personal experience: the best of times and the worst of times 
  • Finding resolution and reconciliation with an employee with a mental health condition/disability when things have gone wrong 
  • The added value of employees with a mental health condition/disability...and ways to value their unique contribution

Speakers

Patricia Rodger Community Collective Advocacy Development Worker, Advocard

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11:25 - 11:50
Implementing an Employee Mental Wellbeing Programme

 
  • Identifying and managing workplace stress
  • Creating healthier work environments
  • Empowering employees and motivating behaviour changes

Speakers

Mark Hoskyns-Abrahall Edinburgh Office Senior Partner, PWC

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Sarah Kibblewhite HC and Business Support Leader, PWC

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11:50 - 12:00
Questions and Discussion

 

12:00 - 12:25
Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

 

Speakers

James Jopling Executive Director for Scotland, Samaritans

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12:25 - 12:30
Questions and Discussion

 

12:30 - 12:30
Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Briefing

 

End

Speakers

Sharon Currie Organisational Lead for Health and Work Services, NHS Health Scotland

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Toni Giugliano Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Mental Health Foundation

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Mark Hoskyns-Abrahall Edinburgh Office Senior Partner, PWC

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James Jopling Executive Director for Scotland, Samaritans

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Sarah Kibblewhite HC and Business Support Leader, PWC

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Patricia Rodger Community Collective Advocacy Development Worker, Advocard

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Mairead Rowan Workplace Officer, SeeMe

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Professor Chris Williams Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Mental Health and Wellbeing), University of Glasgow

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Venue details

Apex Grassmarket Hotel 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh , EH1 2HS

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