Thursday 29 November 2018
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Mental health is a hot topic. MIND, the mental health charity, estimate that 1:4 people will suffer a mental health problem each year. That’s 25% of the workforce.
Increased media coverage means that employees are more aware of their own mental health, their legal rights, and the responsibilities of their employer. Equally, employers are more aware of mental health issues within the workplace – even if they are not entirely sure how to handle them.
What is “stress” and is it a reason to be absent from work? Is there a distinction between absence for “stress” and “workplace stress”? What can an employer do to reduce incidences of work related stress, and manage employees who, by virtue of mental health conditions, may not be capable of performing their role.
The workshop will discuss key areas of concern and provide practical building blocks to guide employers in managing mental health in the workplace.
- Managing allegations of (and absence for) work related stress.
- An employer’s duty of care for the mental health of its workforce.
- Managing sickness absence – short term persistent absence and longer term.
- Capability procedures and dismissals.
- Doctors reports and how to obtain the information required.
- Disability Discrimination and “reasonable adjustments”
To ensure maximum benefit places are limited and on a strictly first come first served basis.
Light refreshments and breakfast will be provided.