Artemis & Apollo – 24th September 2019
Mental Health “prevention is better than cure”
Our next Artemis and Apollo business mentoring event is on 24th September 2019 at Alexandra House, Swindon SN4 0QJ | 10am – 4pm.
Mental health in the workplace is an increasingly urgent issue which affects businesses of all sizes. In general, larger companies have in-house expertise and resources to create and implement company-wide mental health and wellbeing strategies. Smaller companies are usually less well equipped in both expertise and resource, and mental health awareness can be harder to discuss and support in a small team. The Employee Wellbeing Research 2018 study notes that wellbeing strategies increasingly tackle mental health, and although there is an increase in the number of companies having plans in place, only 15% of organisations have a defined mental health strategy.
There is a huge revolution in working practices, and “wellbeing” is becoming the solid underpinning that is needed to allow workforces to withstand these changes. Government reforms to push the wellbeing at work agenda, particularly around mental health, disabled workers and those with long-term health conditions were published in 2017. However, there is a gap between the vision set in the Government report Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability and what’s happening on the ground.
In larger organisations boardrooms have flagged mental health as a key concern and will be an important strand of wellbeing strategies going forward. Indeed, boards of directors are more concerned about mental wellbeing than any other form of wellbeing, so it is clearly a priority.
Another useful Government review is Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers.
Join us on 24 September for an insight into preventing mental health issues in the workplace.
Speaker: Kimberley Ellis, Community Therapeutic Services Manager.
Kim leads the Therapeutic Interventions Team at CAIS, a registered charity and leading voluntary sector provider of personal support services in Wales. She has worked for CAIS as a therapeutic interventions nurse since 2008, taking over the lead role in 2017 and is alsoacting manager for counselling services in North Wales.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Nursing (mental health) and EdA Substance Misuse degrees and is currently completing an ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management Development.
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