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Recognising mental health problems in the workplace and what you as a manager need to do

Jul 5 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 am

Join us at July’s First Friday Breakfast network event, led by Dave Thompson, Director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd as he presents ‘recognising mental health problems in the workplace and what you as a manager need to do.’

The aim of the workshop:

  • To be able to recognise behaviours that may demonstrate that a person is struggling
  • To understand your role as a Manager when working with employee’s who have mental health problems

The World Health Organisation estimates that by 2020, depression will become the second most important cause of disability in the world. Whatever the causes of increased mental illness, the reality is that it had become so common that people at work will inevitably have to deal with it in themselves, their colleagues or managers.

Line managers and colleagues in the front line can make the biggest difference in the field of mental health at work. Reacting appropriately to signs of distress, maintaining contact with people who may be off work due to illness and constructing practical return to work plans for those recovering from mental health problems are the simple things that can prove job saving, money saving and sometimes even life saving.

Heather and her team have over 130 year’s collective experience in the NHS in the treatment and management of mental health and can help people to manage their stress and mental health problems. They also facilitate workshops, training sessions and groups in a range of areas such as managing stress at work, emotional awareness, worry and sleep.

They can advise managers and staff members on workplace issues such as team building, stress at work, bullying and harassment and mental health issues. They are trained by ACAS in workplace mediation, to help impartially resolve any conflicts in the workplace.

We can guarantee this 45 minute session will not disappoint and you will leave with crucial knowledge regarding mental health and what you can do to help.

We’ll have our usual selection of refreshments including bacon and sausage sandwiches to help ease you into the weekend and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to network with fellow Business Village residents and visitors from the wider Barnsley business community.

Doors open at 08.15 for formal networking and refreshments and presentation to start at 08.30.