Jelf Workshop – “Mental health in the workplace”: Booking now…

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Please note:  This event is now fully booked.  Keep watching this blog for news of our other events throughout 2017!

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The financial impact for employers of failing to address mental health issues in the workplace are many, and include increased employee absence, reduced productivity, lower morale, and even legal challenges.  So this is an area that employers should be looking to actively address, yet many organisations lack the confidence to tackle this difficult area of employee management.

So we have decided to dedicate an entire workshop to this key issue.  Our expert speaker line-up will be chaired by Steve Herbert and includes:

  • Andrew Potterton (of Employee Benefits insurer UNUM) will provide a pragmatic look at the actions employers can take to better support employees with workplace mental health.
  • Employment Law expert Matt Jenkin will round off our event with an insightful look at managing mental health in the workplace from a legal perspective.

Our venue for this important workshop is the private Terrace Room at the Museum of London.  The museum boasts an unrivalled collection of interactive and interesting exhibits charting the story of the city from pre-history through to the modern day.  All delegates will have free access to the museum after the event.  Items to look out for include a model of the great fire of London, a recreated Victorian Walk, and the famous Lord Mayor’s State Coach.  The venue is centrally located and just a few minutes’ walk from public transport links.

Seminar details:

  • Date:  Thursday 23rd February 2017
  • Timings:  Coffee & registration 09:30; Event commences 10:00; Concludes 11:10
  • Location:  The Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 1 hour of CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!* (including post event venue access)

*All bookings are subject to our usual event terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here:  Jelf Events: Terms and Conditions of acceptance

Agenda:      

09:30  Registration, coffee and networking

10:00  Welcome and Housekeeping

10:10  Employee Benefits:  “The workplace and mental health”

The financial impact for employers of failing to address mental health issues in the workplace are many, and include increased employee absence, reduced productivity, lower morale and even legal challenges.  So this is an area that employers should be looking to actively address, yet many organisations lack the confidence to tackle this difficult area of employee management.

We therefore welcome our topic expert Andrew Potterton of insurer UNUM to provide a truly pragmatic look at what actions employers can take to better support their employees in this vital area.  Andrew will look at areas as diverse as corporate culture, skill sets and line manager issues.  He will also look at the differences between industry sectors. Case studies will be included.

Speaker:   Andrew Potterton, Head of Proposition Development, UNUM

 10:40  Employment Law:  “The do’s and don’ts of managing mental health in the workplace”

With mental health problems estimated to cost employers in the UK £30 billion a year through lost production, recruitment, and absence, the effective management of mental health issues in the workplace is a key issue for many employers.  Matt Jenkin, Employment partner at Moorcrofts will look at the key points for effective management including removing the stigma of mental health problems, early detection, understanding the problem, training for line managers and the importance of reasonable adjustments.  An important and necessary session for all.

Speaker:  Matt Jenkin, Employment Partner, Moorcrofts LLP

11:00  Closing comments

11:10  Event concludes/ Optional FREE access to The Museum of London for all delegates!

Due to the number of topics to be covered, the level of detail may vary.  Speakers will focus on the subject areas that are topical and most likely to be relevant at the time of the seminar

 

So how do I book a place?

If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email: steve.herbert@jelfgroup.com

…with the following details for each delegate…

    • Full name
    • Job title
    • Company name
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
    • Please add “The Museum of London” to the subject line of your email

All of our 2016 London events were sold out – so early booking is strongly recommended, particularly as this event is a smaller workshop so the maximum number of delegates is very limited.  Places will therefore be allocated on a strictly first come, first served, basis only.

I do hope that you are able to join us.

Best regards

Steve

Wellbeing at WorkInternationalProtection/RiskWorkplace Pensions and SavingsWorkplace Benefits Platform

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About the author

Steve Herbert is an award-winning thought leader on Pensions and Employee Benefit issues. His principal aim is better communicating the value and usage of employee benefits to employers. This he has achieved through many (highly successful) seminar series over the last decade, and his regular and widely read blog posts on the subject.
He also acts as a judge in HR and Employee Benefits industry awards, article writer, and product innovator. Steve is a regular contributor to DWP forums and compulsive responder to formal Government Consultations on pension and employee benefit issues. He is occasionally accused of making employee benefits interesting.