Engaging men in workplace conversations around mental health

If you are a senior leader in HR, D&I, training or a department head looking to improve attitudes and behaviour around mental health within your organisation, you may be interested in our upcoming Breakfast Briefing and Taster session.

Friday 30th November, 2018 from 8:45am until 12:00pm 
Ortus Learning & Events Centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, Camberwell, SE5 8SN

Men, in general, are less likely to feel comfortable talking about or seeking support for mental health issues than their female colleagues, particularly in the workplace.

The data around men’s mental health is stark. In the latest  Business in the Community survey, Mental Health at Work, 38% of men had not sought help for the last mental health condition that they encountered, compared to 23% of women and, not surprisingly, 13% more women said that they had received a formal diagnoses of a mental health condition, compared to 25% of men.  We also know that mental health issues are a significant risk factor for suicide, which despite a national fall is still the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, and men account for more than two-thirds of all UK suicides.

In this briefing session we will explore some of the data points around workplace mental health, with a particular focus on the differences between men and women and look how we can engage more men with approaches that change attitudes and behaviour, removing the stigma around mental health to encourage more open conversations.  We will hear from workplace experts on their insights and experience around this topic, including how personally, and from an organisational perspective, they address the issue and the positive impact this has had on employee engagement and performance.

The briefing will be followed by a taster session of our Workplace Mental Health Training. This is an introduction to our facilitated training which is suitable for individuals at all levels within an organisation to understand, manage and promote mental health.  This session is suitable for individuals who are interested in finding out more about how to improve the way mental health is managed in their organisation. There is no charge for this event, however events are always over subscribed and as a small community interest company, unfortunately this means that we can only accept bookings from individuals, in relevant roles, representing organisations who may be interested in working with us in the future.  The session will finish at 12:00pm.

If you would like to attend this session please email team@mhaw.uk.com with your :

Name / Job Title / Company / Website / Telephone Number

You can find full details of the training and consultancy services offered by Mental Health at Work by visiting our website.

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