Explore solutions to tackling mental ill-health at work
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Depression or anxiety affects one in six people at any given time, but research shows only a quarter of those get medical help. Discussing mental health issues is unfortunately still heavily stigmatised despite numerous awareness raising campaigns of recent years. The stigma makes it difficult for anyone suffering mental ill health to share their condition with their employer – and for the employer to effectively support people suffering from mental health problems. Additionally some people neither know, nor believe, they have a mental health problem, and would not attach that label to their symptoms.
With mental ill health costing the economy an estimated £40bn through lost production, sick pay and NHS treatment, employers must take action. Organisational culture, management practices and staff attitudes are central to providing an appropriate milieu of early detection and support. The government’s New Horizons strategy will go some way in supporting employers in this journey and there are key lessons to be learned from this.
But the real solution to tackling mental ill health at work effectively is about sensible management and intervention, creating enhanced understanding and awareness of mental wellbeing, equality and fairness based on open communication and inclusion – all reducing the potential for discrimination, stigma, preventing relapse and maintaining effectiveness at work. It is a common myth that people with mental health problems are not effective at work. Many will be extremely effective and their condition will remain unknown. Knowing how to create the conditions to maintain this situation is a vital part of your strategy for maintaining the mental health of your organisation.
This workshop provides the opportunity to share your particular organisational issues surrounding the management of mental health at work with colleagues and a subject expert and take away some ‘new ways of doing things’.
Dr Diane Hodgson, Director of Coaching and Management Development - has been a trainer and facilitator for the past 20 years, designing and running training and consultancy projects in a wide range of organisational, management and personal development areas. Diane is also Head of JSB’s coaching practice. She has a BA in Psychology, an MSc and Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies.
She is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. In addition to training and consultancy projects, Diane has a private psychotherapy practice, and is a qualified clinical supervisor. She is a therapist with one of the national employee assistance programmes, where she works with individuals affected by, or preparing to return to work following, mental health, trauma, and various stress-related problems.
Diane trains people in understanding mental health diagnoses and the impact of personality styles. Diane designed and delivers several of JSB’s HR strategy seminars.
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