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Attitudes to mental health in the workplace

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Fred Perry Conference Suite 1

Stockport Town Hall

70 Edward Street

SK1 3UR

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A broken leg is acceptable but is anxiety?

Although we talk about mental health issues more freely than we used to, there is still a serious lack of understanding around mental health both in and out of the workplace.

While many of us may openly voice our advocacy for the de-stigmatization of mental health, how many of us, if faced with a personal mental health issue, would truly be willing to share our condition with our employers? Just last year, in an online healthtalk.org discussion, when asked about the reasons behind keeping mental health issues ‘under the carpet’, one mother sadly wrote that her husband had decided their son should not go to a psychiatric hospital for fear of jeopardising his future career.

In the workplace, many may fear that talking about a mental health condition could have an adverse effect on their reputation, by covering up mental health problems, it can be hard for an employer to provide timely and adequate support. Ultimately, the very act of keeping quiet about a mental health condition may have more detrimental effects on a person’s ability to fulfil their role or in the example above, by failing to take necessary action (for fear of stigmatisation) it’s likely that the father jeopardised his son’s chances of managing his condition. These are clear examples of our perception of employer attitudes towards mental health.

We all have health both physical and mental. Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being influence how we think, feel, behave and how we handle stressful situations, interact with others and make choices.

During this event we will

  • examine and provide useful insights into the meaning of mental health for employers, employees and the economy

  • explore the mental health spectrum (within which we all exist) and where various metal health conditions fall within the spectrum

  • discuss how recognition of, and support for, mental health conditions can impact on individuals and those around them.


Speaker's background : Katie Bancroft

Katie Bancroft is the founder of Talent HR - Delivering HR and recruitment solutions to fast growing SMEs. Psychology graduate and certified instructor for mental health first aid England.

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18:00 - 18:30 - Pre-event registration, networking & refreshments
18:30 - 19:30 - Interactive Update
19:30 - 20:30 - Q&A, wrap-up & close




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