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Let’s Talk Mental Health in the Workplace - Thirsk

CIPD North Yorkshire Branch

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 from 10:45 to 12:15 (BST)

Let’s Talk Mental Health in the Workplace - Thirsk

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The event will start immediately our first event of the day - our Employment Law Update at approximately 1045 and will end at approximately 1215* (please note the end time is dependent on volume of questions).

We are thankful to our Thirsk partners Harrowells for their support of this event.

If you would like to join both events and have not yet booked a place on the Employment Law update you can do so at:


"Every organisation in Britain is affected by mental distress and ill health in the workforce. At any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress.

91 million days are lost each year due to mental health problems. The total cost to employers is estimated at nearly £35 billion each year. That is equivalent to £1,300 for every employee in the UK workforce. (Figures updated 2017)

Simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace should enable employers to save 30% or more of these costs - at least £8 billion a year. (Ref:"

Focussed on providing practical knowledge and support, this seminar will give information and guidance for HR Professionals and Line Managers on how to help manage Mental Health in the workplace.

Those attending will gain an understanding of what support is available, e.g. EAP, Critical Incident, Workplace Mediation and Training services; and, through the use of Case Studies, the seminar will provide an insight into approaching mental health issues and how to engage talking therapies. Alongside the speakers' input there will also be a Q&A opportunity for attendees to ask for general guidance on issues from a HR practitioner experienced in this issue.


Since 1993 Mind Matters Counselling and Mediation have supported over 32,000 clients nationwide. With a network of over 600 counselling, CBT and mediator professionals supporting corporate and private clients they are one of the UK’s largest independent counselling and mediation service providers. Mind Matters specialises in delivering results-driven, cost-effective services to businesses across the country.

David Leckie has over 25 years’ experience both as a counsellor and a mediator. He is the founder (1993) and CEO of Mind Matters - his specific additional responsibilities are to head up the workplace mediation and online counselling support functions of the organisation.

Julie Hughes has over 18 years' experience as a counsellor and covers a broad scope of services, including CBT and EMDR. In addition to her work with Mind Matters, Julie has been involved in a number of noteworthy nationwide initiatives focused on providing a better service for organisations and employees. These initiatives include being the founder (2011) of BACP’s Northern Trauma Networking Group and (since 2012) being an executive member to the BACP Workplace Division and also a member of the ERG for workplace counselling competencies. In October 2018 Julie was elected to be Chair for the BACP Workplace Division - in this role she is continues to build awareness of appropriate and best practice for workplace counselling in the national arena.


This is a free event for both CIPD and non-CIPD Members. Business Owners/Managers are very welcome to book. 


This event is free to attend, however, we do reserve the right to charge a £10 no-show fee for those who are unable to attend who do not contact us with apologies (except in exceptional circumstances). 

All of our branch events are organised by volunteers who give up their time freely to provide CPD opportunities for others in North Yorkshire, events are funded through branch funds, and our speakers (who at most receive expenses only) give up their time freely to prepare and present their sessions. With this in mind, if you do book on an event and find you’re no longer able to attend – please email and give your apologies to those involved with the event – we really do appreciate this, especially in advance where possible as this might allow us to avoid catering wasteage, but if it’s an unavoidable last minute cancellation we’d still like to hear from you.

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