Event: Establishing a Mentally Healthy Workplace During and Post-Covid 19 Online Conference

Date: Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Time: 1400 – 1730

Location: Online

Website: https://bfi.co.uk/establishing-a-mentally-healthy-workplace-covid-19/

Organisers: Business Forums International Ltd.

Cost per attendee: £195 + VAT

(Special 25% discount available to the NHS – email registrations@bfi.co.uk from an NHS email address, and BFI will send you the code for you to register with.)

10% discount for CWH network using this code on BFI’s website: CWH10

 

Pre-Covid, establishing a mentally healthy workplace was already high on the boardroom agenda. How much more so now, with the almost endless list of stress and worry that this pandemic has brought to all.

 

A comprehensive virtual half-day interactive conference that combines the necessary medical, HR, risk mitigation, legal and operational elements into a robust management plan. In-depth expert presentations feature dedicated sessions to address delegate questions, challenges, and concerns. Full resources, including downloads, handouts and reference material will be provided.

 

Hear expert advice and case studies from: Acas, Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Strategic Wellbeing, Ipsos MORI and Conduit Associates

 

REGISTER:

Online –  https://bfi.co.uk/establishing-a-mentally-healthy-workplace-covid-19/ 

Phone – call 01983 861133

Email – registrations@bfi.co.uk

 

Full agenda below –

 

14:00 Welcome and introduction

Elizabeth Smith, Director of Research, Business Forums International Ltd. (BFI)

 

14:05 LEGAL OBLIGATIONS: WHAT EMPLOYERS MUST CONSIDER FOR A RETURN TO WORK

  • New directives and obligations
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Disability discrimination review
  • Relevant H&S legislation
  • Policy changes
  • Communicating those to the workforce

Eversheds Sutherland

 

14:30 POLICY AND PRACTICE UPDATE

  • Managing metal health disclosures
  • Understanding the new pressures on your workforce
  • Raising awareness of the signs: anxiety & stress, bereavement, substance misuse, DV
  • How to respond: ongoing support measures
  • Managing concerns and fears

Acas

 

15:00 Q&A session

 

15:15 Virtual tea break and delegate networking session

Don’t miss the chance to have a virtual cuppa with your fellow delegates. We will provide a networking room with interactive functions and the option to see and hear your peers. Swap war stories, examine possible solutions to the challenges you’re facing as employers or join the ‘what I wish I’d known’ debate.

Alternatively, take a break and have some fresh air, tutor the kids in maths or meditate for 30 minutes

 

15:45 UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON YOUR WORKFORCE: RISK MITIGATION FOR A HEALTHY RETURN

Understanding where obvious and hidden risks come from

  • Ensuring your messages are appropriate and clear: tone, facts and evidence
  • Practical strategies for managing traumatised staff: what employers can reasonably do
  • Lessons learned so far from lockdown

Sheena Thomson, Founder and Director, Conduit Associates

 

16:15 CASE STUDY: MANAGING A SAFE AND FAIR RETURN TO WORK: THE MENTAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

  • Identifying those who need help: effective communication and monitoring strategies during furlough
  • Remote working challenges: what do we need to look out for?
  • Specific Covid-related issues and potential
  • Returning to work: who needs to come back when, why and how
  • Extraordinary communication strategies: our story

Claire Timmins, HR Director, UK&I, Ipsos MORI

 

16:45 PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR A SAFE AND INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE

  • Team re-integration
  • Work-life balance
  • Supportive employer strategies: innovation to learn from
  • Effective communication

Mark Hashimi MSc MBACP UKCP CTA, Director, Strategic Wellbeing

 

17:30 End of conference