Mental health problems are the leading cause of sickness absence. According to the Mental Health Foundation a staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year.
Working conditions and environment can have a huge impact on mental health and, equally, someone’s mental health can have a significant impact on their ability to perform well in their job.
Whether you work alone, as part of a small team or in a big corporate, it’s important that you can recognise the signs of stress, pressure and mental ill health in yourself – and in others around you.
May 13th to 19th is Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.
In this workshop, award-winning training company Ajuda will explore how the pressures of setting up and running your own business and the pressures of the workplace can contribute to mental illness. We will learn how to recognise the signs, how to respond when we see them in ourselves and others, and how to be more compassionate and supportive to those with a mental health problem.
And as it’s good to talk, we’ll round off the session with the chance to network over a coffee.
1000: Arrival and Registration.
1045 – 1145: Workshop: Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace – why it’s good to talk, with Ajuda.
1145 – 1215: Coffee and Networking.
WHEN:17th May 2019 – 10:00 – 12:15
WHERE:Cardiff – NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Hub