Date/Time
Date(s) - 20th March 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Businesses across Somerset are invited to attend an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace.

Recent research shows that employees in only 37% of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) would tell their employer if a mental health issue was the reason for an unplanned absence.

The workshops, from March to June 2017 and held in venues across the county, are being run by Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service in partnership with New Leaf Life Design, a Taunton-based accredited counselling provider, and Mindful Employer, an initiative run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. The aim of these sessions is to raise awareness of mental health conditions in the workplace and to help employers understand the issues and get the right balance between supporting their staff and meeting the needs of their organisation. The sessions will also help employers provide support networks, information, and to create a working environment where staff members can feel more able to talk about mental health issues.

These events are for employers only.

Tickets are £15 + VAT per person per session.

We are delighted to offer 20 free invitations for businesses referred via or working with the Growth Hub.

Please join the team on one of the following dates:

Monday 20th March – The Old Ship Aground, Minehead / Being aware of mental health at work

Monday 27th March – Highbridge Enterprise Centre, Highbridge / How to stay well at work

Monday 10th April – The Lighthouse, Frome / Developing Emotional Resilience in yourself and your workplace

Tuesday 25th April – Red Brick Building, Glastonbury / How to create a safe not scary workplace around mental health

Tuesday 17th May – Yeovil Golf Club, Yeovil / How to be a Mindful Employer

Thursday 29th June – COACH (Centre for Outdoor Activities and Community Hub), Taunton / How to manage change and uncertainty in your life transitions

You can find more information about this event here: http://www.newleaf.uk.com/corporate-eap-counselling-services-somerset/mindful-employer-somerset-project/

If you would like to attend, please confirm your attendance by either applying online above, emailing tsadvice@devon.gov.uk , or contacting 01392 383000 and asking for “Buy With Confidence Events” when prompted.  If you have any questions about the sessions, please do not hesitate to contacting Lee Taylor on 01392 383000.

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