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Managing Mental Health Issues

15 Mar 2020

The Stats

According to research, work related stress, anxiety or depression now represents 44% of work-related ill health.

12.8 million working days were lost as a result of mental illness in 2018/19

This represents an estimated cost of £40 billion to UK employers each year.

This is a huge issue which is likely to affect most businesses.

Reducing The Risk

There are clear benefits of taking positive steps in relation to mental health. These include

  • Ensuring employee wellbeing
  • Reducing absence
  • Reducing mistakes and increasing performance levels
  • Improving working relationships between colleagues
  • Avoiding complaints or claims

Our Training

Hay & Kilner Employment Team are able to provide tailored training to help you manage mental health issues in your workplace and reduce the risk of claims.

What we will cover:

  • Causes of stress in the workplace
  • The warning signs of stress
  • Your legal duty to protect employees from stress at work
  • How to undertake a stress risk assessment
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  • The potential claims staff can make
  • Proactive management to prevent, or reduce, stress at work
  • What to do if an employee tells you they are suffering from stress
  • Other issues to consider, including disability & the menopause
  • Reasonable adjustments you can make to help
  • The formal process if needed – including absence management and return to work

This interactive management training session takes around 1.5 hours and can be delivered on your premises to a maximum of 15 people. The cost is £500 + VAT.

We can also provide tailored policies to help you manage issues, including Stress and Mental Wellbeing at Work Policy, Menopause Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.

For further details

If you would like to discuss managing mental health issues in your workplace, or like to book a training session, please contact Sarah Hall, Sarah Furness or call 0191 232 8345.