Mental health and wellbeing is a hot topic. Even before the pandemic many organisations were starting to put in place mental health and wellbeing strategies. Post pandemic these are necessity and no longer a nice to have. The need to provide adequate support for employees has grown alongside their expectations of what an organisation should provide.
In this talk I am going to explain how to create effective, structured, long-term strategies for mental health; ones that will have a real impact on the health of employees. Too often I see well-intentioned activities and events cobbled together as ‘strategies’ but missing a clear vision and separate from other organisational systems, processes or policies.
We will cover the case for mental health at work and what is happening now post-pandemic. We will look at different types of mental health strategies and frameworks. We will discuss what good looks like in terms of developing a strategy, stakeholder engagement, the role of leaders in mental health and use of different health providers. I would be delighted to take questions on any of these topics and to help EAs and Chiefs of Staff understand their role in organisational mental health.
- The case for mental health and wellbeing at work; post-pandemic
- Understanding different mental health strategies and frameworks
- What good looks like – strategy, stakeholder management, the role of leaders using health providers