Whether we talk about mental health or not, we know that at this time in our organisations 1 in 4 of us is experiencing a mental health difficulty. Mental ill-health is not a barrier to effective working, in fact work is often part of people’s wellness strategy and their recovery. In the workplace some people may be managing a mental health difficulty well while others may need some support to continue to fully contribute and fulfil their potential.
One of the biggest obstacles to managing our mental health, supporting others experiencing a mental health difficulty and providing an organisational culture that is responsive to the needs of its people, is fear – fear of disclosure, fear of stigma, fear of being treated differently and fear of making things worse.
To address these important issues and look at mental health for our own benefit and that of our organisations, Ibec is hosting a breakfast briefing for employers onJune 3rd.
The morning will begin with a keynote address from Dr Claire Hayes, Director of Aware on mental health and resilience in the workplace. This will be followed by an employer panel discussion with colleagues from Vodafone, Obama Plaza and Core Media who are engaged in excellent practices around mental health and well-being in their workplaces to offer practical suggestions and their experiences. Ibec will also launch its updated guide “Mental Health and Wellbeing – A line manager’s guide” on the morning.
Date: June 3rd 2016 at Ibec, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
Time: 8.00am breakfast, 8.30am start, 10.30am close
We have had a lot of interest already expressed in event attendance and places are limited. To book a place go to www.ibec.ie/0/goodtotalk and join us for a morning of networking and sharing of best practice.
Thursday, 26 May 2016