About this event
- 28th Apr 2021
- 9:30 am - 10:30 am
A year on since restrictions and lockdowns began, we know that every organisation and school and the wider economy has been affected by COVID-19. But did you know that mental health is estimated to cost the UK economy £70-100bn every year? Break that down per organisation and it’s a sizeable sum.
Staff mental health, which includes workplace stress, anxiety and depression, is taking up an ever increasing amount of time for those responsible for managing staff absence. Legally, there should be no distinction between physical and psychological illness, but mental illness is one of the most difficult issues employers must handle.
Mishandling a mental health problem could trigger a constructive dismissal claim and may also lead to a claim for disability discrimination and personal injury.
In this webinar, which is part of our wellbeing week, we will look at how to manage the difficult issues, the risks to employers if they get it wrong, and how to avoid costly mistakes. We’ll also be joined by Kate Goldring of Leeds Mind, who will outline some of the current mental health challenges for people managers to be aware of and the scale of the problem, which has been compounded by the pandemic.
This event is not open to freelance HR professionals or recruitment agencies.