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Mental health/wellbeing seminars by WHLGNI

The Workplace Health Leadership Group Northern Ireland (WHLGNI) is collaborating with renowned mental health professionals, to share their knowledge and experiences when addressing employee mental wellbeing.

Running online during April and May the webinars build into a series on employee mental health, and aim to arm employers with the knowledge to identify, understand, and support employees who are struggling to cope.

The webinars will bring together influencers from the health & safety, occupational health, HR, wellbeing, occupational hygiene disciplines alongside employee champions, health and safety representatives and other employees with an interest in workplace health and wellbeing.

Starting with identifying the issues, the webinars cover managing home workers, mental health first aid, a practical example of how an organisation supports an employee through a mental ill health journey, and ends with the steps necessary to improve employees’ wellbeing.

The presenters are:

  • Marina McCully, Head of Service Development, Aware
  • Mental Wellbeing at Work Advisor Team, HSENI
  • Helen Gibson, Mental & Emotional Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Training, PHA
  • Rachael Power, Works Manager, Action Mental Health
  • Prof. Siobhan O’Neill, NI’s Interim Mental Health Champion

“The mental health of employees was a hot topic for employers before the pandemic. Add to that lockdown, furlough, working from home, home schooling etc that the virus has heaped on us and we now see a whole different level of stress, depression and anxiety for workforces” said Wilson Lambe, Chair of WHLGNI. “We hope the webinars will educate, inform and encourage our employers to help create thriving workforces as we exit the pandemic”.

Further details, including booking information, can be accessed at the following link https://www.whlgni.org.uk/media/uploads/mental-health-flyer.pdf