Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Mental Health @ Work Event

You may remember last month, I mentioned in this blog that I'd been asked to speak at the Mental Health @ Work, Mindful Employer conference in Swindon held at Arclite House home to Excalibur Communications on 1st March. 

It was a fantastic event, as the Mindful Employer events always are, and attracted a crowd of over one hundred delegates from local businesses all focusing on the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace.

The event kicked off with Lauren Harkin from Withy King talking about the legal responsibilities employers have to their employees under the Equality Act before Dr Donna Lovell and Suzanne Baxter of Swindon Mind looked at Mental Health first aid focusing specifically on anxiety.

Finally it was my turn and I had been asked to provide a practical best practice session on what employers should do if they suspect that one of their employees has a mental health problem.

There was some great press coverage from the event along with some photos of all the speakers in The Business Exchange Swindon and WiltshireSwindon LinkSwindon Advertiser and Wiltshire Business.

These are a few snaps I took before and during the event.

Arclite House, home of Excalibur Communications all set up and ready.

Arclite House is that fantastic glass sided building by the Peatmoor Lagoon.  Even on a dreary, wet day we were flooded with natural light.
swindon mindfulness seminar donna lovell
I took along my Cup of Tea Advice Tree which proved very popular during the coffee breaks.

Attendees were encouraged to take a cup of advice away with them if they saw one they liked and to replenish the tress with their own words of wisdom.

Attendees networking during the coffee break.

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