It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we’d like to let you know about an event in a few week’s time that might just fit the bill and keep the conversation going.



Join in the Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace conversation

Intact Centre, Preston

Tuesday 21st June, 10.45am.


Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), published in Autumn 2015, shows that more than 40% of organisations reported an increase in mental health problems in the previous 12 months.

There are often no outward, visible signs of mental health problems or their deterioration. In the workplace employer – employee relationships are key to eliminating risks of problems becoming exaggerated.  Left undetected not only can employees health fail from stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions, this can have damaging effects on their performance and attendance at work.

Inadequate employer action, in policies, procedures and training are more likely to lead towards investing greater remedial resources into organisations.  These interventions are without doubt costly and negatively affecting organisational results, including the bottom line.

There’s a growing body of evidence for employers to be proactive and make conversations about mental health normal, acknowledging that good communication can be the key to spotting problems early and being able to prevent problems getting out of hand, both for the individual and for the business.


GuideDotYou is contributing to this vital debate for employers, by hosting “Mental Wellbeing In The Workplace” at Intact, Preston, on Tuesday 21st June, between 10.45am and 3.30pm, and invites you to join in, to learn new insights and share experiences.

The event includes three different workshops, informal networking opportunities and a Question and Answer session with the panel.  You will also have the opportunity to consider the impact of the workshops on your organisation and what you can do differently back in the workplace.

Our expert practitioners for this event are:

Jacqui Sutton, Power Of Music North West;

Bow Focske, No Frills Wellbeing;

Russell Hogarth, Honorary Fellow, UCLan and;

Nigel Farnworth, Creative Communities Group:

Early bird prices are available until Wednesday 1st June.


Find out more and  book here.

We can all always learn more about mental health and hope you can join in this topical and essential conversation.


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