Mental Health Webinar Series
Every Mind Matters
Support for Mental Health
TBC September 2020
13:00 - GMT
Director of Mental Health
Public Health England
To be Confirmed
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced individuals, teams and organisations to adapt to the challenges brought by new ways of working. Employees may be working remotely in isolation, teams may be expected to deliver similar levels of productivity, and organisations may be rapidly adapting.
Across the country people are being called to return to work, even when the official advice is to work from home wherever possible. Sometimes this won’t be possible and the prospect of return carries with it a need to weigh up the potential safety risks to ourselves and family, with the need to earn money, restart the economy or provide service to others. With no time to prepare most employees for these new circumstances and challenges, the need to address mental well-being during Covid-19 is considerable.
Aims of the webinar:
Assessing changes in adult mental health before and during lockdown
Understanding the potential long-term effects of the pandemic on mental health
Overview of the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service
How can we support our mental health in an unknown future with COVID-19?
Recognising indicators that colleagues maybe struggling with their mental health
Return to work – managing anxiety, stress and concerns
This webinar will review the key factors in workplace well-being, and examine these through the lens of Covid-19 and new ways for working. We will discuss the emerging needs of workforces, both psychosocial and practical, before addressing strategies and approaches to support staff during these challenging times.
The session will also include an overview of the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service delivered by Able Futures. It will looks at the service’s aims, eligibility criteria and referral process, plus what support and workplace adjustments are available at home, in an office, or other place of work.