• 4 Jun 2024
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Inclusive Business How can organisational culture improve mental health for all employees?

Developing mental health awareness in the workplace

Developing mental health awareness is key to changing and improving workplace cultures, reducing sick leave and improving retention and performance of employees.

However, due to the complexity of mental health, and often the associated stigma, how can Directors really lead an organisation which benefits people’s mental health?

Join us for this virtual event to find out.

Key Take Aways

  • High level definitions of health, wellness and requirements for a leader
  •  Understand high level organisational impacts on mental heath (organisational design, job descriptions, objective setting, strategic direction)
  • Overview of key elements to consider for leading wellness at an organisational level
  • Deliver ROI through psychologically safe cultures
  • Insight into Board level metrics which can measure success
  • Overview of who can help (e.g. Psychologist, Coach, Mentor, Health Professional, Charities, EAPs, etc) to provide a solid foundation for our second session – focusing on Directors and their own well-being as well as the importance of allies.

There are multiple charities and support networks available, but often it is difficult to know where to start, so all attendees will leave with high level tools, techniques and a roadmap for places to find additional support to develop mental health awareness for everyone in an organisation.

  • Why should Directors be concerned about mental health?
  • What is a mental health first aider and do we need one?
  • How does an organisation prevent issues arising?
  • What legal responsibility do organisations and Directors have?
  • Is this really a priority for Directors?
  • Who can help me?


Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke is a Chartered Director, Organisational Psychologist and Ambassador for IOD Manchester. Sarah works with CEOs and Boards to deliver high-performance cultures. A Fellow of the Association of Business Psychology, Sarah co-founded the Think Organisation. An engaging facilitator, Sarah provides organisational diagnostics, experiential workshops, and expert leadership consultancy. Her collaborative, compassionate, innovative and supportive approach provides independent, science-backed people solutions guaranteed to deliver sustainable growth.

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