Thrings and CIPD to examine workplace stress and mental health

With the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently revealing more than half of all working days lost to ill health in Britain last year were linked to work-related stress, anxiety or depression, Thrings’ Employment team will be on hand to offer practical tips and advice on dealing with employee’s mental health to more than 60 CIPD members.

Thrings partner Kerrie Hunt, associate Natalie Ward, and solicitor Caroline Mitchell will tackle a range of employment issues at the event which takes place at the STEAM Museum on 20 November, including maternity and shared parental leave and other family-friendly policies.

CIPD members will also be able to learn more about protecting their organisation’s reputation, including how to deal with employees found to be misusing social media.

The event marks a continuation of Thrings’ long-term relationship with the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development which represents the views of approximately 150,000 members around the world.

Kerrie Hunt said: “With 57.3 per cent of the 26.8 million work days lost to ill health last year, the HSE’s research highlights how significant an issue mental health at work has become, and the impact that stress, depression and anxiety is having on staff and employers across the country.

“With more people feeling under pressure in the workplace, it’s imperative that businesses feel sufficiently confident and adequately equipped to take preventative steps, recognise the signs and provide support to staff who struggle with poor mental health, while also meeting their own legal responsibilities.

“Thrings is very pleased to once again be partnering with be the CIPD to bring this, and indeed other key issues such as maternity and parental leave and online reputational management, to the attention of CIPD members in Swindon and North Wiltshire.”


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