Employment Law Breakfast Seminar – Mental Health and the Workplace 

Breakfast Briefing

14th February 2018

JMW Offices, 1 Byrom Place, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HG

JMW in partnership with Anxiety UK will be hosting our second workshop in our “People Management” series. In this workshop, we will look at mental health in the workplace. Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. The Mental Health Foundation calculates that a staggering 70 million work days are lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per year. 

Good mental health at work and good management go hand in hand and there is compelling evidence that workplaces with strong levels of mental wellbeing, are more productive. The seminar is aimed at HR and business owners or those responsible for employee wellbeing and absence, in addition to in-house employment lawyers.

The format of the event will be:-

8.00am - Registration, refreshments and breakfast.

8.30am – CEO of Anxiety UK, Nicky Lidbetter, will host a session on:

  • What we mean by mental health;
  • The importance of promoting wellbeing and good health;
  • Common versus severe mental health conditions -signs and symptoms, causes, treatment and support of anxiety, depression and phobias.
  • Anxiety UK’s role in providing Employee Assistance Programmes and tailored wellbeing support for businesses.

9.15am - Coffee Break

9.30am - JMW will guide you through case law and new developments:-

  • Update on ‘disability’
  • The Stevenson/Farmer Review
  • Pre-employment health questions
  • Gallop -v- Newport County Council: knowledge of disability
  • Waddingham v NHS Business Services Authority: failure to make reasonable adjustments.

10.15am - Finish and  further networking opportunity

Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis so please ensure you reserve your free place below. 


Refreshments & Registration: 8.00am

Seminar: 8.30am

Finish: 10.15am

All our seminars are free to attend and are worth 1 CPD point.

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