Event Summary

1 in 6 workers across Wales are currently dealing with a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress.* For every £1 spent on mental health support at work, employers receive, on average, £5 back in reduced absenteeism and staff turnover.** With lasting impacts from the pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, there has never been a more important time to invest in workplace mental health and wellbeing.

Join Senedd Insight’s timely Creating Healthy Workplaces Wales conference, chaired by Sue O’Leary, Director of Mind Cymru, to gain insights from mental health experts and best practice organisations. Network with colleagues from across Wales at this CPD-accredited conference in Cardiff this Autumn.

With a focus on prevention, we will learn how to promote healthy workplace practices and foster mentally healthy, compassionate cultures. Get inspiration from award-winning organisations of all sizes, such as Principality Building Society, Companies House, and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. Hear what tools are available to you from the government as an SME employer with Business Wales.

Experts will discuss what you can do in moments of crisis, to provide essential mental health support. With a spotlight on suicide prevention in the workplace, we will review what help is available to you as an employer.

Identifying when an employee is beginning to struggle with their mental health and providing timely support is crucial to prevent escalation. Understand what symptoms to look out for so you can spot the signs and provide early intervention. We will explore what toolkits and policies can help you to support your employee’s mental health quickly and effectively.

Hear from our leadership panel on embedding leadership practices across the workplace that enable colleagues to thrive in a mentally healthy environment. Understand your legal duty of care as an employer, and how to support employees returning from long-term sick leave with our legal experts’ surgery.

* Mind: How to support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem Resource

** Deloitte: Mental health and employers: refreshing the case for investment

Brochure can be provided in Welsh. Cysylltwch am y llyfryn Cymraeg – email events@knowledgeexchange.group.

Contact us for Concessionary rates and Complimentary places – info@seneddinsight.com

Key Points

  • The business case for mentally healthy workplaces and raising buy-in from leadership
  • Understanding what to look out for and best practice in crisis management
  • Creating mentally healthy and compassionate workplace cultures
  • Embedding effective leadership to promote mental health and wellbeing
  • Putting in place toolkits, policies and strategies to support mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding your legal duty of care and putting in place reasonable adjustments
  • Spotlighting suicide prevention in the workplace

About Senedd Insight

Senedd Insight is a division of the Knowledge Exchange Group Ltd. We provide insight into policies and initiatives originating from the Senedd. We deliver CPD accredited learning, networking and guidance to help organisations in Wales to embed new policies, maintain regulatory compliance, access funding, innovate and transform.

Whilst we consult Government departments and practitioners from across the public, private and third sectors, our conferences are politically impartial and organised independently by us. No funding is provided by any other body or government.

Venue details and access

This Conference will take place at Cardiff Marriot Hotel – Mill Ln, Cardiff CF10 1EZ. Join us, in-person, to meet your colleagues, share ideas and network with expert speakers.