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Time to Change: Mental Health in the Workplace

Monday October 9, 2017 13:00 - 16:00

St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST


Posted By North East England Chamber of Commerce

Mental health problems are all too common in the workplace and it is the leading cause of sickness absence. 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.

  • Mental health is an issue employers can’t afford to ignore
  • Almost one in three people have experienced mental health issues while in employment
  • Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, costing an average of £1,035 per employee per year
  • 95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason

The way employers view workplace wellbeing is changing. The focus is shifting from reactive management of sickness absence to a more proactive approach of prevention through promoting wellbeing and improving employee engagement.

At this event you will find out about what other workplaces are doing, gather ideas and hear about the ‘Time to Change’ initiatives that are taking place in the North East.

Who should attend: Employers, health advocates, public health practitioners, Time to Change Champions and anyone who wants to challenge the stigma associated with mental health.

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St. James' Park
Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

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