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Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

September 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM

Event Date: Thursday, September 26 2019
Start/Finish Time: 08:00-10:00
Venue: Howells Solicitors, Bridge Street, Sheffield

Business owners and HR professionals who have a solution focused approach to managing and maintaining mental health issues in the workplace can avoid negative impacts on their business occurring.

Often basic changes in the workplace can help support individuals suffering from health issues and businesses can support them to thrive in their role appose to their role becoming a further strain on them.

It is also important for business owners to fully understand the employment law regarding mental health issues and how managing the situation in the workplace should be handled.

This workshop will cover:

  • Workplace practice that promotes and maintains good mental health
  • What an ideal workplace would offer
  • What you can be doing to manage mental health in the workplace
  • What else you might want to consider to better manage mental health
  • The duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee
  • Sickness absence management
  • Managing performance and conduct issues
  • When dismissal may be appropriate




This event will start at 8am and aims to finish at 10:30am.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for business owners, managers or HR professionals looking for ways to better manage and maintain mental health issues in the workplace and fully understand the employment law around mental health.

What are the benefits to my business?

Each delegate will have a chance to reflect on their own workplace, and how they may differ from others and, importantly, how they can introduce practices to create a more supportive environment for individuals suffering from mental health.

Delegates will also be made fully aware of the laws surrounding mental health and how these can be managed and maintained in the business.

This workshop will also be a good opportunity to network with other HR professionals and business owners, so please bring along business cards.

Who is leading this workshop?

Clare Fowler, Head of Employment and Discrimination at Howells LLP. Clare has extensive experience and expertise in dealing with a wide range of employment matters especially those involving discrimination – acting for both individuals and businesses and dealing with all stages of the matter from initial instructions to advocacy in the Employment Tribunal.

She regularly advises both employees and employers in relation to Settlement Agreements and is often able to negotiate better terms for employees than they were originally offered by their employer.

Bryan Thornton is a BACP Accredited Counsellor, Personal Development Coach, Mediator and Solution Focused Trainer with over 30 years experience. He is a Solution Focused Specialist and completed an MA in Solution Focused Brief Therapy in 2008. He works privately as a Counsellor, Coach, Mediator, Trainer and Consultant in the Solution Focused approach. He is also a qualified Social Worker, Chair of Sheffield Solutions, a local practitioner interest group and a member of BACP and UKASFP. He can offer counselling, coaching and mediation appointments at Howells Solicitors S3.

Naomi Whitehead is an NCFE Level 3 accredited Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience in the fields of substance misuse, homelessness, young people, offending, mental health and management. She is a Solution Focused Specialist and trained with BRIEF in 2003, 2004 & 2007 before qualifying with an NCFE Level 3 distinction in Solution Focused Practice in 2015. She works privately as a Trainer, Counsellor, Coach & Consultant in the Solution Focused approach. She is also on the international cooperation task group for theEuropean Brief Therapy Association and a committee member of the UK Association of Solution Focused Practice. She can offer Counselling, Supervision, Coaching and Consultancy appointments at Howells.


Q/ How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
A/ Email [email protected]

Q/ What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A/ Paid private and street parking is available across from the venue

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?
A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments and food be provided?
A/ Hot and cold drinks and light breakfast will be provided

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September 26, 2019
8:00 AM- 10:00 AM
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Howells Solicitors
15-17 Bridge Street
Sheffield, S3 8NL United Kingdom
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0114 249 6611


Howells Solicitors
0114 249 6611