Championing
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Events

Below is where you can watch or listen to our team talking about various topics across employment law, mental health and ED&I. We also work with expert partners so you can come along to one of our events for fresh ideas and perspectives on growing a business while nurturing your own wellbeing and that of your team.

 

April 24 2024
2pm -
3pm
£60 + VAT

Line Manager Training: How to Handle Difficult Conversations

Senior Associate Solicitor Alicia Collinson is advising line managers on how to handle difficult conversations with their employees during this CPD-certified workshop.

With line managers expected to be the first touch point within your organisation for employees struggling with a mental health problem, you need to ensure that you have the training and knowledge in how to approach such conversations confidently and effectively. During this CPD-certified workshop, you will learn about the importance of having good open and proactive line manager conversations to support employees with their mental health.

In this workshop, we’ll dive into:

  • How to approach difficult conversations about mental health with confidence. We’ll also provide you with the tools to help with this.
  • How to handle tricky conversations, including return to work, performance concerns, raising disciplinary matters, etc.
  • How to introduce regular open and honest conversations in your workplace.
  • Identifying and addressing early signs of mental health problems so that action can be taken to prevent the situation worsening.
  • Plus, the opportunity to have all your questions answered by Alicia.

Note: Booking link leads to external website.

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May 15 2024
2pm -
3pm
£60 + VAT

Line Manager Training: How to Balance Capability and Mental Health

Senior Associate Solicitor Alicia Collinson is running a key workshop on capability and what line managers can do when mental health becomes an issue.

Capability is one of the five fair reasons to dismiss an employee. But how can this be balanced with a mental health condition which may amount to a disability?

During this workshop, you will learn about the adjustments that you can put in place to support your employees, and the steps you can take to help balance poor performance with mental health while meeting your legal duties.

Equip yourself with the skills to provide support to your employees. This workshop will support line managers in:

  • How capability can be balanced with a mental health condition which may amount to a disability.
  • The adjustments you can put in place in a capability procedure.
  • How to balance poor performance with mental health concerns.
  • Guidance from case studies and previous case law on mental health and capability.
  • Examples of best practice when it comes to capability and mental health.
  • Have all your questions answered by Alicia Collinson.

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June 11 2024
9am -
11am
Free

How Can We Improve Men’s Physical and Mental Health?

This is Me Yorkshire and This is Me North West are holding a vital discussion about men’s physical and mental health, with speakers Jamie Peacock MBE and Luke Ambler.

A survey of 1,000 men in the UK found that 40% have never spoken to anyone about their own mental health.

It also found the biggest cause of mental health issues in men’s lives to be work (32%), finances (31%) and health (23%).

With Men’s Health Week taking place between 10 and 16 June 2024, the This is Me Yorkshire and North West regions are coming together to highlight the importance of men’s mental wellness, and the challenges that many men face in talking about and seeking support for it, whether on a personal level or in the workplace.

Our free-to-attend breakfast event on 11 June 2024 at Burberry’s Leeds HQ (Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2TW) aims to inspire, motivate and provide attendees with ideas and information that will help them to prioritize their own mental wellness, and better support others.

So we are delighted to have James Peacock MBE onboard as a keynote speaker. Jamie is a motivational speaker, leadership mentor and former professional rugby league footballer. He will talk about sports, leadership and mental health. As one of the most famous Rugby League players of all time, captaining England and Great Britain, he brings a keen insight into what makes a strong leader and how to inspire others to be their best.

We are honoured to have Luke Ambler speaking as well. Luke is also a former professional rugby league player and is Co-Founder and Chair of ANDYSMANCLUB, the fantastic suicide prevention charity that aims to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and create a judgment-free, confidential space where men can be open about the storms in their lives. Luke is also an inspiring motivational speaker, storyteller, mental health ambassador and coach who focuses on personal development, improving confidence and mental health, and developing a controlled mindset. He will bring crucial insight into men’s mental health to the event.

We will be adding more inspirational speakers to this fantastic line-up soon.

This event is ideal for local businesses and their employees with an interest in boosting mental health within the workplace. There are only a limited number of spots available so reserve yours now.

This is Me Yorkshire and This is Me North West will also be present to discuss storytelling as a means of changing attitudes towards mental health in the workplace and supporting organisations to create healthier and more inclusive workplaces in Yorkshire and the North West.

About This is Me Yorkshire

This Is Me Yorkshire is the regional arm of the national This is Me campaign, led by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Our goal is to destigmatise Mental Health, Neurodiversity, and Disability in business by encouraging people to share their personal stories.

We are leaders, advocates, and real people, with lived experience.

Stretching from east to west, north to south, our committee works throughout the Yorkshire region to ensure business leaders know the support This is Me can bring to their colleagues, employees, and the workplace.

We live our mission through events, shared resources, campaigns, and storytelling.

As part of our Mental Health campaign, you and your business will gain the tools and confidence to share your experiences.

About This is Me North West

Founded in 2016 by the City of London based Lord Mayor’s Appeal, alongside partners like Mind, Barclays and Time to Change, This is Me is a pioneering campaign that empowers employers of all shapes and sizes by building understanding and awareness, through the creation of a platform that allows employees to share their stores of ill mental health aiding to dispel myths and eradicate the stigma in the workplace.

Since our groundbreaking North West campaign launch in May 2018, our purpose has been to increase awareness of the This is Me campaign by; growing participation, improving the quality of events and tackling challenges that have prevented businesses from being actively involved in the past.

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June 12 2024
2pm -
3pm
£60 + VAT

How to Support Men’s Mental Health in the Workplace

Senior Associate Solicitor Alicia Collinson is delivering a must-attend workshop for line managers to help them encourage essential discussion and engagement with men’s mental health in the workplace.

Suicide is the largest cause of death for men under 60 and around one in eight men are living with a common mental health problem. To help support men during Men’s Health Week, this workshop will help line managers to encourage essential discussion and engagement with men’s mental health in the workplace.

Upon completing this course, you will:

  • Understand the main issues that surround male mental health.
  • Be aware of what issues men face in the workplace and how you can support male employees with mental ill health.
  • Discuss the barriers to communication and an open work environment and how to overcome these.
  • Learn how to effectively conduct difficult conversations around mental health at work.
  • Know how to successfully implement wellbeing initiatives and signpost your male employees and colleagues to support.
  • Plus, the opportunity to have all your questions answered by Alicia Collinson.

Note: Book Now button leads to external booking website.

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July 5 2024
12pm -
2pm
Various

Managing Misconduct & Employee Mental Health: How to Strike the Right Balance

Thrive Law Senior Associate Solicitor Alicia Collinson is hosting a webinar that will help managers and HR professionals understand the importance of supporting their employees’ mental health.

This will ensure they meet their legal obligation to provide a safe working environment and avoid damaging discrimination claims should they get it wrong.

This live and interactive session will cover:

  • When a mental health condition or symptoms are a disability.
  • What is misconduct and unacceptable behaviour?
  • The risk of discrimination claims if you handle situations wrong.
  • The role occupational health can play.
  • Practical tips on how to manage these difficult situations.
  • Case studies showing employers who got it wrong (and right).

Note: Book Now button leads to external booking website.

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July 31 2024
2pm -
3pm
£60 + VAT

A Complete Line Manager’s Guide to Workplace Mental Health

Senior Associate Solicitor Alicia Collinson will provide a complete guide to workplace mental health in this workshop for line managers.

It is crucial for employers and managers to understand workplace mental health. Not only because they are legally obliged to do so, but also to foster a supportive and inclusive culture that values employee wellbeing and mitigates the potential impact on the business.

Join this one-hour workshop for an overview of the most crucial points you need to know.

This workshop will cover:

  • Why does mental health matter to a business? What are the legal obligations an employer and manager should bear in mind?
  • How to spot the signs of poor mental health in employees and what a manager can proactively do to provide effective support.
  • What cultural or structural changes you should consider to foster a workplace which supports mental health and reduces absenteeism, presenteeism and staff turnover.
  • How does a manager balance professional expectation and providing mental health support, where needed?
  • Plus, the opportunity to have all your questions answered by Alicia Collinson.

Note: Book Now button leads to external booking website.

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