For too long, mental health in the workplace has been sidelined. The realisation now is that building a supportive environment for mental wellbeing in the workplace is critical for employee happiness as well as business success. According to a survey run by Mind, the mental health charity, 'When asked how workplace stress had affected them...more than one in five agreed that they had called in sick to avoid work...14 per cent agreed that they had resigned and 42 per cent had considered resigning'. Yet, despite this, the survey showed the capability to support those with mental health issues is not keeping up - '56 per cent of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but don't feel they have the right training or guidance.'
The IT department can often be a place where mental health concerns are exacerbated. Having responsibility for operations across the business, individuals can be faced with suddenly increased workloads, leading to long hours and loss of personal time. Added to this is the number of sweeping change initiative currently going on in many IT teams, leading to feelings of uncertainty and stress.
Join us for this unique workshop during London Tech Week to gain ideas and tips from our presenters on how you can support your colleague's mental health in the workplace. Alongside the speakers, you will have time to network with peers from a range of organisations and share advice and tips from your own experiences too.
Helen Beeby | IT Customer Experience Manager & Mental Health Ambassador | Amey
Putting People First at Amey – Mental Health and Wellbeing
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