This webinar is designed to help employers and employees create safe spaces to discuss and tackle domestic abuse and mental health issues. Covering practical steps on what to look out for, how to start conversations and where to go for help.

Event Details

This webinar is designed to help employers and employees create safe spaces to discuss and tackle domestic abuse and mental health issues. Covering practical steps on what to look out for, how to start conversations and where to go for help.

Think this webinar isn’t for you? Please read on.

‘Over 2 million people experienced domestic abuse in the last year alone (2020), the majority of them women (although men can and do also experience domestic abuse). This means that the chances are someone in your workplace is currently experiencing, or will one day experience it. Domestic abuse affects people working in a range of different settings, whether that be a shop, an office or working remotely.’ Caroline Waters, OBE Interim Chair, Equality & Human Rights Commission

Research by mental health charity Mind confirms that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers. More than one in five people surveyed by the charity said that they had called in sick to avoid work when asked how workplace stress had affected them.

A mix of presentations and conversations, this webinar will help you take the steps to tackle difficult subjects in a sympathetic and practical way.

Speakers

  • Chris Harris, BWP
  • Christine Husbands, FSB Care
  • Luke Newman, Director of ‘For Men To Talk’ peer support group and author of ‘The Mental Health Moles’ book.

Event hosts

Attendees details will remain confidential throughout this webinar and a Q&A chat function will mean attendees can ask questions anonymously. Chris Harris has kindly offered to be available for questions after the webinar ends, Chris will share her contact details during the webinar.

For more information please contact Natalie Gasson-McKinley by email [email protected]

Event contact

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