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Acas mental health conference: navigating the changing landscape


We have all had some experience of mental ill health, whether it’s our own, a family member, friend or colleague. And whilst the reasons behind mental ill health are not always work-related, employers need to know how to address the issue.

Join us and leading experts of industry as we introduce the new Acas framework for workplace mental health and look at practical ways to effectively manage mental ill health within your workplace.

Business need

At least 1 in 6 employees experience mental health problems each year. This equates to an annual cost of up to £42 billion for UK businesses. With early identification and effective prevention methods, employers reduce the cost to their business significantly.

Good work is key to protecting against mental ill health. And whilst many organisations are providing excellent support for their workforces, others are still finding a way to navigate this fairly new terrain.

Acas’ new framework for workplace mental health offers practical, evidence based solutions to promote wellbeing and productivity and help minimise the impact of mental ill health on both your employees and your business as a whole.

Hosted by Sir Brendan Barber, Acas Chair, this event will introduce Acas’ new framework and include sessions from a range of guest speakers, sharing both practical and academic perspectives on mental health in the workplace.

This event will enable delegates to:

  • Discover Acas’ new framework for workplace mental health
  • Gain increased understanding of practical ways to:
    • support employees
    • effectively manage mental ill health
    • reduce absence and presenteeism
  • Facilitate an improvement in productivity and staff engagement

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


This event will include:

  • Employer case studies - Support to employees with mental ill health issues and promotion of positive wellbeing, including the lessons learned
  • Latest research on the pressures of an ‘always on culture’
  • How to support the mental health of a remote workforce
  • Introduction to the new, ‘Thrive at Work’ toolkit including a range of practical resources for employers
  • Expert input on workplace bullying and its effects on mental health

More details on our guest speaker sessions will be added shortly.

Venue Canalside at The Cube,   Map (opens in new window)   Date 25/09/2018    Time 09:30 - 16:00   
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.