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Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law


Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex.

This half day event has been designed to help you understand the basics of mental health in the workplace and what your organisation can do to meet both its legal obligations and demonstrate best practice.

Business need

The Thriving at Work report, commissioned by the Government and published in October 2017 found that around 300,000 people in the UK lose their jobs due to mental health problems each year. Recent analysis by Deloitte estimates a total annual cost of poor mental health to UK businesses of up to £45 billion and highlights the case for investing in mental health at work, with an average return of £5 for every £1 spent. 

Whilst many of the reasons behind poor mental health will not be work-related, evidence shows that employers who reduce stigma, improve management capability and increase self-support help their employees to remain productive and stay in work.

Delegates attending this event will learn about the range of mental health conditions and gain an understanding of the relevant legislation and benefits of promoting positive mental health.

This event will also introduce delegates to the new Acas framework for positive mental health; a holistic model which describes the key responsibilities of the employer, the manager and the individual in contributing to healthy and productive workplaces.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

HR professionals, team leaders, supervisors and managers from all sectors of industry who are new to managing employee mental health and small business owners/leaders who want to understand the basics.


This event will cover:

  • The key concepts relating to mental health, including what is and isn’t a mental health condition.
  • The Acas Framework for positive mental health at work - how to use it as a practical tool within your workplace.
  • The business and personal benefits of promoting positive mental health.
  • Legal obligations and responsibilities.
  • Scenario based discussions on how to manage a range of workplace situations in terms of the law and best practice.

Have a large group of staff to train?
To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?
We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue Acas East Midlands   Map (opens in new window)   Date 31/08/2022    Time 09:30 - 13:00   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* 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.