People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)

People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland) People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)

09 September 2021


10:30 - 11:30



People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland) on mental health and wellbeing

Mental health has become one of the biggest concerns for employers since the beginning of the pandemic with a significant proportion of the UK workforce working from home on a permanent basis. Many employees have had to juggle work and home-schooling commitments, as well as being put on furlough, whilst the dividing lines between work and life have faded.

In response, employers have stepped up to the challenge and worked hard to support their employees’ wellbeing as best as they can. The CBI’s new guide Keep Mental Health Front of Mind highlights good practices that firms have taken during the COVID-19 pandemic to support their employees’ mental health and wellbeing, and provides food for thought as to which practices businesses need to keep going forward.

The objective of this session is to facilitate a discussion around members’ experiences, best practice, and practical steps to enable businesses to better support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees.

Our guest speaker will be John Conaghan, Group Director of Professional Services, Inspire Wellbeing.

In this session we will explore the following questions:

  • How has your business responded to challenges around mental health posed by the pandemic and how have you supported your employees in these difficult times?
  • What has been the single most successful policy that you implemented last year to better support the mental health and wellbeing of your employees?
  • Which tools and policies that you have developed to better manage mental health during the pandemic will you keep and further improve as we emerge from the crisis?
  • How do you think businesses’ approach to mental health and wellbeing might develop or change in the future?

You’ll particularly benefit from this event if you are:

  • Chief of People
  • Head of HR
  • HR Director
  • Director of People / Talent
  • Diversity and Inclusion Lead.

Get in touch

Karen Hoey

Karen Hoey

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Northern Ireland


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