Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference

Can you afford not to focus on your employee’s mental health and wellbeing? Supporting employee mental health can have a significant impact on sickness absence rates, employee motivation, performance and retention resulting ultimately in increased organisational success.

This conference provides school leaders with practical guidance on their journey to support the promotion of employee mental health and wellbeing in their school, college or MAT.

The focus on improving employee mental health and wellbeing continues to gain momentum. The current recruitment and retention crisis has prompted the Department for Education’s Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy (2019). With a bulge in pupil numbers and over 20% of new teachers leaving the profession within their first 2 years of teaching and 33% after 5 years, one of the four key priorities is to help headteachers to create a supportive school culture that nurtures staff.

In March 2019, the Health and Safety Executive published Tackling work-related stress using the Management Standards Approach which explains how employers can transform workplace mental health and enable those experiencing mental ill health to remain and thrive in work, thereby meeting their legal duty to assess the risks from work-related stress.

Ofsted will be looking to see if school leaders are engaging effectively with staff, particularly around workload and wellbeing (Ofsted Framework 2019). The challenge will be how this can be done without impacting on pupil learning or creating more pressure on school leaders.

Taking place at Kents Hill Park Training & Conference Centre, Milton Keynes the conference provides the perfect opportunity for school leaders to have the breathing space to reflect, network and focus on this critical area, to the benefit of not just their team but also themselves.

Who Should Attend

› Senior leaders from schools, colleges and MATs
› Mental health first-aiders
› Designated mental health leads

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