Mental Health at Work: Improving well-being in the workplace

This workshop is aimed at all those who work! Whether dealing with individual or organisational clients who require interventions to improve psychological well-being, or developing your own strategies for surviving the challenges of the modern workplace, this provides an interactive opportunity to explore an important knowledge base underpinned by relevant theory and applied findings.

The range of positive and negative experiences of mental health at work is considered alongside its role in the functioning of employees and organisations. Potential sources of strain are identified together with key challenges to psychological well-being, leading to an examination of the positive options for improving the workplace, as well as expanding individual’s strategies for survival.

Through a balance of facilitator-led and group-work sessions, participants will be engaged in a variety of activities and discussions permitting individual, as well as group learning. The early part of the day will introduce the key concepts and themes relating to mental health, features of the workplace and policy developments.  The late morning will involve small groups working on relevant case studies.  After lunch, facilitator input on interventions will be followed by opportunities for discussion and self-assessment and more detailed case study work shared with the main group, leading to action planning

Timetable:

09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a 30min break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

Good opportunity to meet and learn from other practitioners. Enjoyed Ashley's presentation style - very relaxed and made for a very pleasant environment” – 2009 delegate

Details

There are no prerequisite qualifications, but knowledge, interest or experience in working with clients/organisations to improve employee well-being would be an advantage. This might include those working in occupational health, human resources, health, well-being and psychological health services.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

  • Recognise the main symptoms of psychological disorders commonly reported in the workplace.
  • Appraise the likely causes of strain for employees, as well as those of stress in organisations.
  • Review evidence-based interventions suitable for use in organisations.
  • Draw on relevant legal rulings in cases where employees have experienced mental health problems at work.
  • Recommend appropriate strategies for improving psychological well-being at work

Facilitator: Dr Ashley Weinberg CPsychol

Dr Ashley Weinberg is a Chartered Psychologist with 20 years experience in lecturing and consultancy, specialising in interactive DOP workshops enthusing others to apply psychological theory to real-world situations.  Having carried out the first study of psychological health among MPs, Ashley has conducted and published research into stress among public sector occupations and has written three books: ‘Surviving the Workplace’, ‘Strategic Stress Management’ and ‘The Psychology of Politicians’.  Having worked in a variety of roles in universities, the NHS, sales and radio journalism, Ashley draws on a wealth of experience likely to appeal to all who recognise the importance of psychological well-being.  A media contact for the BPS, he has been involved in interviews, chat shows and live news broadcasts. Since the Millennium, Ashley has led the establishment of one of the UK’s newest University Psychology departments.

Booking information

Fees:

  • Concessions: £60 + VAT
  • DOP members: £95 + VAT
  • Society members: £130 + VAT
  • Society non-members: £200 + VAT

Persons eligible for concessionary rates are student members of the Society, graduate members registered under Rule 15.ii, Rule 21 members, and members who are unemployed. For evidence of unemployment, we will require a copy of your job seekers allowance book.

How to book:

Please note: online bookings will close 24 hours prior to the event. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 for availability after this point.

To pay by cheque or request an invoice complete and return the registration form.

Please note that we are only able to accept invoice requests more than 6 weeks before the event date.

Location: 
Dates: 
17/10/2012
Contact Information: 

BPS Learning Centre

Tel: +44 (0)116 2529925

Organiser: 
Division of Occupational Psychology & BPS Learning Centre