20th July 2016
“Out in the Open – The Importance of Considering Mental Health in the Workplace”
Date: Friday, 25th November 2016. Start Time: 9.30 am GMT. Duration: 60 minutes
Attendance: Virtual or physical (latter at Cardiff Business School)
Registration: Click to register. Free attendance. Capacity: 60 physical, 250 virtual
Presenter: Dr Hadar Elraz, Cardiff Business School
Recent research has suggested that mental health problems in the work place are significant and impact motivation, performance and commitment to the workplace. The ‘respect for people’ principle is a cornerstone of the continuous improvement approach and with it comes a commitment to not only look after the physical welfare of staff but also their mental well-being,
This webinar offers the opportunity to learn about the latest Cardiff University research in mental health and well-being in the workplace from Dr Hadar Elraz, who specialises in employment and mental health.
Attend this Webinar to Learn
- About the variety of misconceptions that currently exist in the workplace in terms of employee’s mental health.
- How to manage mental health in the workplace.
- About the type of work situations which start to create problems, such as performance management activities.
- How to understand different experiences in depth and the variety of tactics to tackle these different experiences that can help to reduce mental health problems.
- How organisations can take a progressive approach to enabling a supportive culture which promotes productivity by adopting radical model of change, where people with mental health conditions work with senior managers to lead a path of improvement.
- The range of strategies that can be adopted to change culture and increase employee satisfaction, commitment and productivity at work.
Who Should Attend
- Human resource managers
- Line managers
- Continuous improvement managers
- Academics with an interest in mental health and employment
- Employees with an interest in mental health
About the Presenter
Dr Hadar Elraz, Cardiff Business School
Hadar’s research interests span organisational studies, public services as well as health and disability at work. Having worked as part of a collaborative research team with Cardiff Business School, Welsh Government and consultancy organisations, Hadar has been engaged in exploring some of the key issues in the management, regulation and improvement of public services in Wales and England.
She is currently engaged in exploring invisible disability in the workplace, mental health at work, and is disseminating the findings from her own research project on mental health and employment. The research utilised critical research methods to address some of the growing concerns over mental health at work and to explore identity matters for people with mental health conditions. The study offers both practical and theoretical implications for policymakers, researchers and service users.
Whist working on her academic publications, Hadar has been involved in delivering practice based presentations for members of the public in a range of settings and for different audiences such as: the Welsh Government, mental health networks, specialised disability and employment organisations and the NHS.