Non-Chamber event: Mental Health Awareness - Best practice and legal policy for employers

Non-Chamber event


Stratus Coaching is hosting a breakfast seminar on Monday 13th May 2019 as part of the UK’s national Mental Health Awareness Week. The session will look at mental health in the workplace and identify what organisations can do to improve and support employee’s wellbeing. Deborah Francis, Solicitor at Griffith Smith will discuss the employer’s legal obligations.

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.


All proceeds from the event will go to Albion in the Community who are committed to using the power of football and the brand of Brighton & Hove Albion to deliver high-quality, accessible opportunities that improve the health and wellbeing, education and aspirations of our community.

Deborah Francis, Solicitor at Griffith Smith and Anna Golawski, Stratus Coaching will be taking you through Mental Health awareness, examples of best practices, policy and legal obligations, including reasonable adjustments in the workplace.


At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of mental health and wellbeing at work

  • Better support people who may be struggling at work with poor mental health

  • Understand how to handle a situation in the most sympathetic and supportive manner

  • Identify sources of information and support, and how and what steps you should take when doing this

  • Share best practices to promote positive mental health at work

  • Know what is your legal duty to make reasonable adjustments

Anna will be discussing how you go about recognising Mental Health, implementing best practices and how to support someone who may be struggling. Deborah will explore an employer’s legal obligations and compliance.

Did you know: the cost to employers of poor mental health costs is between £33bn and £42bn a year; this amounts to a cost per employee of between £1,205 and £1,560 per year (this cost is for all employees, not just those who are ill).

This Workshop is aimed at Directors, Business Owners, Managers and HR who deal with people in the workplace on a daily basis and have a responsibility for their wellbeing.

Please join us at on Monday 13th May 2019 at the Hotel du Vin, Ship Street, Brighton from 8.45am for a light breakfast and we will begin the discussion from approx 9.00am until 10.30am.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with other delegates.


Event organised by Griffith Smith LLP


Start Date

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 08:45

End Date

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 10:30