Research indicates that job stressors (burnout, derailment, depression and anxiety) and other related psychological hazards (caused by behaviour traits such as narcissist, machiavellian and psychopath) are emerging as the leading contributors to the burden of occupational disease and injury.A failure to support employees with mental disorders is costing companies a fortune! An estimated 615 million people suffer from depression and anxiety and according to a recent World Health Organisation study, this costs an estimated $ 1 trillion productivity every year. Companies that do not have systems in place to support the wellbeing of their employees have higher turnover, lower productivity and higher healthcare costs. They also face significant legal risks.
In South Africa, the absenteeism and presentism productivity losses associated with mental health issues are estimated at 28 days a year for anxiety disorders and 27 days per year for depression. Metropolitan Health’s Dr Ali Hamdulay, who also chairs the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa chairman asserts that mental illness could soon overtake HIV/Aids as the leading cause of illness in South Africa. The costs associated with poor mental health gives the business case for dealing with mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.This unique and timely seminar will serve as an important platform for the exchange of new ideas, best practice examples and insights on identifying and managing a range of mental health issues in the workplace. The programme is designed to assist organisations in reducing stigma and bias on mental health as well as unpack strategies for implementation in the workplace.
No other event offers an in-depth exploration of mental health in the workplace – new ideas, practical guidance, essential research – this event has it all!Register and reap a tangible reward of reduced costs and high performance and productivity in your organisation.
|23 OCTOBER 2019|
Welcome and introduction by chairperson
Trends in mental health claims - Exploring the business case in dealing with mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
Destigmatising mental illness in the workplace
How to prevent your workplace from becoming toxic: dealing with narcissist, machiavellian and psychopath behaviours in the workplace
Mental health and the Labour law
Nadine Mather, Senior Associate : Employment and Benefits practice group, Bowmans
Case study: Managing job stress, burnout, derailment, depression and anxiety in the workplace
Glenda Noemdoe, Group Head: Employee Wellness, Standard Bank
Case study: Using Employee Assistance programmes to improve mental health in theworkplace
|14:30–14:45||Afternoon tea break|
Case study: Implementing a proactive mental health strategy
Dr Lesego Rametsi, Group Head: Health & Wellness, Absa
Creating the right culture through psychological safety, trust, and communication in the organisation
|16:15||Close of seminar, networking tea
| Mental Health in the Workplace seminar | 24 October 219
||R4 100.00 excl. VAT|
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
Knowledge Resources is a Level 3 Contributor BBBEE company
ONLINE REGISTRATIONPlease note that you will automatically be registered and invoiced for this event.
FAX OR MAIL YOUR REGISTRATIONPlease download the registration form and return by:
+2711 706 1127
Attention: Conference Department
Knowledge Resources, Conference Registration, P O Box 3954, Randburg, 2115, South Africa
PHONE USPlease call a conference customer care consultant on +2711 706 6009