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Mental Health in the Workplace seminar

Securing the future of employee well-being through integrating sustainable mental health programmes in the workplace

INFORMATION

24 October 2019
Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel, Johannesburg

Mental illness is more prevalent than many employers realise.

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.

7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • Unpack the role of Employee Assistance Programmes in supporting workforce resiliency to curb job stress, burnout, derailment, depression and anxiety in the workplace
  • Hear from organisations leading the way in workplace wellbeing, reducing stigma and bias on mental illness in the workplace
  • Find out from mental health experts and recognised practitioners on the risks associated with mental health and how to manage them across your organisation
  • Discover how to implement a proactive corporate mental health strategy
  • Explore strategies to reduce absenteeism and presentism costs of mental health issues in the workplace
  • Learn how to prevent and manage toxicity in your organisation by developing a framework for dealing with narcissist, machiavellian and psychopath behaviours in the workplace
  • Learn more on the labour law regulations surrounding mental health in the workplace
  • Network and share ideas with other professionals

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Mental health in the workplace seminar represents a critical platform for all South African organisations to explore their duty of care to their employees. As such, a wide range of HR practitioners, line managers, organisational psychologists as well as group wellness specialists and professionals within the mental health arena will be in attendance. Presentations will be appropriate for organisations across all sectors.

For more information about the Seminar, please contact Busie Mjimba on busie@knowres.co.za or +27 11 706 6009.

SEMINAR PROGRAMME

23 OCTOBER 2019

07:30–08:15 Registration
08:5–08:30

Welcome and introduction by chairperson

Radhi Vandayar, Founder, ThruVision Consulting , President Elect, EAP SA


08:30–09:30

Trends in mental health claims - Exploring the business case in dealing with mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

09:30-10:15

Destigmatising mental illness in the workplace

Navlika Ratangee, Clinical Operations Director, ICAS


10:15–10:45 Morning break

10:45-11:30

How to prevent your workplace from becoming toxic: dealing with narcissist, machiavellian and psychopath behaviours in the workplace

Dr Jopie De Beer, CEO, JvR


11:30-12:15

Mental health and the Labour law

Nadine Mather, Senior Associate : Employment and Benefits practice group, Bowmans


12:15–13:00 Lunch

13:00–13:45

Case study: Managing job stress, burnout, derailment, depression and anxiety in the workplace

Glenda Noemdoe, Group Head: Employee Wellness, Standard Bank

13:45–14:30

Case study: Using Employee Assistance programmes to improve mental health in theworkplace

Dr Tshepo Sedibe, Senior Occupational Health Manager, De Beers Group


14:30–14:45 Afternoon tea break

14:45–15:30

Case study: Implementing a proactive mental health strategy

Dr Lesego Rametsi, Group Head: Health & Wellness, Absa

15:30–16:15

Creating the right culture through psychological safety, trust, and communication in the organisation

Megan Grey, Group Employee Wellbeing Manager, FirstRand


16:15 Close of seminar, networking tea

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For more information about the seminar, please contact Busie Mhlanga-Mjimba on busie@knowres.co.za or +2711 706 6009 .
   
   
   

REGISTRATION OPTIONS


REGISTRATION FEES
  Price
 Mental Health in the Workplace seminar | 24 October  219
R4 100.00 excl. VAT

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
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.
 
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REGISTRATION OPTIONS

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Please note that you will automatically be registered and invoiced for this event.

 

FAX OR MAIL YOUR REGISTRATION

Please download the registration form and return by:

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+2711 706 1127
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SPECIAL OFFERS

  • Register for 3 people and the 4th person attends free of charge!
  • Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universities – contact us for more information!

MORE INFORMATION

For more information and to book your seat contact Busie Mjimba on +2711 706 6009 
busie@knowres.co.za

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To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse on +2711 706 6009 
magdeline@knowres.co.za


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