The FEA is teaming up with Sales Development Solutions to run a series of short webinars on understanding how to manage employees’ mental health at work.
The Afternoon Tea Talks will focus on building mutual trust and communication, covering the topics of anxiety, depression and trauma and burnout.
The sessions will be held at 4pm on the next few Thursdays: 27 May, 3 June and 10 June.
Each week, they will consider the signs and symptoms of each topic, their effects on workplace behaviour and actions that can be taken, both by the sufferer and the employer to move forward.
On anxiety, the discussion will encompass the many different emotional responses people will experience as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased, whether returning to workplaces after furlough or a period of remote working, or continuing to work in the same setting as they did during lockdown.
The topic of depression will be covered by supporting the idea that to seriously tackle depression, we should not wait until people are in crisis and then offer them ‘treatment’ in health settings.
While the trauma and burnout focus will examine how the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in this type of experience becoming almost commonplace, through experience of illness, death, concerns regarding livelihood /career, potential job loss and constant fear arising from media coverage currently and over the last year.
Burnout can arise from physical or mental collapse caused by any or all of the subjects covered in these talks and is to be avoided by early intervention as soon as symptoms/signs are evident.