'How to...' webinars

Our ‘How to…’ webinars explore a variety of topics. At each session, you’ll hear from our very own in-house experts at Mental Health UK, who’ll share solutions to some commonly-faced challenges, and discuss the role that positive environments and techniques can play in overcoming these.

Upcoming webinars

How to talk about suicide in your workplace

September is the month of World Suicide Prevention. It is an opportunity for people across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. At Mental Health UK we want to allow organisations that same opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention in their workplaces – equipping and empowering staff and colleagues to create hope through action.

With insight from our expert speakers, we will talk about how suicide can impact the workplace, how organisations can raise awareness around suicide and suicide prevention, and how they can support staff experiencing bereavement by suicide.

Panel:

  • Rob Harding (host) – Partnerships Manager, Mental Health UK
  • Brian Dow (expert) – Managing Director of Mental Health UK and Co-Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance
  • Wendy Robinson (expert) – Service Manager for Rethink Survivors of Suicide (SOS)

Who’s it for?

  • Manager, employees, HR professionals, mental health champions

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If there’s anything you’d like to see from our webinars this upcoming Autumn and Winter, get in touch with us at: [email protected]

 

Past webinars

Missed any of our previous events? We’ve got you covered, and you can watch them all here at a time which works for you.

How to support LGBTQIA+ colleagues with their mental health in your workplace

June is Pride month – a month when the LGBTQIA+ population and their allies come together to celebrate and recognise LGBTQIA+ people around the world. While anyone can experience a mental health problem regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, research shows that mental health problems, like depression and anxiety, are more common in LGBTQIA+ groups. In this webinar we will be exploring LGBTQIA+ people’s mental health and sharing practical tips on how to be respectful and supportive in the workplace.

Panel:

  • Rob Harding (host) – Partnerships Manager, Mental Health UK
  • Ramses Oliva (expert) Partnership Assistant, Mental Health UK & Lead for the Transgender Strand of Lloyd’s Banking Group’s Rainbow Network
  • Beckie Braham (expert) – Senior Corporate Partnership Executive, Mental Health UK & Co-Lead for the Bisexual Strand of Lloyd’s Banking Group’s Rainbow Network

Who’s it for?

  • Manager, employees, HR professionals, mental health champions

This webinar was recorded on Friday 24 June 2022.

 

How to support your employees’ mental health through the cost of living crisis

In this webinar we’ll be discussing how your employees might be feeling the pinch during the cost of living crisis and how this can have a knock-on affect on their mental health.  We’ll be talking about how mental health and money are intrinsically linked and practical steps you can take to support your staff.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg – Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK
  • Laura Peters  – Head of Mental Health and Money Advice

Who’s it for?

  • Employees, HR professionals, mental health champions

This webinar was recorded on Friday 27 May 2022.

 

How to support younger colleagues to build connections in the workplace

In this webinar, we’ll be exploring loneliness in the workplace, particularly among younger colleagues. Our host Katie will be talking to Dee Sanghera about her experiences and we’ll discuss ways both individuals and employers can support in building connections.

Panel:

  • Rob Harding – Partnerships Manager, Mental Health UK
  • Dee Sanghera  – Lloyds Banking Group

Who’s it for?

  • Employees, HR professionals, mental health champions

This webinar was recorded on Friday 13 May 2022.

How to support colleagues and their families through bereavement and pre-bereavement

In this session our host, Katie, will be talking to experts from leading charities Sue Ryder and the Ruth Strauss Foundation around the characteristics of bereavement and pre-bereavement and how to support colleagues and their families through these difficult times.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg – Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK
  • Bianca Neumann-May – Sue Ryder
  • Crissy Duff – Ruth Strauss Foundation

Who’s it for?

  • Employees, HR professionals, mental health champions

This webinar was recorded on Friday 29 April 2022.

How to make an impact for Mental Health Awareness Week in your organisation

With Mental Health Awareness Week soon on the horizon, we will be discussing how to make the most out of the week to drive conversation and change in your organisation as well as how to create compelling and inclusive mental health campaigns.

This year the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness. In the webinar we will be talking you through our plans for the week and how you can easily get involved using our ready to go resources.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg – Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK
  • Anant Naik – Head of Communications and Marketing (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • HR professionals, internal communications, mental health champions

This webinar was recorded on Friday 1 April  2022.

How to support the young people in your life as a parent or guardian and get support for yourself

As parents and guardians it can be difficult to know how best to support our children’s mental health. Sadly, there’s no one size fits all or golden textbook that teaches us this skill. In this webinar, we will explore how to approach conversations about mental health with young people, and where to get further guidance to protect their wellbeing. We will also address the need for a space where other families can connect, share experiences and get peer support.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg – Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK
  • Enda Egan – Head of Young People’s Programmes, Mental Health UK
  • Simon Davies – Manager, Commercial Banking Operating Strategy, Lloyds Banking Group

Who’s it for?

  • Parents and guardians

This webinar was recorded on Thursday 17 February 2022.

How to… identify signs of loneliness and support colleagues

Loneliness is not just a phenomenon that was confined to our experiences of lockdown. Many people can present themselves day-to-day as confident, happy and fulfilled at work yet still experience loneliness in their lives. This webinar will explore how to spot signs that someone might be lonely and how to support them.

Panel:

  • Flora Bannerman, Senior Partnerships Officer, Mental Health UK
  • Judith Major, Hafal Promise National Co-ordinator, Hafal/Adferiad Recovery
  • Dominique Toyra, Group Development Officer in the South West, Rethink Mental Illness

Who’s it for?

  • Colleagues, workplace mental health champions, HR professionals

This webinar was recorded on Friday 10 December 2021.

How to… talk to your line manager about your mental health for the first time

This webinar will help give you the tools and confidence to talk to your line manager for the first time about your mental health. The session will bring to life the real stories of Niki Garcha-Davies and her colleague Nguyet Yip from Lloyds Banking Group and enable you to ask questions to our expert Emma Carrington.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships (host)
  • Niki Garcha-Davies, Lloyds Banking Group (expert)
  • Nguyet Yip, Lloyds Banking Group (expert)
  • Emma Carrington, Colleague Mental Health Support Lead, Mental Health UK (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • Colleagues, line managers, workplace mental health champions

This webinar was recorded on Thursday 5 November 2021.

How to… make your contribution to the nation’s mental health

For the past year Mental Health UK has been working with ITN to tell the stories of how some amazing businesses across the UK have recognised their strengths and the opportunity to go above and beyond to help protect the nation’s mental health. In this webinar we’ll be talking to three of Mental Health UK’s partners who have taken part in the production, reflecting on their journey and asking them for their top tips for other businesses to follow.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships (host)
  • Jon Bacon, DPS Education Solutions & SFE Lead UKI, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices (expert)
  • Rhoda Steel, Head of Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson (expert)
  • David Rowsell, Head of Community Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group (expert)
  • Chris Jones, Director of Support, VCX (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • HR professionals, Business strategists, CSR professionals, ESG professionals

This webinar was recorded on Thursday 14 October 2021.

 

How to… talk about suicide in the workplace

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the country, but suicides among teenage girls and young women have almost doubled in recent years.

We know that the suicide rate for construction workers in the UK is over three times the national average. That’s why we’re teaming up with our partners at the Builders Merchants Federation for this discussion on ‘How to talk about suicide in the workplace’, to promote the importance of suicide prevention and to give greater confidence to people on how to talk about the issue.

Aimed at employers, workplace mental health champions and any colleague who wants to be supportive to their peers, the discussion will look at the prevalence of suicide, why people may find it difficult to talk about suicide and what we can all do to better raise awareness and have more supportive conversations. The webinar will also look at the higher prevalence in men and the construction sector.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships (host)
  • John Newcomb, Chief Executive, Builders Merchants Federation (expert)
  • Brian Dow, Chief Executive, Mental Health UK (expert)
  • Olivia Guerini, NCL Support After Suicide Service, Rethink Mental Illness (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • Employers, workplace mental health champions and colleagues

This webinar was recorded on Friday 24 September 2021.

How to… support your colleagues with money problems

We know that there is an intrinsic link between mental health problems and money worries. That’s why we set up our award-winning Mental Health & Money Advice service, which offers clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money. To date, we’ve helped thousands of to improve their financial situation, saving over £10m collectively in the process.

At this event designed for employers, Katie Legg will be joined by Sarah Murphy, Associate Director of Advice, Information and Training at Mental Health UK, whose team is responsible for delivering the Mental Health & Money Advice service.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships (host)
  • Sarah Murphy, Associate Director for Advice, Information and Training (expert)
  • Karleen Dowden, Regional Partnerships Manager, Money & Pensions Service (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • Employers

This webinar was recorded on Thursday 15 July 2021.

How to… support colleagues through and after negative life events

The events of the last 15 months has affected everyone negatively to a degree. This webinar will look at how anyone in the workplace can support a colleague who has been more acutely affected through this or any other negative life event. We will look at understanding emotions, acceptance and grief.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK (host)
  • Liam Southam, Criminal Justice Care Navigation Lead at Rethink Mental Illness (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • Mental health champions, employees and HR professionals

This webinar was recorded on Friday 18 June  2021

How to… increase understanding of the links between mental and physical health and provide support in the workplace

In this webinar, Katie Legg will be talking to Lucy Schonegevel from Rethink Mental Illness about the issues arising in the workplace, the impact of Covid-19 and what managers can do to promote good mental health and physical health and help employees where needed.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK (host)
  • Lucy Schonegevel, Associate Director for Policy and Practice at Rethink Mental Illness (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • Employers, HR professionals and mental health champions

This webinar was recorded on Thursday 20 May 2021

How to… support with stress and change in the workplace as we exit lockdown

At this event designed for employers, workplace champions and employees, Katie Legg was joined by Charlotte Maxwell-Davies, Head of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health UK.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK (host)
  • Charlotte Maxwell-Davies, Head of Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health UK (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • Employers, employees and workplace wellbeing champions

This webinar was recorded on Thursday 15 April 2021

How to… use campaigns and awareness days to drive conversations in your workplace

At this event, Katie Legg was joined by Stephen Rowe, Chief Marketing Officer at PureGym and Anant Naik, Head of Marketing & Communications at Mental Health UK.

With Mental Health Awareness Week soon on the horizon, we discussed how to make the most out of the week to drive conversation and change in your organisation as well as how to create compelling and inclusive mental health campaigns.

We spoke to Stephen Rowe about PureGym’s successful 2019 Relay and Shoot for the Moon campaigns. We also launched our plans for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Mental Health UK (host)
  • Stephen Rowe, Chief Marketing Officer, PureGym (expert)
  • Anant Naik, Head of Marketing & Communications, Mental Health UK (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • HR and wellbeing professionals, mental health champions

This webinar was recorded on Friday 26 March 2021

How to… Talk to young people about building resilience through Covid-19

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships (host)
  • Enda Egan, Head of Young People’s Programmes (expert)

Who’s it for?

  • Parents and employers

This webinar was recorded on Friday 29 January 2021

How to… Look after your own mental health whilst maintaining the wellbeing of your team

Panel:

  • Katie Legg, Director of Strategy and Partnerships (host)
  • Sarah Murphy, Associate Director for Advice, Information and Training (expert)

Who’s it for? Managers

This webinar was recorded on Friday 29 January 2021