'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

We’d love to see you at one of our upcoming webinars. To attend an event, all you need to do is sign up to a specific event from the list below and register your attendance.

All events are hosted on the Zoom Webinars platform, and attendees will receive confirmation of their attendance shortly after they’ve registered.

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

Friday 5 November 2021, 10-11am

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

Register here

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… 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