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Supporting Staff with mental illness and complying with Employer’s Legal Duties

Research suggests that rates of mental illness are rising at an alarming rate: 1 in 4 employees will have a mental illness at any one time.

The World Health Organisation has listed depression as the leading cause of productivity loss worldwide.

Unmanaged mental illness is now the leading cause of productivity loss, sick leave and staff turnover.

This webinar will provide an overview of mental illness based on the latest scientific studies, what employers can do to reduce mental illness, and how to help and support someone who is struggling.

Improve your organisation’s performance and productivity by managing mental health issues.

Discover how to an employer’s legal duties to manage mental health issues at work. Find out how to effectively support staff, avoid discrimination, and comply with health and safety laws.

We will consider case studies to show you how to deal with real issues.


25 February 2020


  • Learn how mental illness affects and changes the brain and a person’s behaviour
  • Find out how mental illness can affect staff, performance and productivity in ways many employers don’t think of
  • Detect the early warning signs of mental illness
  • Discover how to approach a colleague who you suspect may have a mental illness
  • Avoid discrimination in hiring and employment
  • How to avoid making the problem worse
  • Consider ways to support people in your workplace with mental illness
  • How to support staff returning to work
  • Practical case scenarios and case law on legal responsibilities


All employers, CEOs, managers, team leaders, human resources professionals. Mental illness can affect anyone from any industry.


Michael Hempseed, author of Being A True Hero: Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Your Community, Managing Director, Employee Solution Service

Julia Shallcrass, Director, Kiwiboss Ltd


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