Good mental health and wellbeing at work – Please note event venue is Radisson Blu Hotel Durham

Tuesday 26th March 2019, 09.30–15.30 (including lunch and refreshments) Radisson Blu Hotel Durham, Frankland Lane, Durham DH1 5TA Ensuring good mental health is important for people to be happy, healthy and productive at work. 15% of people in work have symptoms of an existing mental health condition. Poor workplace mental health is costing the UK economy a huge amount, calculated at between £74 and £94 billion per year. The UNISON Bridges to Learning Partnership is holding a professional development conference for staff in the health, social care and education sectors in the Northern Region to explore issues around mental health in the workplace, to outline how important good mental health is and hopefully offer some strategies to manage mental health matters. There will be keynote presentations: Good mental health at work – more than just a nice to have, delivered by Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes, Mind and Mental health matters – staff and services under pressure, delivered by Bea Adi, National Officer, UNISON The conference will be opened by Clare Williams, UNISON Regional Secretary   Planned workshops include: Mindfulness • Managing anxiety • Spirituality • Laughter therapy and meditation The conference is sponsored by Bridges to Learning: a partnership between UNISON, the Workers Educational Association (WEA) and The Open University which aims to develop and deliver learning and progression pathways for UNISON members and potential members in education health and social care. The conference is FREE to UNISON members Non-members are welcome | Cost £10 payable on the day

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