18. September 2019 - 18:30 till 20:00
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Mentally Healthy Workplace (West Lothian Group) | West Lothian College | Wednesday, 18. September 2019

We are delighted to commence the 2019/20 year with our speaker David Beeney of Breaking the Silence, exploring how we can create a kinder culture of trust in our organisations where managers feel confident to ask employees about their well‐being knowing how this dramatically improves employee energy, productivity, engagement and results.
• We explore what it is like to suffer in silence with a mental health issue in the workplace• We improve our understanding of how employees learn to disguise their suffering• We look to inspire employees to be more open by saying ‘it’s okay not to be okay’ and to sharevulnerabilities• We explore lots of ideas of how to create a kinder culture that drives energy levels and improvespresenteeism.• We look at the importance of using the right language to encourage honest and open conversationabout wellbeing.• We understand the importance of setting the tone from the top and what we mean bymanagement education.
David has committed the rest of his working life to reducing the stigma of mental health in the workplace. He enjoyed a successful career in newspapers and magazines for over 30 years, and was MD of a regional daily newspaper and Commercial Director for Auto Trader. He always knew that he wanted to do something different at the latter end of his career, he just didn't know what that would be! He now feels he has found true purpose in life and is helping many of the leading brands in the UK to create kinder more compassionate cultures of trust. He was recognised in 2018 as one of the top 101 influencers globally on employee engagement. He is also a qualified Mental Health Counsellor affiliated to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Practitioners) and a trustee for Mind.
David will be available for a while after the event should you wish to talk further with him on the night.
This session will count as CPD.
The CIPD contact for the evening will be April Price. 

Directions: Terrace 4 is the building housing ‘The Terrace’ restaurant. When you enter, please turn leftand follow the corridor to the end.  You can find directions to the college here. 

Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.