Tuesday 14th May 2019 | 09:00 to 11:00 (registration from 08:30)
Clarion, Elizabeth House, 13-19 Queen Street, Leeds, LS1 2TW
During Mental Health Awareness week, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber will be joining forces with Leeds law firm Clarion to deliver this very important event looking at mental health in the construction industry and what companies can and are doing to try and reverse the industry’s shocking statistics in this area (data from the Office of National Statistics found that between 2011 and 2015, of the 13,232 in-work suicides recorded, those within the skilled construction and building trades made up 13.2% – despite construction accounting for little over seven per cent of the UK workforce).
Clare King, Legal Director, Private Client, Clarion
As a trained Mental Health First Aider Clare will share the importance of being aware of mental health issues and the benefit to the workplace. Clare will demonstrate how you can create a more inclusive culture and the initiatives Clarion has put in place.
Joanna Dodd, Senior Associate, Employment, Clarion
Joanna often advises on issues around employees’ mental ill-health and will explain when mental health conditions might be classed as a disability in law and what the employer’s obligations are in this area. Joanna will also discuss the practicalities of managing absence linked to mental health issues, what adjustments might be necessary and appropriate, and how performance/conduct issues (which are or may be linked to an underlying mental health condition) should be dealt with.
Eddie Murphy, Founder of Ollio Consult
Eddie will talk about the need for healthy buildings and the emerging concepts around biophilia in the workplace which incorporate design that promotes mental and physical wellbeing leading to happier, healthier and more focused work teams.
CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2019
Are you a mental health champion?
Clarion are also sponsoring the Health, Safety and Wellbeing category at this year’s awards ceremony which is a topic of particular importance to the firm given the work of its private client and employment teams who are very knowledgeable in this area and are often called on to provide specialist advice.
Entries are particularly encouraged from organisations who are placing employee wellbeing and mental health at the forefront of their health and safety strategy. The forms can be downloaded from the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber website here .