New Midlands funding to improve workforce mental health

Mental health and productivity pilot logoMidlands Mental Health and Productivity Pilot and the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) are holding a 90-minute online event to discuss the impact of workforce mental health on productivity. 

The webinar aims to inform businesses about the significant investment the region has received to deliver two new Midlands-focused groundbreaking research programmes.

The two programmes, led by ERC and Coventry University, will shed light on precisely how workplace mental health practices impact productivity and provide direct support for employers and their employees to deliver free of charge evidence-based, tested and sustainable solutions to help their staff stay mentally well.

The agenda includes speakers from the ERC and universities of Coventry, Derby and Nottingham, as well as Midlands employers to discuss the challenges they face and how they are accessing support.

The webinar takes place on Tuesday 18 October from 10 – 11.30am and is aimed at organisations and individuals who work with Midlands employers. 

Employers are being invited to the event to increase awareness of their role in supporting staff, let them know how to access free support and to help them find out what will work and how to implement it.

The two new programmes are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Department for Work and Pensions, and are managed by the Enterprise Research Centre and Coventry University respectively, in partnership with a collaboration of partners including mental health charity Mind, the West Midlands Combined Authority and universities of Birmingham, Derby, Lincoln, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick.

To attend the free event reserve your spot by booking online.

For more resources to support your employees to keep them physically and mentally well visit our Sandwell workplace wellbeing page.