We showed that mental health is at the top of our agenda, hosting an event in collaboration with East Midlands HR Network.
The mental health focused event saw around 50 professionals from across the region gather at our dedicated training academy in Mansfield.
The event was led by mental health first aider and wellbeing consultant Cathy Lawson, and covered what mental health is, identification of symptoms, negative attitudes, stereotypes and stigma associated with mental illness.
Facilitated discussion between attendees saw thought-provoking conversation on the use of language around mental health and the prevalence of mental illness in society and the workplace.
Jo Moxon, HR Director at Pendragon PLC, said:
"I'm thrilled that we could host the mental health event in collaboration with East Midlands Network Event. It was fantastic to see so many people turn out - it's clear mental health is top of the agenda for many companies. The session was thought-provoking and a great opportunity to get people talking about mental health in the workplace."
According to MIND, approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. With growing awareness around mental health, organisations are wanting to do more to support their employees who suffer with mental health issues.