Managing bullying in the workplace seminar

Athlone Mental Health Ireland and the Health and Safety Authority have come together in association with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work to present national mental health and wellbeing in the workplace seminars in October.

Athlone has been chosen as one of the locations to host the seminar concerned with managing bullying in the workplace. The seminars are specifically developed for business owners and managers in SMEs. Participants will both learn about mental health and the workplace and explore practical strategies to manage common associated issues that arise.

Patricia Bourke, head of training and professional standards at Mental Health Ireland, said: “Business owners and managers of SMEs have a great opportunity explore practical strategies to identify the signs when a person’s mental health and wellbeing requires attention. The seminars will help attendees to develop strategies to manage presenting issues by staff, to protect against litigation, and ensure ethical standards are being met.

The seminars will also offer those who attend an open forum to explore how best to apply the learning within their own work environment. Patricia Murray of the Health and Safety Authority said: “All companies are required to embed health and safety systems within ‘how they do business’ and this includes promoting and enhancing mental health and wellbeing at work. The information taught in these seminars will equip owners and managers to deal with staff issues that may occur in the workplace.”

The seminars cost €50 per person and take place on October 7 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, from 9.30am to 3.45pm. As places are limited early booking online is essential. For further details or to book a place go to www.mentalhealthireland.ie/mhi-training/seminars/

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