Managing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

The University of Chester, School of Law is launching a new inter-disciplinary Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity. This Forum will focus on and specialise in research and knowledge transfer activities in the area of diversity and equality across a range of disciplines.

Link to Managing Mental Health Issues in the Workplace event
Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014
Law School, 67 Liverpool Road, Chester

It is intended that the Forum will provide a much needed knowledge transfer resource for local voluntary organisations, lawyers, HR practitioners, academics and businesses across the North West and beyond. During 2014, the Forum will be working with recognised experts to present a series of 2 hour long CPD accredited events on issues relating to equality and diversity.

For further details of these events see the Forum website at

On Wednesday 2nd April 2014, the Forum will be hosting in conjunction with Mind a workshop on Managing Mental Health in the Workplace. This workshop will be led by James Moore an Associate Trainer for Mind. He also works for the University of Bradford as a Disability Adviser - Mental Health and Wellbeing.


The workshop will cover the following areas:

The Business Case for Workplace Mental Health.

  • Economic
  • Ethical
  • Legal

What does a Mentally Resilient Workplace look like ?

  • The job
  • The organisation
  • Relationships
  • Career & Personal Development
  • Work/Life Interface
  • Examples of Best Practice 

Challenges & Opportunities going forward

  • Potential Impact of legislation & policy developments on work place mental health & wellbeing going into 2014 and beyond.

This will be followed by an interactive exercise.



This workshop is being  offered at considerable discount due to the links forged with Mind by Milking It For Money (MIFM). MIFM is a staff student partnership based within the University of Chester Law School. The broad aim is to produce an on-going commitment to raise money and awareness for good causes. We are working to develop a long standing commitment to Mind the Mental Health Charity ( and we intend to then have a commitment to a local good cause which will change for each academic year. This academic year, 2013-4  we are working to raise money for the  Cheshire & North Wales Human Milk Bank  (

MIFM also provides students with an opportunity to develop skills and take on responsibility- to that end there will also be a short student presentation on Milking It For Money the work done to date and plans for the future.