UNISON Northern Ireland

Supporting Staff with Depression or Stress Related Conditions

Event Date: 
30 May 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

UNISON Belfast

This workshop is aimed at supervisors and managers to support them to enable staff with depression or stress related conditions to stay engaged in work.  It will give participants an understanding of the spectrum of depression and similarities and differences between it and other stress related conditions.  It will explore the potential impact of medication on performance and behaviour.   Participants will gain an understanding of their responsibility under DDA, duty of care policies and reasonable adjustment as well as learning strategies for compassionate conversations, developing resilience and implementing plans that work for both manager and employee.  This day will be delivered by a mental health professional, trade union official, NLP practitioner and mental health peer educator. 

This course is eligible for backfill funding for attendees who work in domiciliary/home care, day care or supported living in the private and community/voluntary sector under the Training for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Project administered by NISCC.  You must get approval from your employer in advance.