GMB National President to speak at Mental Health in the Workplace Conference
GMB National President Barbara Plant to speak at Mental Health in the Workplace Conference hosted by Colchester Trades Union Council on 12 October
For our GMB workplace reps, mental health is one of the hardest issues to deal with, says GMB
GMB National President Barbara Plant will be speaking at the Mental Health in the Workplace Conference hosted by the Colchester Trades Union Council on 12 October.
The theme of this year’s event is stress/mental health in the workplace, what Trades Unions can do to protect members and prevent discrimination; and what Employers are doing in terms of their awareness of, and responses to Employees suffering mental ill-health.
The aim of the Conference is to bring together Employers and those representing Employees, to facilitate dialogue and constructive discussion about this ever-increasing problem, how to respond, what help to provide and where to get extra support.
Details of the event are as follows:
Saturday 12 October 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Colchester Headgate Theatre
The event is open to the public and coincides with World Mental Health Day on October 10th. [See Notes to Editors for ticket information]
Barbara Plant, GMB National President said:
“For our GMB workplace reps, mental health is one of the hardest issues to deal with. It can be extremely difficult to talk about because there is still a lot of stigma surrounding a mental health problem and our members fear for their jobs, their reputations and being judged negatively.
“GMB have long campaigned for better understanding of mental health at work and for greater resources from Government to tackle the issues and improve people’s quality of life. Therefore, I am delighted to have been invited to speak at this event and raise awareness on such an important issue."
Contact: Gavin Davies 07930 983376 or GMB London Region Press Office 07970 114762
Notes to Editors
Tickets are free and must be booked via Headgate Theatre: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01206 366000