Workplace Mental Health – Complying with Safety and Equality legal obligations

  • Thursday 5th and Thursday 12th May 2022 (10am - 1pm)
    Thursday, May 5, 2022 - Thursday, May 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Online Certified Learning Programme in 2 sections


About this course

Workplace mental health is now classed as a disability and employers are required under the Employment Equality Act 1998/2015 to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with mental health disabilities.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) have taken the lead and are declaring that workplace mental health is now a safety issue and that its members are well placed to respond. IOSH is urging its members to think safety, compliance, risk assessments, and employee support therapy to address the mental health issues that are now impacting the workplace.
Certified Training Certificate of attendance presented by the EAP Institute will be sent by post and the PowerPoint will be sent by email.
Continuing Professional Development Awards
Professional Development Hours (P.D.H.’s) will be awarded by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) for attendance.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) members will be able to allocate CPD points to the course at the rate of 3 points per course day.
Learning Objectives
• Those attending will learn about employer’s legal obligations and steps required to comply with the law.
• How to conduct a mental health risk assessments for all mental health risks and providing reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.
• Defining limits of Manager’s role in relation to managing poor performance and signposting employees to appropriate mental health professionals and community based resources, for support.


  • Maurice Quinlan
    Maurice Quinlan, Director of the EAP Institute is a competent person as required by Section 80(1) of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. He has the knowledge, skills and experience to develop policies and training on Employee Support Therapy (EST) for workplace mental health, workplace intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol), Psychological and Psychosocial risks and employee health and wellbeing policies and programmes for national and international companies.