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Designing Employee Support Services (ESP's) for Workplace Mental Health

Dublin - Thursday 31st January 2019
Kilkenny - Thursday 28th February 2019
Galway - Thursday 21st March 2019

Irish Legislation: Mental Health and the Workplace

It is important for employers and employees to know about their legislative rights and responsibilities in relation to mental health at work. Two of the most relevant pieces of legislation are The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (SHWW Act) and the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015. Under Section 19 of the SHWW Act employers are obliged to carry out a risk assessment and advise employees of the outcome.

Reasonable Accommodation for Mental Health Risks.

The application of equality legislation to people with mental health difficulties is broad. The following mental health difficulties have been found to be included within the definition of disability: Depression, reactive depression, stress, anxiety and depression, severe generalised anxiety disorder, alcoholism, claustrophobia, agoraphobia, schizophrenia, anorexia, stress, work related stress. Employers are now obliged to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.

Learning objectives: Those attending this presentation will learn about the following
  • Explaining the evolution from duty of care to reasonable accommodation and the implications for employer liability.
  • How to conduct a behavioural risk assessment for all risks, including mental health and disabilities.
  • Reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.
  • Dublin
    Ashling Hotel
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    16 Delegates

    Designing Employee Support Services (ESPís) for Workplace Mental Health. - Dublin
    Thursday 31st January 2019



    Book online before Monday 31st of December 2018 €295.00
    After that date €350.00

    Kilkenny
    Aspect Hotel
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    16 Delegates

    Designing Employee Support Services (ESPís) for Workplace Mental Health. - Kilkenny
    Thursday 28th February 2019



    Book online before Monday 31st of December 2018 €295.00
    After that date €350.00

    Galway
    Clayton Hotel Ballybrit
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    16 Delegates

    Designing Employee Support Services (ESPís) for Workplace Mental Health. - Galway
    Thursday 21st March 2019



    Book online before Monday 31st of December 2018 €295.00
    After that date €350.00