The webinar will be hosted by HSE as part of its Working Minds campaign, in partnership with Lifelines Scotland.
Many employers are unaware that they have a legal duty to assess and respond to the risks of work-related stress, in the same way as they would respond to physical health risks.
In Great Britain, in 2020/21, 822,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety.
The most recent Deloitte report estimates that the total annual cost of poor mental health to employers has increased by 25% since 2019.
The webinar will provide you with practical information on what you need to do to be legally compliant and advice on how you can prevent and reduce work-related stress to support good mental health.
Sign up to the webinar
Speakers include experts from HSE and Gillian Moreton, Service Lead for Lifelines Scotland:
“Work-related stress matters because we spend a lot of time at work, and the good news is, that good work is good for us. As well as providing us with the income to support our families and our loved ones, good work also gives us a sense of purpose, of self-esteem and social support with our colleagues.”
Sarah Jones, Head of Scotland Engagement Partnership team at HSE, said: “Getting this right is not only good for your team, but it’s better for business.
“Stress is cumulative and workplace changes, increased workloads or responsibilities or lack of support can add to the pressure workers feel. Giving opportunities to discuss those problems and removing or mitigating those problems can stop workers being overwhelmed or becoming ill.
“We’re offering employers in Scotland the opportunity to join the webinar to better understand their legal duties, learn how to prevent risks developing, promote good mental health by spotting the signs of stress and taking action to protect their workers.”
Visit the Working Minds website for more information on the campaign.