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Ethical Reading September Introduction Day: Mental Health Awareness

September 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organisations promoting mental health awareness within the workplace has significant benefits to the economy and society as a whole. The cost of mental health problems in lost revenue per year for employers is estimated between £33bn to £42bn.

The main reason to improve workplace mental health is the human cost and how it affects individuals, their families, their colleagues and the wider community. Alison Foster, from Brighter Berkshire, and other speakers will explain how an inclusive culture is beneficial for everyone.

There will be handouts of takeaway sheets of local Reading support group contacts.


Alison Foster: worked as a registered Mental Health Nurse for many years. She moved into management before setting up her own small business in 2016. She has an MA in Managing Innovation and Change and was a founder of Brighter Berkshire, which won a Pride of Reading Award for its work on mental health awareness.

Testimonies from other events

“The discussion on how understanding Mental Health Awareness translating to the workplace was helpful” – RBS worker in June 2018

“Thank you for discussing such important issues” – 9th July 2018 event



17.15 -17.45: Overview of Mental Health and Mental illness

17.45-18.00: Break

18.00-18.45: Five ways to Wellbeing & Discussion

18.45-19.00: Break

19.00-19.45: Mental Health First Aid & Discussion

19.45-20.00: Wrap up and actions in the workplace

What you will learn

  • Hear an overview of mental health
  • Why it’s important and why workplace awareness is crucial
  • Hear from people with experience of mental health issues AND their recovery
  • Hear what is available to help good mental health and what’s available for mental illness

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