Mental health, Regional events, Webinars

An IP Inclusive/Jonathan’s Voice/CIPA webinar to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2019
12.30 – 1.30 pm


According to the report “Thriving at Work: The Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers” (UK Government, 2018), around 15% of those employed in the UK have symptoms of a mental health condition. The 2018 IP Inclusive and CIPA survey provided evidence that there is a significant need to address mental health issues in the IP professions.  More and more workplaces are encouraging discussions around mental health and trying to reduce the stigma associated with depression, anxiety and other conditions. Talking is a great first step – but employers need to act as well as encourage their staff to talk.

In this webinar we will hear from Graham McCartney of the charity Jonathan’s Voice, which works to promote mental wellbeing in the workplace. Graham will use personal stories to highlight the importance of individuals becoming more aware of their own mental health and more mindful of how their colleagues might be feeling. Organisations need to put mental wellbeing on a par with physical wellbeing, and to help them do this the webinar will explore the value of training mental health “first aiders” as an initial step to minimising mental ill health in the workplace. With input from IP professionals who have undertaken the training for themselves, we will also provide personal perspectives on mental health first aid training and its impact, as well as on follow-up measures to maximise its value.

This webinar is for all IP professionals, whatever their role or their level of seniority, and for those who support them for instance in managerial or HR functions. Thanks to the generosity of CIPA, who will be hosting the webinar for us, it is free of charge to IP Inclusive supporters. You can also join one of our regional meetings to listen to the webinar with other IP professionals in your area, with a chance to network and share experiences afterwards. Again, we are hugely grateful to the organisations who have volunteered to host these meetings.

How to book

Bath event (hosted by Abel & Imray; Westpoint Building, James Street West, Bath BA1 2DA): please email Sarah Rankin. Light buffet lunch provided.

Birmingham event (hosted by Marks & Clerk; Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B1 1TT): please email Lynne Jackson. Light buffet lunch provided.

Cardiff event (Abel & Imray; 3 Assembly Square, Britannia Quay, Cardiff CF10 4PL): please email Rhys Williams. Light buffet lunch provided.

London event (Abel & Imray; 20 St. Andrew Street, London EC4A 3AG): please email Emily Teesdale. Please bring a packed lunch; drinks provided.

London event (Boult Wade Tennant; Salisbury Square House, 8 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8AP): please email Jodie Collins. Please bring a packed lunch; tea/coffee and cake provided.

We’re hoping to add more locations to this list: please keep an eye on this page, or let us know if your organisation would like to host something.


If you can’t make any of the above, you can register to attend the webinar via the CIPA website, here, or email
And in case you miss the live event, a recording will be available shortly afterwards on our resources page.

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