More than 100 business people from across Kent will gather at County Hall Maidstone on World Mental Health day tomorrow (10 October 2018) to attend a conference focusing on mental health at work.
Alison Parmar, FSB Development Manager says: “One in four of us will suffer some sort of mental health issue. This conference will show where employers and employees can go to get advice and support – from local organisations such as The Daniels Group, to the new national toolkit Mental Health at Work.
“Small businesses make up 97% of the Kent economy. Running your own business can be immensely satisfying but with it comes great responsibility. There is a raft of organisations offering preventative advice around mental health – this event will highlight those on offer and help let businesses make the right choice for them and their employees in terms of what sort of advice they need. We hope it benefits many people and goes one step towards ending the stigma around mental illness. ”
Conference delegates will hear from Kent businesses as well as Olympic Sportsman Jack Green (pictured), Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott and Public Health Commissioner Jess Mookherjee. Refreshments will be provided by award-winning barista David Leeper of 65mm coffee who has himself battled with mental illness.
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