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Police and businesses join forces to encourage good mental heath at work

Taking care of mental wellbeing can have positive effects on both health and productivity. On 10 October 2018, World Mental Health Day, Kent Police, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Kent County Council are joining forces to invite businesses to a conference looking at mental health in the workplace. 


FSB Kent Area Leader Deborah Turner (pictured) says; “With one in four of us expected to suffer some form of mental illness, we want to encourage the conversation about wellbeing amongst Kent’s 140,000 small businesses.

Business owners present with all the same issues and illnesses as the rest of the population but the difference is that we may have less time to deal with them, which in turn means things can quickly escalate. It can be those who seem to be the most robust or who are putting on the best front that actually need the most support. This conference will show where and how we can get that help and support.”

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott says; “Mental health and wellbeing is everyone's business and I'm really pleased to be working with Kent and Medway's small businesses to improve the support we offer, and raise awareness of the help that is available. There are many issues we need to address, such as stress, anxiety, depression, isolation and other conditions and it is good to be able to come together to listen and learn.”

Business owners, managers and directors are invited to attend the free conference on 10 October 2018 at County Hall, Maidstone from 9am to 1pm. Click here to reserve a place.