Mental Illness in the Workplace

Mental Illness in the Workplace

Mental Illness is a problem that affects the way a person thinks about themselves, relates to others  and interacts with the world.  It affects thoughts, feelings, abilities and behaviours. This in turn may result in a diminished ability to effectively perform work tasks.

“Mental Illness is becoming the next frontier of diversity and inclusion, and employees want their companies to address it. The ability to support employees with mental health conditions — and that includes most employees at one time or another — is becoming a defining issue in the next-generation workplace.” (Harvard Business Review)

Join Occupational Therapist, Lesley Burns for this popular, informative and unique webinar where you will:

  • Discover how to recognise mental illness in the workforce
  • Determine the difference between mental and neurological illness.
  • Gain an overview of mental illness – the main categories, diagnosis, risk factors and treatment.
  • Learn to understand and address the stigma of mental illness.
  • Identify possible malingering in the workplace.
  • Be informed regarding work capacity and reasonable accommodation for people with mental illness.
  • Learn the do’s and do-not’s when interacting with someone with mental illness.

Just a word of warning, mental illness is potentially fatal – Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the suicide rate was at an all-time high worldwide.

The South African Federation for Mental Health states the following: As many as one in six South Africans suffer from anxiety, depression or substance–use problems (and this does not include more serious conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia), according to statistics released by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group  


18 March 09h00 - 12h00

Cost: R575 per person

PLEASE NOTE: We will be in touch with you to arrange payment and send you the relevant info for this webinar.

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