Michael Hempseed


The World Health Organisation has listed depression as the leading cause of disability worldwide. Unmanaged mental illness is now the leading cause of productivity loss, sick leave and staff turnover. 

This masterclass will provide an overview of mental illness based on the latest scientific studies, what employers can do to reduce mental illness, how to help and support someone who is struggling, and how to build workplaces where mental illness is less likely. 

We will consider case studies to show you how to deal with real issues.

Learning Outcomes

Your participation in this masterclass will help you to:

  • understand how mental illness affects and changes the brain and a person’s behaviour
  • understand how mental illness can affect staff performance and productivity in ways many employers don’t consider
  • detect the early warning signs of mental illness
  • approach a colleague or employee who you suspect may have a mental illness
  • avoid making the problem worse.


  • The science of how mental illness affects the brain
  • The signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • How you can approach a staff member you are concerned about
  • How to design workplaces where mental illness is less likely to occur

Target Audience

Business owners and senior leaders

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