Psychological safety: improving and protecting the mental health of your workforce

  • Published: 28th November 2017
  • Last updated: 11th December 2017
  • Start date: 27 Feb 2018
  • End date: 27 Feb 2018
  • Start time: 2 p.m.
  • End time: 7 p.m.

UK Chamber of Shipping
30 Park Street

Mental health and well-being are topics that are being spoken about more and more both within the maritime industry and as a whole. While its always been an important topic, there is now more conversation and more research being undertaken than ever before. 

Working at sea, or transitioning from sea to shore can be tough. An intense environment can exacerbate the feelings of isolation, fatigue, depression and stress that some workers encounter. 

This event will provide attendees with an insight into the positive impact of psychologically safe workplaces and the financial implications for companies with poor mental health within the workforce. We will also discuss the proactive steps employers can take to protect and enhance the mental health of their staff. 

The focus of the event will be to the share knowledge as best practice, educating to change culture, raise awareness of issues with the workplace and ‘costs’ of poor mental health for both employers, employees and morale.

The key note speaker for this event will be Professor Dame Carol Black. Dame Carol Black is the international leading expert on workforce well-being and the author of numerous publications on the subject.  She is a special advisor to the Department of Health and Public Health England as well as the Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge. 

Draft programme: 

2.00 – 2.30 Registration and tea and coffee

2.30 – 2.35 Welcome 

2.35 – 3.00 Key note speech | Professor Dame Carol Black

3.00 – 3.20 Business perspective – cost implications of poor psychological safety

3.20 – 3.45 How to take a practical approach to improving psychological safety in the workplace

3.45 – 4.15 Refreshment break

4.15 – 4.45 Is mindfulness valuable to your workplace? A case study of how this has helped in the NHS amongst surgeons

4.45 – 5.00 How industry is tackling the issue – an update from the UK Chamber of Shipping

5.00 – 5.15 Concluding remarks

5.15 – 6.45 Networking and discussion with drinks and nibbles


If you have any problems registering to attend the event, click here or email Jenny Atkinson, Event Manager.