Professionals from security industry and mental health experts will come together at the Shard on 22 May to discuss mental health and wellbeing in the security sector.
The event, organised in collaboration between the Security Institute and Mitie, aims to raise mental health awareness among security professionals, who, more often than not, may be hesitant to disclose, discuss and receive support for mental health issues.
Vicki Vidler, the founder of the Consortium for the Prevention of Suicide, will be joining the event to speak on behalf of the Consortium.
And first-hand experiences will be shared by an institute member about his own journey and experiences with mental health in the security industry.
A spokesperson from the Security Institute said: “1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace, with evidence suggesting that 12.7% of all sickness absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions.
“This is an ever-growing concern for the security sector where security professionals are frequently working in challenging roles, as well as, at times, in isolation.
“We need to come together to raise mental health awareness and to try and improve the stigma which could make Security Professionals hesitant to disclose, discuss and gain support for mental health issues.
“Furthermore, better mental health support in the workplace can save UK businesses up to £8 billion annually.”
You can book your place here.