Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
"Did you know that 35% of fit notes are written for mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression? With workplace stress a major concern for many UNISON members, the Housing Associations Branch are running a one-day course in how to deal with workplace stress - including how to cope with the stress that being a steward can create.
We will discuss stress and how it affects your working life, what employers can do to minimise stress in the workplace, and Elizabeth Cotton from Middlesex University will give a workshop on how trade unionists can develop their own strategies for dealing with the stress that being a steward can bring. You can have a look at Elizabeth’s Surviving Work online library here: www.survivingwork.org
Also "organising around stress at work" by Tony Power, Branch Chair and "Members with mental health issues" led by Jim Lewis from National UNISON. Lunch and other refreshments will be provided. As this is a training day, stewards and health and safety reps may be entitled to paid time off to attend – contact the branch office if you have any difficulty getting permission for this.
Contact infoATunisonhablondonDOTorg on or before the 8th January to register - all branch activists and those interested in becoming more involved in their trade union are welcome. Please also feel free to circulate to members in your workplace".