Online Education Forum - Supporting Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing of Staff

Together we are Forbes

Tuesday 03 November 2020

9.30am - 11am

Hosted online via Zoom

Our forums are aimed at Head Teachers, School Business Managers, Finance & HR Officers, Senior Leadership Teams and Governors who want to keep up to date with relevant changes and developments in the education sector.

The topic for our online education forum is 'Supporting Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing of Staff'.


9.30am - Pandemic Fatigue and Mental Wellbeing - Julie Stirpe will be discussing the Psychosocial impact of the pandemic with focus upon how individuals are coping with the 'new normal' in the workplace. We will be exploring the signs of impaired emotional wellbeing and mental health issues that are emerging in the workplace with some practical solutions to assist helping ourselves and our colleagues.

Julie Stirpe, Psychotherapist and Expert Witness

10.00am - Managing staff mental health and disability - We will look at Identifying disability related conditions and managing work; sickness absence and reasonable adjustments in a school environment

Ruth Rule-Mullen, Partner, Forbes Solicitors

10.10am - The Importance of assessing risk when dealing with stress claims - This session will cover tips on how to effectively deal with risk assessing in all areas of schools and colleges and how this can have a positive impact on reducing the number of stress claims.

Olivia Hart, Associate Solicitor, Forbes Solicitors

10.20am - Consent to medical treatment and consent under the GDPR - Navigating the question of consent, the different types of consent and when it is appropriate to act without it.

Beth Paliga, Solicitor, Forbes Solicitors

10.30am - Employment Law Case Update

Rosalind Leahy, Solicitor, Forbes Solicitors

10.35am - Q&A

To book your place please click here and complete the online registration form.

Our webinar will be hosted via zoom where you will be able to see the panellists from Forbes (your own camera and microphone won't be turned on). You will be able to ask questions during the webinar via the Q&A feature on zoom, or alternatively send any questions through in advance when registering.