York’s business community are invited to a free mental health and wellbeing event this month.
The session will look at the free support available to support their workforce or themselves as business owners.
Run by City of York Council, it takes place on Tuesday 31 January from 4-5pm at their West Offices HQ, but you can also join the event online.
The economic pressures of recent years are expected to have taken an extra toll on business owners and their staff.
More than 95% of York’s businesses classified as micro or small-to-medium firms, where these pressures are likely to be more acutely felt.
Chaired by the Director of Public Health for York Sharon Stoltz, the event will highlight ways in which businesses in the city can access free support and coaching.
The event will include short talks from Cllr Ashley Mason and Andy Knowles, founder of Assetiam Business Support Services and volunteer at Menfulness, on the importance of mental health and wellbeing.
Businesses will also have the chance to hear from York Mind, the HSE, York St John Communities Centre and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) detailing the support they offer.
Participants will then be invited to ask questions as part of a Q&A session with the speakers.
The event will also launch two projects facilitated by the council alongside local partners.
- York St John Communities Centre will deliver a free coaching programme to equip local businesses with the skills they need to promote and maintain positive mental health
- York Mind will be delivering training and establishing a resource hub for businesses to use.
To book your free tickets for the event, go to the Eventbrite page here.