Mental Health & Vulnerability Working Party
This Can Happen - award winning conference on Mental Health in the Workplace - returns on 25th November, attracting delegates from 150+ companies to share, learn, and discuss practical solutions for dealing with workplace mental health. The UK's largest corporate mental health event features 20+ sessions and over 80 speakers from diverse industries and will address critical issues such as The Future Workplace, Faith & Diversity, Grief, Post Natal Depression and the Importance of Internal Communications.Podcasts also available on website.
Mental Health issues experiences by litigants in person was highlighted as one of the key issues facing the sector but following our Mental Health training in April it emerged that supporting staff and volunteers who engage with distressed people in emotive circumstances is just as important.
Rachel Braverman introduces the work of Money and Mental Health, a charity committed to breaking the link between financial difficulty and mental health problems.
On 23rd April we arranged a free one day workshop on working with distressed Litigants in Person. Over 90 people registered to attend but unfortunately others were unable to join us as the event was oversubscribed. Given the high level of interest, we have provided an update on the workshop below together with next steps to ensure everyone in the LIP Network is informed about our work.
Nationwide survey of debt advisers looking to inform policy-making and develop new solutions
LiPSS and the Network have recently launched a working party on mental health and vulnerability. After an initial meeting in 2017, it became apparent that there is a desire in the sector for training relating to vulnerable clients and those with mental health issues. In particular, training relating to one-off client meetings (for example, meeting an LiP for the first time on the day of their court hearing).