The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as ‘a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.’
Grespi and legal firm CMS are teaming up to present a series of three lunchtime webinars for HR professionals and senior managers targeting problematic situations at work.
Grespi’s Deputy Medical Director, Dr William Badenhorst has been named an International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for his significant contributions to the psychiatric field.
Grespi has teamed up with the Health Claims Forum (HCF) to provide a series of webinars on effective management of mental health-related claims. Almost 200 claims assessors took part in the first session on mental health conditions, fitness to work and IME reports today. A second webinar on evidence-based handling of complex claims is scheduled for 22 October.
The next Grespi/CMS Mental Health Responder Plus, a half-day online course for HR and managers, will take place on Tuesday 8 September. The course will also focus on managing mental health at work during the Covid-19 pandemic, as employees face the challenge of returning to work and businesses aim at progressively reverting to pre-Covid-19 operations.
Grespi has issued advice in response to requests for advice from HR managers on how to manage GP sick notes stating ‘anxiety’, ’stress’ or ‘work-related stress’ related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in the workplace.