The Insurance and Actuarial Society of Glasgow's programme of events continued with a successful lunchtime event on mental health attended by more than 200 members.
Mental health is now seen as an essential item on the agenda for any workplace, with benefits of a successful programme including talent retention, less long-term absence and higher rates of productivity.
The seminar was hosted by Petra Velzeboer, mental health consultant, psychotherapist, executive coach, podcast host and training provider.
Raised in a cult, Ms Velzeboer's story is one of courage in the face of adversity. She believes if we use empathy and generate human connection at work, we can create mentally healthy workplaces and enhance productivity.
One delegate commented: "I attended the event today to have a better understanding of how I should help other people in the workplace. I didn't know what to expect as I have never attended an event like that before. I left feeling secure within myself, emotional at connecting with my feelings and the feelings of other people, as well as feeling like somewhere within my brain something had 'clicked'."
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