Cardiff event set to empower Welsh extrepreneurs with better mental health awareness

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As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13 to 19) NatWest Cymru is hosting an event in Cardiff, which aims to empower entrepreneurs so they are able to better recognise the signs of mental health problems.

According to the Mental Health Foundation 70 million work days in the UK are last every year due to mental health problems, costing employers around £2.4bn. More importantly, the impact upon employee wellbeing can significantly impact their happiness and ability to perform well within their roles or the businesses that they lead.

The free event, which will take place on Friday, May 17 at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator in One Central Square, will include a workshop led by award-winning training company Ajuda.

The Cardiff-headquartered specialists will explore how the pressures of running your own business and those in the workplace can contribute to mental health problems. They will discuss how people can better recognise the signs associated with these problems and how to respond to them, as well as how to be more compassionate and supportive to those with a mental health problem.

Gemma Collins, NatWest Business Growth Enabler, who is organising the event said:

“Working conditions and environment can have a huge impact on mental health and, equally, someone’s mental health can have a significant impact on their ability to perform well in their job.

“Whether you work alone, as part of a small team or in a big corporate, it’s important that you can recognise the signs of stress, pressure and mental ill health in yourself – and in others around you, which is why this event is so important.”

The Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Work Place event takes on May 17 (10:00 to 12:15) at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator, One Central Square, Cardiff and includes refreshments. To book your free place visit