WORKERS will be 'healthier and happier' after a special event to bring together employees and their bosses on World Mental Health Day next month. 

On October 10, a talk with a range of local health groups will highlight the important role workplaces play in mental wellbeing.

It will take place for workers in North Somerset.

The conference talk is named 'Being a Community of Change and Making a Difference' and will be hosted by North Somerset Workplace Health and Wellbeing Collaborative – a group made up of different local organisations which is supporting the development of a Healthy Workplace accreditation scheme in North Somerset.

Some of the speakers include: Professor Dame Carol Black, an expert on the relationship between work and health; Local support groups and services; Talk Club, a talking and listening club for men; the North Somerset Male Health Stakeholder Group, and Better Health North Somerset, the council’s public health team.

Other groups attending are GamCare, Weston Athletic Club, NHS Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust and Western Rebels.

There will also be information on menopause from local specialists, taster sessions for massage and meditation and The Jamestown Brothers Band will be providing entertainment to complete the day.

The event will take place on October 10 from 1pm to 9pm at the Winter Gardens, in Weston. Tickets are now available to book online. 

North Somerset Council’s deputy leader and executive member for public health, Cllr Mike Bell, said: "We’re committed to tackling health inequalities across North Somerset.

"Many of us spend a significant proportion of our lives at work and clearly workplaces have an impact on our mental wellbeing. Having a healthy workforce is something every organisation should be striving for.

"Our public health team is doing great work to promote healthy workplaces. For example our North Somerset Healthy Workplaces Award Programme specifically supports local employers to develop and deliver policies and programmes to make positive changes in the workplace.

"This event is a great example of partners and communities coming together to see what we can all do to improve things for people across North Somerset.

"We’ll have local experts there who’ll be sharing their own experiences and knowledge to help promote good mental health and wellbeing. There’ll be lots on offer so please come and join us."

To book free tickets, visit