Working in partnership with mental health charities, external thought leaders, and other organisations, RBS will host its second Mental Health Awareness conference on the evening of 17 May 2018.
The event, taking place at RBS headquarters in Edinburgh, will bring together nearly 200 employees, customers and charity organisations.
The theme of the conference is "Keeping the Conversation Going", and participants will be encouraged to think about how they can give support to people around them and create a culture that facilitates open conversations about mental health.
Speakers on the evening will include CIPD, Headtorch, Prince’s Trust Scotland, RBS and more. Scottish Minister for Mental Health, Maureen Watt, will conclude the evening.
Aileen Taylor, Chief Governance Officer and Board Counsel and executive sponsor for wellbeing in RBS, said: "Last year we saw a real shift in culture at RBS with people talking more openly about mental health. We all need to look after ourselves with the ups and downs of life. I'm really proud that we are focusing on wellbeing in many different ways with our colleagues throughout May – and the conference we’re holding on 17 May in Edinburgh shows how committed we are to supporting good mental health and helping to end the stigma around mental illness."
The event falls during Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) when many charities and organisations in the UK work together to raise awareness. As well as hosting the ‘Keeping the conversation going’ event, RBS has also lit up some of its larger buildings green this week in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.