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Legal & General committed to finding tech solutions to mental health

Legal & General is hosting a roundtable event in partnership with the City Mental Health Alliance, a not for profit alliance of organisations which work together to eradicate the stigma of mental health in the workplace.

10 Oct 2018

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The roundtable comes as part of the FTSE 100 company’s commitment to raising awareness about mental health issues in the workplace and to press the role technology can play in tackling the mental health challenge.

The event will take place on World Mental Health Day and will be hosted by Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General. It will include a debate on the potential sources of innovation and technology that could be used to tackle mental health, how businesses can most effectively tap into this tech and what skills they need to make progress in this area.

Nigel Wilson, CEO, Legal & General: "We are delighted to be hosting this event which brings together two very important issues: mental health and technology. Last year’s Stevenson/Farmer’s Thriving at Work report highlighted the huge cost of mental ill-health to businesses, and whilst steps have been made to address this much more needs to be done to both raise awareness and tackle the stigma. Technology is revolutionising business and broader society, so it’s vital that we find ways to harness technological advances for mental health solutions."