Group events

Welcome to the events section of the Offshore Group.

Networking meetings are usually at a range of venues, often linked to a local IOSH Branch. Attendance is free and light refreshments are provided. See individual event links for detailed locations and timings.

Upcoming events

23 May 2019 - Webinar: The health of a nation – a UK North Sea perspective

Presentations from previous events and meetings are available on our recent events page.

Other events of interest

See Me Workplace Programme: Learning and Celebration Event - 15th January, 9.30am-4.30pm

The Studio, Hope Street, Glasgow

This year’s event will focus on sharing good practice and identifying steps to implement ‘what works’ to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace. There will be a number of short presentations from employers, partners and, people with lived experience, facilitated table discussions and workshops on key topics. By the end of the event participants will have had:

  • Opportunities to hear about and share their own commitment and efforts of workplaces tackling stigma and discrimination within the workplace.
  • Opportunities to hear different experiences, including lived experience of mental health stigma and discrimination, share good practice and explore common challenges in the workplace.
  • Networking opportunities with peer employers working to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace.

This event is aimed at senior leaders, HR Directors and others in roles which include supporting organisations directly to create the conditions to nurture staff’s mental health as well as create the conditions for those that struggle with mental health problems to ask for help and get the support they need when they need it.

Book your place.


Leading the way for mental health inclusion in the workplace - 19 March, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Mental health problems don’t discriminate; they can happen to any of us. According to the Thriving at Work and At a tipping point? reports (2017), unsupported mental ill-health in the workplace leads to:

  • significant financial losses of as much as £1,035 per employee, per year;
  • only 2 in 5 employees working at peak performance;
  • high levels of presenteeism from mental ill-health (almost twice the business cost as actual absence from work);
  • 37 percent of all work-related ill health cases, and
  • 45 percent of all working days lost – an average of 26 days per person.

As leaders we have the financial, moral and legal obligation to ensure all our employees work in an environment that is supportive and conductive of positive mental health and wellbeing; where individuals struggling with mental health problems can ask for help and get the right support at the right time, without fear of stigma and discrimination.

But where to start? What effective approaches should we prioritise to drive change?  How can we ensure we get buy-in from commissioning, designing, strategy, planning, facilities and operational staff and others in the organisation to create the right conditions for all employees and our business to thrive?

At this event See Me and representatives from private companies, ScotRail, Babcock, Apex Hotels and Burness Paull LLP, will share challenges and solutions to put mental health in the workplace higher in their agenda.  he programme for the day will include short presentations, space for reflection and discussion, and networking opportunities.

This event is free to attend - book your place