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Workplace Wellbeing Theatre

Supporting employee mental health: Mind’s advice following the Thriving at Work review
10:30 - 11:15
Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes,

With 300,000 losing their jobs every year because of poor mental health, now is the time for employers to act.

Mind’s Chief Executive, Paul Farmer, was asked by the Prime Minister to undertake an independent review into how employ-ers can better support the mental health of employees. In this talk his colleague, Faye McGuinness, will provide an overview of the findings from the ‘Stevenson/Farmer: Thriving at Work’ review. In addition, she will share:

• Update on the progress that has been made since the re-port was published
• Guidance on how employers can implement the core and enhanced mental health standards
• Best practice from the range of workplace wellbeing in-terventions being delivered across the UK
• Useful resources for employers which save money and time

Resourcing humans: What does an emotionally healthy workplace look like? Why does it matter?
11:30 - 12:30
Head of Training,
Family Links: The Centre for Emotional Health
Head of Programmes
Family Links: The Centre for Emotional Health

Are the people in your organisation energised, motivated and valued? Would your customers/clients agree? Less than half of UK employees feel that they’re supported by their colleagues when they need it and 60% state that their workplace directly contributes to poor mental health.
In this interactive session, we will explore emotional health as the foundation for good mental health in the workplace. We will demonstrate how you can enhance the emotional health of your employees and the relationships between them. The positive benefits extend beyond individual employees and their families into the organisation as a whole. This can allow both the people and the organisation’s vision and purpose to flourish.

Case study: Implementing an effective mental health strategy at Next plc
12:45 - 13:15
Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Next Plc
Director and Head of Training
Oakwood Training

Over the past 12 months Oakwood Training have been helping Next look after the mental health and wellbeing of their staff. From developing corporate policies and wellbeing charters to creating and delivering comprehensive training programs and procedures.
Terry and Andy will share their journey with you.
- Why things needed to change
- How they started
- The importance of board-level buy-in
- How they overcame any objections and obstacles along the way
- What’s next for Next? How do you keep the momentum going?

Laing O’Rourke’s 5-year journey to improve health and wellbeing – lessons learnt and ideas that could be replicated in other workplaces
13:30 - 14:00
Health and Wellbeing Leader
Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a champion of employee health and wellbeing, with comprehensive prevention and intervention programmes, training courses and employee engagement projects which are proving to make a real difference. But this wasn’t always the case. 5 years ago, their health and wellbeing strategy was much less mature.
In this talk visitors will hear about Laing O’Rourke’s journey. As well as hearing how they cover fundamental legal requirements, you will hear about a range of projects they’ve run for 4,000 construction workers across 70 sites. Including: mental health, MSD and fast-track to physio programmes. Other programmes include:
• Annual ‘best improver’ competition, for employees wanting to lose weight, improve resilience and capacity, and generally improve their lifestyle choices.
• Raising awareness of the importance of physical health and exercise on mental health by running a charity cy-cle challenge during the working week. Employees cov-ered a distance equal to the distance from London to Sydney.
• Campaign to protect outdoor workers from skin cancer, presented in House of Commons
• Plus – plans to improve for the future

Where is the mental health agenda headed in 2019?
14:15 - 14:45
Conference Director
Mad World Forum
Senior Product Manager
Acre Frameworks
The Performance Club

This session will explore the significant changes that have happened over the past 18 months regarding how businesses are approaching mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and what is next for solution focused best practice.

‘Talk to Me’ initiative at Siemens – shifting conversations about safety and wellbeing
15:00 - 15:30

Through a new initiative called ‘Talk to Me’, Siemens is shifting the focus of conversations about safety and wellbeing. EHS are facilitating the initiative, operational managers are taking ownership, and safety & wellbeing are now discussed together as part of the same conversation. Hear about the full scope of the initiative in this case study.

Being part of the ‘sandwich generation’, with both younger and older people to look after, and its impact on your health and wellbeing
15:45 - 16:15
Occupational Health and Safety Policy Advisor

Recognising the fact that people have lives outside work too, and factors which can impact on health and wellbeing.