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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:
Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes,
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.
Head of Training
Family Links: The Centre for Emotional Health
Head of Programmes
Family Links: The Centre for Emotional Health
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.
Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Director and Head of Training
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:
Health and Wellbeing Leader
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.
Mad World Forum
Senior Product Manager
The Performance Club
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.
This talk will present ways improve workplace nutrition to help employees eat better, one bite at a time.
Head of Nutrition and Wellbeing, Artizian and Co-Founder
Employees are increasingly looking to their organisation to show that it cares for their mental as well as physical health and wellbeing. This talk will look at ways to proactively manage this area and the positive impact this can have on the business including:
Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure
With Slips, Trips and Falls becoming increasingly important on people's agendas its important to explore the following:
Business Development Manager
Sleep, together with cardio-vascular fitness and nutrition, form the three pillars of good health.There is no part of our physical or mental health that can’t be linked back to sleep. When we are sleep deprived, we suffer more frequently from short term ill health.
Over time sleep deprivation has been linked to an increased risk of chronic health conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. We are also much more likely to suffer from poor mental health including anxiety and depression.
Sleep is crucial to how we function during the day. This includes our performance at work. Our cognition, executive functioning and creativity are affected. Our vocabulary also becomes impaired. Our domestic, family and social lives can also be affected. Sleep deprivation affects our personal and professional relationships.
In the US studies have shown that roughly one third of the population are regularly failing to obtain sufficient good quality sleep. Tiredness and fatigue are unproductive, costly, unhealthy and unsafe. This presentation will help you understand how to tackle fatigue in your organisation.
Marcus de Guingand
Third Pillar of Health
Are you in the right role within the right business to truly thrive? Are you a business that offers an employee experience where your people are holistically thriving? This session will explore how fit for role, line management relationships, professional development planning, personal/business value alignment, and team dynamics impact employee wellbeing.
Senior Development Coach
Talent Assessment Consultant
This session will explore the landscape and projected direction of the burgeoning wellbeing industry, and where it intersects health and safety in different organisations through the eyes of three senior leaders with long-standing track records in the H&S industry. It will also examine what type of talent businesses are recruit-ing to effectively deliver on wellbeing in the workplace.
Group HSSE Director
Ladbrokes Coral Group
Director, Safety and Wellbeing
Senior Product Manager
A group of bus drivers at Abellio volunteered to take part in an 8-week mindfulness course, which had been developed internally with help of Chris Langer, a mindfulness coach. The bus drivers were encouraged to spend around 40 minutes per day listening to an audio guide and doing short exercises. The results were staggering.
A lot of those taking part experienced daily abuse from passengers, which took its toll mentally. One driver reported taking prescription medication for migraines but said that since starting the mindfulness course he hadn’t needed to take any more tablets. Another driver found that the stress of dealing with other road users put him in a bad mood, and as a result was getting several passenger complaints each week. By the fourth week of the course, however, the complaints stopped altogether.
As an independent body, the University of Southampton monitored the programme and the feedback from drivers, collating the results on behalf of Abellio and CIRAS.
The project was headed up by Monica Monti, who was at Abellio at the time and is now at GEODIS, and Chris Langer of CIRAS. In this case study Monica and Chris will share what worked well and what they would change if they were to do it again. The presentation aims to be an informative and interactive discussion, opening up an innovative, preventative approach to tackling incidents long before they happen.
Project Change Manager
Head of Health, Safety, Security and Compliance
Geodis United Kingdom Ltd
In this fascinating talk, Andy will discuss working under pressure, how human factors play their part and how to detect behaviours.
The subjects Andy will discuss include working under pressure (emotional vs. rational mindsets), individual self-awareness and stress responses, advanced body language recognition (behaviour detection and reading the signs), neutral behaviour versus hostile body language and individual skills to reduce pressure and create positive outcomes. Andy will also conduct a class demonstration in sensory overload, so come prepared!
Andy will take you on a journey to identify when your behaviour is influenced by external pressures.
Global Security Solutions, Cardinus Risk Man