Work, worklessness and wellbeing: COVID-19 and beyond Webinar Series – full details attached
Public Health England has commissioned The Society of Occupational Medicine to deliver a Work, worklessness and wellbeing – Covid19 and beyond webinar series.
The aim is to support employers and employees to be COVID 19 secure and maintain health and wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond, and to help policymakers think about the solutions to the key challenges faced.
Who is this for? Employers of health and social care workers
Aim – inform policy and practice in the NHS, health and social care
Health and social care workers were at high risk of work-related stress, burnout, and mental health problems prior to the pandemic and this was linked to existing recruitment and retention challenges in the sector. There is evidence that the situation has deteriorated considerably during 2020. This webinar considers the impact of COVID-19 on the health and social care workers and the wider implications for their patients/service users/ and their family. The organisational and occupationally specific hazards they are currently experiencing, such as short staffing and moral injury/distress, will also be considered. Multi-level interventions that have the potential to improve outcomes will be considered and examples of best practice identified.
· Professor Neil Greenberg: moral injury and trauma amongst health and social care confirmed
· Dr Clare Gerada, PHP, providing support – confirmed
· David Murphy, BPS Vice President – manager and leaders in the NHS in general – confirmed
· Dr Germaine Ravalier, Bath Spa University – confirmed
Executive Chair (with intro) – Professor Gail Kinman- confirmed
Chair – Professor Anne Harriss, President, SOM