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? Large and small businesses
Aim – inform organisations’ mental health at work policy and how to put into practice
Research findings show that the mental health and wellbeing of the UK population has generally deteriorated during the pandemic, with marked effects for those in employment. As seen in earlier webinars in this series, different groups of workers have been disproportionately affected. Although support is available, it often targets individuals and overlooks the need for systemic, organizationally focused strategies. This webinar highlights the need for effective policies and practices at the organisational level to help support the wellbeing and mental health of staff. Guidelines on suicide prevention and postvention are a key element of such policies. Examples of best practice for organisations in introducing systemic wellbeing interventions will be provided.
· Emma Mamo, Mind- A whole organisation approach and spotlight on frontline workers- confirmed
· Rachel Suff, CIPD- How ‘good work’ can support good mental health and the role of good people management – confirmed
· Abi Hirschman, Charlie Waller – meaningful conversations when someone is in distress – confirmed
Professor Gail Kinman, content adviser re suicide confirmed
Chair – Louise Aston, Business in the Community- confirmed