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Agenda

  • Day 1: Wednesday 6th Oct 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
  • Day 2: Thursday 7th Oct 2020, 09:30 - 13:00
9:00 am
Conference Log In & Accessing Online Platform

Throughout the Conference you will be able to make use of:

  • Matchmaking networking and live delegate meetups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real-time resources and presentations
  • A next-generation conference engagement platform
9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Dr Steve Boorman CBE
Dr Steve Boorman CBE
Chair
Council for Work and Health
Confirmed
9:40 am
Acas Guidance Update: Championing Mental Health by Creating Positive Productive Workplaces
  • Emphasising the importance of all parties in the workplace knowing their role and trusting one another to take responsibility for the positive mental health of all colleagues
  • Tackling the causes of workplace stress, putting policies in place to support people, having effective difficult conversations, and the individual’s responsibility to look after their own wellbeing
  • Aiding the recovery process by implementing effective return to work management as we look at post pandemic workplace practices including: good communication between line manager, HR, occupational health and employees
  • Ensuring that employers are considerate of post-return to work adjustments and support including phased return, flexible hours and workload management
Francoise Woolley
Francoise Woolley
Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Acas
Confirmed
10:00 am
Interactive Questions and Answers Session
10:10 am
HSE Guidance Update: How Best to Ensure a Healthy and Safe Workplace Post Covid-19
  • Sharing how the Centre of Organizational Health & Wellbeing works with organisations throughout the public sector to improve health and safety in the workplace
  • Outlining how to protect the health and wellbeing of workers through developing a sustainable health strategy
  • Understanding how to achieve excellence in health risk management in the workplace
  • Exploring lessons learnt from investigating major incidents and how this can help in addressing challenges for new working practices
Capt Panos Stavrakakis
Capt Panos Stavrakakis
Head, Centre of Organizational Health & Wellbeing
HSE Science and Research
Confirmed
10:30 am
Interactive Questions and Answers Session
10:40 am
Joint Work and Health Unit Update: Health is Everyone’s Business
Jean King
Jean King
Deputy Director, Health Division
Joint Work and Health Unit, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Confirmed
11:00 am
Interactive Questions and Answers Session
11:20 am
Break and Virtual Networking
11:30 am
Interactive Panel Discussion: Discussing Strategies for Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Employees Working Remotely
  • Discussing the changing landscape of mental health and wellbeing support needed in the aftermath of covid-19
  • Sharing best practice for how employers can effectively signpost appropriate support available to employees both in and outside of the workplace
  • Exploring the important role of mental health first aiders and how employers can effectively recruit and train them
  • Understanding how to effectively support the health and wellbeing of your employees working remotely to reduce stress, improve sleep and encourage physical activity
  • Highlighting strategies for supporting employee wellbeing in the transition back to office based work post Covid-19
Kate Husselbee
Kate Husselbee
Director of Strategy and Transformation
Rethink Mental Illness
Confirmed
Kiran Kenth
Kiran Kenth
Director of National and Regional Programmes
Royal Society for Public Health
Invited
Vicki Dawson
Vicki Dawson
Founder and CEO
The Sleep Charity
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Learning from Best Practice: Delivering Award-Winning Health and Wellbeing Services During Covid-19
  • Sharing how NHS England and NHS Improvement responded to the physical, emotional and practical needs of employees during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Exploring initiatives that the workforce cell set up including; a national helpline, virtual common rooms and one-on-one support from professionals
  • Outlining how the wellbeing initiative focused on breaking down organizational barriers, working in partnership with PHE and HEE to provide data capture, evaluation and support
  • Highlighting the success of the wellbeing programme with more than 3,000 calls made to the helpline and 120,000 downloads of the self-guided learning app by October 2020

Winner of the Best Wellbeing Initiative at the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020

Professor Em Wilkinson-Brice
Professor Em Wilkinson-Brice
Chair
#OurNHSPeople Wellbeing Taskforce, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Invited
12:30 pm
Interactive Questions and Answers Session
12:40 pm
Learning from Best Practice: Sharing How Best to Deliver Proactive Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing Services
  • Sharing how Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies transformed their health and wellbeing services to be more proactive and offer the support officers need
  • Exploring how the Constabularies launched an Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Masterclasses and Wellbeing Champions
  • Outlining the development of a specialist trauma service which includes a stress risk assessment and how this is crucial for supporting officers and the additional stresses they face
  • Improving culture and reducing stigma to encourage employees to feel confident to speak about their mental health and seek help when needed

Winner of the Royal Society for Public Health, Health & Wellbeing in Workplace Award 2019

Lauren Soames
Lauren Soames
Head of Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies
Invited
1:00 pm
Interactive Questions and Answers Session
1:10 pm
Chair’s Closing Address
9:15 am
Conference Login and Accessing the Online Platform

 

9:50 am
Chair's Welcome Address
10:00 am
Health and Wellbeing at Work: Insights and Analysis from the Past Year
  • Outlining findings from the latest Health and Wellbeing at Work Survey report which found that unhealthy working habits are proving hard to break despite the flexibility of home working
  • Highlighting how not enough organisations are taking effective action to combat the risks of an ‘always on’ culture during the pandemic, with increasingly blurred boundaries between work and home life
  • Exploring the increased levels of presenteeism and leavesim, with more people working when unwell or outside of contracted hours
  • Sharing how in light of Covid-19 employers need to take a strategic and preventative approach to wellbeing in order to tackle work-related stress and unhealthy behavior
Rachel Suff
Rachel Suff
Senior Policy Adviser, Employment Relations
CIPD
Confirmed
10:20 am
Interactive Questions and Answers Session
10:30 am
Workshop: The Future of Work – Maintaining Health in New Working Environments

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand and discuss what the future of work will look like and how this can impact health and wellbeing
  • Learn how to develop strategies for maintaining health whilst working from home, reducing sedentary time and improving musculoskeletal health
  • Discuss strategies for supporting a true work life balance whilst working from home
  • Learn about the importance of sleep, in maintaining health and wellbeing and how new ways of working are impacting sleeping patterns
Stacy Clemes
Stacy Clemes
Reader in Active Living and Public Health
Loughborough University
Confirmed
11:10 am
Break and Networking
11:30 am
Workshop: Developing Strategies to support Financial Wellbeing

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn why employee financial wellbeing matters and how it impacts behaviour and productivity
  • Learn how to develop and implement a financial wellbeing strategy
  • Learn how to support employees in times of crisis, especially those facing financial difficulties
  • Learn how to encourage dialogue between employees and line managers about financial challenges and opportunities
  • Learn how to support the financial education of employees
Becci Newton
Becci Newton
Director, Public Policy Research
Institute for Employment Studies
Invited
12:10 pm
Workshop: Learning What an Outstanding Workplace Wellbeing Strategy Looks Like

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how Essex County Council developed an Outstanding workforce wellbeing strategy
  • Explore what key areas of focus need to be included in an effective workplace wellbeing strategy
  • Learning how to embed a positive culture towards wellbeing across leadership and management
  • Learning how to create a wellbeing strategy which is: prevention focused, improves standards and supports collaboration and impact
Dr Sabrina Robinson
Dr Sabrina Robinson
Wellbeing Lead
Essex County Council
Confirmed
12:50 pm
Chair's Closing Address

*Programme Subject to Change