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Susan Gee

Susan Gee

Group Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager,
Yorkshire Water

  • Exploring the mental health first aid training initiative which is being rolled out to 3,700 employees to give staff and leaders more confidence in addressing concerns at work
  • Outlining how other organisations can provide training through ensuring Occupational Health (OH) staff have a Mental Health First Aid England qualification
  • Highlighting how Yorkshire Water have successfully enrolled 700 employees on the training since 2017 and achieved a 48% decrease in the number of OH referrals to counselling
  • Addressing physical health in conjunction with mental health through a Slimming World initiative to support workers in their diet, successfully recruiting 73 employees losing a total of 88 stone in 2018
  • Demonstrating how a company can change its culture to focus on investing in people and doing so by taking an early intervention approach of referring staff to OH on day one of absence