SOM/PHE Series: Promoting workplace health and wellbeing in Covid-19 and beyond

Training Date: 24 February 2021

Hosted by SOM | 2-4pm, 24 Feb 2021 | online

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) with Public Health England wish to support employers and employees to be COVID secure and maintain health and wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond. They also want policy makers to think about key challenges employers and employees are facing. To these ends, SOM is hosting a series of webinars on key issues, with follow up briefing sheets for employers, line managers and employees.

Sessions are designed to support employee wellbeing, productivity and avoid legal challenge.

Promoting workplace health and wellbeing in Covid-19 and beyond

This event is for large and small businesses.

Its aim is to 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

Register via Eventbrite.

Find links to other upcoming PHE/SOM webinars on our training page.


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