Key Points
  • Exploring the impact of the pandemic on employee health and wellbeing
  • Tackling work-related stress, supporting good mental health, and preventing burnout
  • Discouraging unhealthy practices including presenteeism and leaveism
  • Identifying the main risks to the health of your employees and promoting healthy working habits
  • Making the move to remote and hybrid working
  • Spotting the triggers and early warning signs of poor wellbeing and when to intervene
  • Preventing sickness absence and supporting employees with long term conditions, including Long COVID and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Creating a supportive culture of trust that helps teams to thrive
  • Developing a strategic and holistic approach to health and well-being
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Overview
Expert Speakers:

  • Professor Anne Harriss, President, The Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Nick Pahl, CEO, The Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Anne Kiely, Director of HR, Twitter EMEA
  • Darren Cornish, People Services Director, Aviva Plc
  • Andy Dodman, Vice President, Public Services People Managers Association
  • Gill Dix, Head of Workplace Policy, ACAS
  • Simon Blake, Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England
  • Ama Afrifa-Tchie,Head of People, Wellbeing & Equity, Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) England
  • Lucy Warner, Chief Executive, NHS Practitioner Health
  • Emma Ashworth, Director of People and Development, Greater Manchester Police
  • Dr Clare Rayner, Specialist Occupational Health Physician and Honorary Lecturer, University of Manchester Medical School
  • Joy Reymond, Director, Council for Work & Health and Trustee, Vocational Rehabilitation Association
  • Professor Anthony Woolf, Chair, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance
  • Lina Chauhan, Occupational Health & Musculoskeletal Health Physiotherapist, BT
  • Angela Matthews, Head of Policy and Research, Business Disability Forum
  • Gareth Mullen, Head of Safety, Health & Well-being (CMIOSH), Thames Water
    Winners of 'Best Mental Health in the Workplace Strategy' category at the This Can Happen Awards 2019
  • Mark Stanley, Senior HR Business Partner, Resourcing & Wellbeing,
    Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
    Winners of Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative - PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards 2020

    Join Westminster Insight’s Health and Wellbeing at Work Digital Conference where you will discover how to build truly healthy workplaces that support physical and psychological health and provide effective support pathways when people become unwell.

    The impact of the pandemic on our working lives has shifted employee wellbeing to the top of the work agenda. Supporting employees through the demands of lockdowns, furloughing, a shift to homeworking, all against a backdrop of ongoing uncertainty, provides new and immediate challenges for organisations.

    Our speakers will provide expert guidance on how to maximise the impact of your health and wellbeing policy and continue to support your employees with the ongoing impact of COVID 19.

    We will hear from private and public sector organisations taking proactive and preventative approaches to employee health and wellbeing, including case studies from Thames Water and Sandwell MBC. Early adopters of remote working, Twitter and Aviva will share their experience of embracing the opportunities of moving to a hybrid model of working.


Agenda
Start

09:35 - 09:45
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Anne Harriss President, The Society of Occupational Medicine

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09:45 - 10:15
Employee Health and Wellbeing Post Covid – Navigating a New Landscape

 
  • How employers are responding to the impact of the pandemic on employee wellbeing
  • Developing a systematic approach to assessing the impact of working practices on health
10:05 - 10:15 Questions and Discussion

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Andy Dodman Vice President, Public Services People Managers Association and Chief HR Officer, Leeds City Council

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10:15 - 10:45
Managing Absence and Promoting Attendance:
Key Findings from the CIPD Health and Wellbeing at Work Report 2021

 
  • Understanding absence in the context of the pandemic
  • The decline of absenteeism and the rise of presenteeism
  • Identifying and analysing the main risks to your employees health: what does your data show?
  • Improving conditions for employees as the pandemic evolves
10:35 - 10:45 Questions and Discussion

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Peter Cheese Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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10:45 - 10:55
Break

 

10:55 - 11:35
The Future of Where and How We Work:
Making the Move to Remote and Hybrid Working Models

 
Twitter and Aviva Plc have announced their commitment to enabling and encouraging employees to continue to work from home beyond the pandemic.    Hear how they are embracing the opportunities and navigating the risks of remote working including: 

  • Getting the basics in place – guidance, training and leadership
  • Strategies to support wellbeing and productivity
  • New ways of using office space
  • Monitoring the impact of remote and hybrid working
11:25 - 11:35 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Darren Cornish People Services Director, Aviva Plc

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Anne Kiely Director of HR, Twitter EMEA

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11:35 - 12:00
Assessing Statutory Sick Pay and Long-term Sickness Absence

 
  • Preventing long term sickness absence: making sure employees are ready to come back to work
  • Evaluating basic Statutory Sick Pay - does topping up SSP improve employee effectiveness?
  • Wellbeing strategy to mitigate long term sickness and establishing space for autonomous employee health
11:50 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion

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Angela Matthews Head of Policy and Research, Business Disability Forum

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12:00 - 12:25
Tackling Presenteeism and Leaveism - Perspectives from Greater Manchester Police

 
  • Examining the drivers and impact of presenteeism and leaveism
  • Spotting the warning signs: understanding the precursors and when to act
  • Practical strategies to support staff, balance workloads and prevent burnout
12:15 - 12:25 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Emma Ashworth Director of People and Development, Greater Manchester Police

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12:25 - 12:50
Lunch Break

 

12:50 - 12:55
Chair's Introduction to Afternoon Session

 

Speakers

Nick Pahl CEO, The Society of Occupational Medicine

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12:55 - 13:45
Examining the Impact of COVID -19 on Employee Mental Health

 
  • Strategies to reduce work-related stress, stress related absence and build resilience
  • Integrating mental wellbeing into company culture - tackling stigma and promoting self care
  • Supporting employees with long term mental health conditions
  • Mental Health First Aid – preventing long term absence with early intervention and signposting to further support
13:35 - 13:45 Questions and Discussion

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Lucy Warner Chief Executive, NHS Practitioner Health

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Gareth Mullen Head of Safety, Health & Well-being (CMIOSH), Thames Water

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Simon Blake Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

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Ama Afrifa-Tchie Head of People, Wellbeing & Equity, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

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13:45 - 14:10
Supporting Staff with Long Term Conditions and Recovery at Work:
Managing Musculoskeletal Health in the Workplace

 
  • Understanding the impact of MSK health on work and MSK needs of your workplace and employees
  • Prevention, early intervention and rehabilitation
  • BT’s proactive approach to health, safety and wellbeing
14:00 - 14:10 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Lina Chauhan Occupational Health & Musculoskeletal Health Physiotherapist, BT

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Professor Anthony Woolf Chair, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

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14:10 - 14:35
Supporting Employees Returning to Work with Ongoing Symptoms Following COVID-19 Infection and Long COVID

 
  • Understanding long Covid – emerging issues for employers and employees
  • How to help employees return to work
  • Providing holistic and personalised support for staff with ongoing symptoms

14:25 - 14:35 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Joy Reymond Director, Council for Work & Health and Trustee, Vocational Rehabilitation Association

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Clare Rayner Specialist Occupational Health Physician and Honorary Lecturer, University of Manchester Medical School

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14:35 - 14:40
Break

 

14:40 - 15:05
Embedding Health and Wellbeing at Work and Reducing Sickness Absence

 
  • Wellbeing as a strategic and operational priority
  • Developing a holistic approach: supporting mental, physical, social, and financial wellbeing 
  • Stepping up wellbeing support during the pandemic
  • Measuring success: evaluating the impact of wellbeing programmes
14:45 - 15:05 Questions and Discussion

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Mark Stanley Senior HR Business Partner, Resourcing & Wellbeing, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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15:05 - 15:45
Panel Discussion: Rebuilding Confident, Engaged Workforces and Productive Workplaces

 
  • How can we keep health and wellbeing at the top of the agenda?
  • Delivering integrated strategies that meet individual and group needs and priorities 
  • Evaluating and demonstrating impact of health and wellbeing activities on attendance and engagement
  • Building a culture of trust and leading by example to promote healthy working habits

Speakers

Louise Aston Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community

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Gill Dix Head of Workplace Policy, ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

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15:45 - 15:50
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Nick Pahl CEO, The Society of Occupational Medicine

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End

Speakers

Joy Reymond Director, Council for Work & Health and Trustee, Vocational Rehabilitation Association

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Ama Afrifa-Tchie Head of People, Wellbeing & Equity, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

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Emma Ashworth Director of People and Development, Greater Manchester Police

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Louise Aston Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community

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Simon Blake Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

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Lina Chauhan Occupational Health & Musculoskeletal Health Physiotherapist, BT

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Peter Cheese Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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Darren Cornish People Services Director, Aviva Plc

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Gill Dix Head of Workplace Policy, ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

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Andy Dodman Vice President, Public Services People Managers Association and Chief HR Officer, Leeds City Council

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Professor Anne Harriss President, The Society of Occupational Medicine

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Anne Kiely Director of HR, Twitter EMEA

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Angela Matthews Head of Policy and Research, Business Disability Forum

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Gareth Mullen Head of Safety, Health & Well-being (CMIOSH), Thames Water

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Nick Pahl CEO, The Society of Occupational Medicine

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Clare Rayner Specialist Occupational Health Physician and Honorary Lecturer, University of Manchester Medical School

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Mark Stanley Senior HR Business Partner, Resourcing & Wellbeing, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Lucy Warner Chief Executive, NHS Practitioner Health

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Professor Anthony Woolf Chair, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

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Venue details

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