“ Fantastic all-round event covering key wellbeing issues and solutions for those issues that employers urgently need to address. ”
Delegates heard about the challenges local businesses faced with workplace wellbeing and how the local Public Health offer provided a number of solutions. Some 50 employers had already accessed a number of workplace interventions including Mental Health awareness and Mini MOTs for their staff. In 2014/2015 some 500 employees were trained in Mental Health awareness.
Sharon Wigfull, Health and Safety Engagement Manager at UK Power Networks spoke about the impact of good wellbeing practices in the workplace, while Adrian Manning, Office Manager at Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group about building a business case for employee wellbeing.
Breakout sessions covered topics including:
Mental Health and its impact on the workforce
How Workplace Health Champions can help lead wellbeing strategies across organisations
Mini MOTs – health checks that support staff wellbeing
Building a workplace strategy using the BITC Workwell Model.
Sessions were hosted by Wellbeing experts including MHFA Practitioner Jo Dray in conjunction with Hertfordshire Constabulary and Sara Mudhar, RSPH Practitioner with North Hertfordshire College, as well as Joe Capon, Hertfordshire Sports Partnership and Debbie Longhurst, Head of Business Engagement at Business in the Community.