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Peer learning forum: The Role of Line Managers in Workplace Health and Wellbeing – Edinburgh

Jun 09
Date and time
Tue, 09 June  @  10:15  -  13:30
Free for BITC members with a wellbeing partnership
Edinburgh EH1 United Kingdom
BITC members with a wellbeing partnership, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers, Wellbeing practitioners/managers
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BITC members with a wellbeing partnership, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers and Wellbeing practitioners/managers
Free for BITC members with a wellbeing partnership

Tue, 09 June 2020  @  10:15  –  13:30

Business in the Community events and COVID-19

In light of the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Business in the Community (BITC) is refining its approach to events in the coming weeks. Many events will now be delivered via digital technology. Those events which do not lend themselves to remote delivery will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

BITC’s primary goal is to keep people safe so we have taken this decision based on the latest information available from the UK Government, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Public Health Agencies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as feedback from many of our members.

Please contact Events@bitc.org.uk for more information.

About the peer learning forum

This peer learning forum provides insights into the challenges, successes and next steps for employers as they consider the role of line managers in the health and wellbeing of their workers.

Time To Take Ownership, Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2019 national Mental Health at Work survey, delivered in partnership with Mercer Marsh Benefits and BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team, explored the role of line managers.  It found the following:

  • Line manager capabilities are improving
  • Line managers’ responses to poor mental health are mostly aligned with employees’ preferences
  • Training is seen as the biggest barrier to providing support
  • Line managers often do not have the specific support or skills to deal with poor mental health other than stress.

Research conducted in 2019 by Management Today and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health found that “Line managers can be a key asset in creating healthier, happier and more productive workforces and helping their employers comply with the law, providing they are equipped with the relevant skills.”1

About the event
A guest speaker will kick off the event to discuss research and good practice. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion under Chatham House Rule to consider what employers are and could be doing to equip line managers within their organisations to support their staff effectively.

This event is only open to BITC members with wellbeing partnerships and will most likely be of interest to human resources and wellbeing practitioners.

Tea and coffee will be provided.   

Contact details and further information
Use this link to register for The Role of Line Managers in Workplace Health and Wellbeing.

The event is free to attend.

For more information, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.


  1. Workplace wellbeing: The role of line managers in promoting positive mental health (2019); Management Today and IOSH; available at iosh.com

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