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Conference Schedule

Health and Wellbeing at Work

Conference Schedule

Discover the full conference programme including 12 streams spread across the two days of Health and Wellbeing at Work. Use the filter options to refine your search and discover the tailored talks and specific topics designed for your role in mind.

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    • Future of Work
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Reasonable adjustments for mental health can make a huge difference to helping employees stay and thrive in work yet for employers and managers it can be difficult to know where to start and how to ha ...
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    This session will discuss the results from the 2nd national Engage for Success survey examining current trends in employee engagement. In addition, the session will explore any variations in engagemen ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Future of Work
    • Health and Conditions
    An overview, using clinical cases from the clinic, of current issues in occupational lung diseases
    • Neurodiversity
    This session will frame the Neurodiversity Stream 2024 summarising key learnings from our report (McDowall, Doyle & Kiseleva) which we co-produced with Neurodiversity in Business. This session will fo ...
    • Fireside Chat
    Today, only 25% of blind and partially sighted people of working age are in employment, compared with over 80% of the general population. Similarly, very few blind and partially sighted people current ...
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Mental Health Apps have grown in numbers and sophistication over the last five years. Adding an App to an existing mental health strategy is an important decision. In this session we will explore what ...
    • Best Place to Work
    Investing in employee health and wellbeing is not only the right thing to do but it makes good business sense, with an average return of £5 for every £1 spent. But how do you choose which intervention ...
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    In this interactive session Jo Moffatt will explore the topic of workplace culture – what it is, how it is defined and why it matters, not only for organisational and corporate success but also for th ...
    • Future of Work
    • Health and Conditions
    A look at the self-tests and self-sample tests which have become commercially available in the last year, findings of investigations of their suitability and performance and the regulatory processes t ...
    • Neurodiversity
    Evidence suggests that, whilst wellbeing coaching is prevalent for around a third of neurodivergent workers, it is the least popular coaching topic (organisational skills and time management being hig ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Fireside Chat
    As the population ages, and the likelihood of individuals with more than one long-term health condition also increases, so will the need for their care.  For many employees, this may mean that they be ...
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    This session will delve into the critical topic of alcohol dependence within the context of today's flexible work arrangements. It will cover the early warning signs that can help attendees to recogni ...
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    In 2019, we sat in delegate seats, taking notes on speakers, to learn and implement their findings for us to start our employee engagement journey. We wanted to make a difference, but working in Gover ...
    • Best Place to Work
    Reflecting on ENERGY, Biffa’s successful wellbeing programme in 2023 and sharing our emerging strategy for 2024 and beyond. Learn from Biffa’s real-world experience of what worked (and what didn’t!) w ...
    • Health and Conditions
    By their nature, chronic health conditions are persistent long-term conditions that can severely impact people’s ability to work and quality of life. Health coaching can be an important addition to me ...
    • Neurodiversity
    As a leader with ADHD, Sandi views being neurodiverse as a superpower. Neurodiversity is, of course, quite complex, but at its crux is an incredible opportunity for employers to have access to a pheno ...
    • Workplace Health and Wellbeing Masterclass
    An overview of financial exclusion, national stats, who it impacts and why it matters Walking through the negative impact and the potential for positive impact Highlights from our freshly published re ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Future of Work
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Shift workers account for 14% of the UK’s workforce – and there is a large body of evidence showing that fatigue relating to shift work is responsible not only for accidents at work and on the roads, ...
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    This session will provide insights from over seven years’ of research on the contents, implementation and continuous development of workplace wellbeing strategies and programmes, as well as our experi ...
    • Fireside Chat
    Hear about the impact of motherhood on women and their return to work, and learn how to support women better for happier and more productive employees.
    • Health and Conditions
    An overview and update from HSE on the performance of health surveillance. Understand the importance of health surveillance, how it is required in health and safety regulations, what needs to happen a ...
    • Neurodiversity
    Lexxic works with a variety of organisations to support their provision of neurodiversity support in the workplace, and we conducted a review on the impact of the neurodiversity support in place with ...
    • Best Place to Work
    The UK’s four-day week pilot was such a success that 86% of the organisations that took part retained the new model. And Tyler Grange was one of them. Since working reduced hours, for the same salary ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Workplace Health and Wellbeing Masterclass
    For people to fully engage and succeed in the workplace, they need to feel their wellbeing and development is being supported. This session will explore how you can use a mix of initiatives, strategie ...
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    A case study on using coaching to transfer learning from Safety Leadership courses into the wider culture of the organisation.  The case study will show how coaching conversations can sit neatly in ke ...
    • Health and Conditions
    • Neurodiversity
    This session will provide lived experience – navigating through an intersectional lens as a neurodiverse and burnout. When you're neurodivergent, it can feel like you spend your whole life feverishly ...
    • Fireside Chat
    How diversity is failing to deliver results and what needs to change - positive take-aways for the audience.
    • Future of Work
    A session focused on future trends of health and productivity in the workplace and where we may go next. Why does the UK have a productivity problem and what does the future hold?  
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. Sleep disruption and fatigue appear to be on the increase. Is the busyness of modern life to blame? The good news is that taking steps to improve your sleep has kno ...
    • Best Place to Work
    This session will explore the multifaceted experiences of women in the workplace from a health perspective, as we discuss the challenges and support needed from menstruation to menopause in profession ...
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    • Workplace Health and Wellbeing Masterclass
    • Health and Conditions
    A look at the specific difficulties faced by those returning to or attempting to remain in work who have had bowel cancer or experience bowel conditions such as IBD or IBS and the ways in which workpl ...
    • Neurodiversity
    Gain insights into fostering an inclusive working environment that not only prioritises safety but harnesses the strengths of diverse minds to enhance your company's safety protocols. Learn practical ...
    • Future of Work
    This session considers the wider context within which workplace wellbeing and employee sits and how the often unseen, indirect impacts of world events can create a sense of permacrisis, increasing fee ...
    • Fireside Chat
    Why breakup and divorce are your business. Understanding their impact on businesses and for employees in the workplace. Recent research statistics showing the devastating impact of breakups on the wor ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Many people find themselves stressed and overwhelmed by work. This session will explore some of the most common issues, and how to remedy them to boost efficiency and effectiveness on a daily basis, a ...
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    An interactive session to enable you to consider where you get your WorkJoy and how to get it back if it’s gone missing!   
    • Best Place to Work
    The mental health of healthcare workers has been a major concern, but it has been even more so after the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing staff shortages in the NHS. Multitude of factors led to a substan ...
    • Health and Conditions
    Migraine is a common and disabling primary headache disorder. It is the third most common disease in the world (behind dental caries) in both males and females. Globally, it is the highest cause of ye ...
    • Neurodiversity
    • Future of Work
    The rapid rise of interest in AI and its applications has led to some alarming predictions regarding its potential to replace human labour in modern work systems. Should we be worried or embrace the c ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Mental health screening is often used by trauma-prone organisations with the intent of protecting their workers’ mental health. However, not only is the term screening somewhat ambiguous, the availabl ...
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    With the changes in legislation around flexible working, this session will cover an overview of the legal reforms to make flexible working more accessible as well as best practice for improving flexib ...
    • Fireside Chat
    Outline of key issues within workplaces regarding trans* and gender diverse identities Explore and define varying trans* identities and labels and the complications of which in the workplace  Identify ...
    • Health and Conditions
    Obesity is a topic that a lot of people have an opinion on, but more commonly than not it is a negative one.  Obesity stigma is prevalent in all aspects of a person’s life, and the workplace is no dif ...
    • Neurodiversity
    In this session, we delve into the imperative of building a genuinely neuroinclusive workplace that goes beyond offering hybrid work arrangements. While hybrid work provides flexibility, we explore th ...
    • Future of Work
    Results of primary and secondary data analysis among the UK workforce, delving into the relationships between automation risk and tech exposure, job quality, job satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. T ...
    • Best Place to Work
    The session will cover the intrinsic links between colleague engagement (particularly colleague voice, purpose and belonging) and how this is linked to improving colleague health at work. Delegates wi ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Many will have received little/no training on assessing the mental health of a client. This session aims to educate in order to maximise a MH consultation.
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    When an employee spends an average of 40 hours per week at work, it is crucial to maintain a healthy work culture.  A toxic work culture can lead to burnout and disengagement and can even harm their p ...
    • Health and Conditions
    This session will discuss the importance of recognising and addressing metabolic syndrome in the police. This will include current national initiatives such as the use of Oscar Kilo (OK) wellbeing van ...
    • Neurodiversity
    A look at common challenges for autistic people in the workplace and how workplaces can be more autism friendly
    • Future of Work
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    • Culture, Values and Engagement
    This session will look at the role of social connection & relationships in the workplace through a range of psychological frameworks. The session will focus on the importance of amplifying connection ...
    • Health and Conditions
    The groups of young people and types of workplaces which are likely to benefit most from interventions to promote better diet, exercise and sleep patterns What employers and decision makers in Governm ...
    • Neurodiversity
    This session will describe the science of sleep, the impact that neurodiversity can have on sleep organisation, quantity and quality and the importance of optimising sleep to enhance activities of dai ...
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    Between August and September 2022, 87% of households in the UK experienced an increase in their cost of living (ONS) with those in ‘poorer households’ relatively harder hit.  The cost of living crisis ...
    • Management and Leadership
    GOHWBT is now confirmed within the NHSE Long Term Workforce Plan as a five year national programme to strengthen support for NHS staff with a renewed focus on prevention. The programme is enabling maj ...
    • Best Place to Work
    How do you create a wellbeing strategy from scratch? How do you ensure your strategy evolves to meet the changing needs of your people? And fundamentally, how do you do it with the support of your sen ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Health and Conditions
    Research on presenteeism, defined as working when feeling unwell, is recognised as highly prevalent phenomenon across all occupations and significantly costly not only in terms of organisational produ ...
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    In 2023 ARMA carried out an inquiry into MSK health inequalities in relation to people living in areas of deprivation. The inquiry received a number of submissions related to work and MSK health inequ ...
    • Fireside Chat
    A personal discussion in relation to experiencing cancer, the support required, individual challenges and how to have those ‘bigger conversations’.
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    A session focusing on how an organisation can best support people to take time off work due to poor mental health, and crucially, support their return to work. What does the organisation need to consi ...
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    This session will look at the challenges and opportunities of an intergenerational workplace with a focus on practical ways to leverage the strengths of having employees of different generations worki ...
    • Management and Leadership
    • Workplace Workshop
    • Health and Conditions
    Maintaining work ability for people with health problems is an unsolved, and a current policy focus. We know from the available scientific evidence much of what works, yet transferring that knowledge ...
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    As employers transition to more older employees, supporting their capacity to work is a growing priority. There is increasing evidence that bone health is a critical component of physical and mental h ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Best Place to Work
    A case study from British Heart Foundation (BHF) about how we designed, introduced and continue to evolve our approach to hybrid working, which we call Flexibly Connected.
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    The MENTUP Hub is an online multi-level intervention for workplaces. It offers interactive psychoeducational materials and resources for employees, supervisors and managers. Workplaces are encouraged ...
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Fireside Chat
    Providing insights into one person’s lived experience of long COVID and factors supporting recovery and a good return to work.  Learning outcomes may include: gaining a better understanding of the nat ...
    • Health and Conditions
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    This session will inform about the current EUOSHA campaign from the perspective of MSK health and highlight risks and potential benefits and provide an understanding of risks and benefits of digital w ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Workplace Health and Wellbeing Masterclass
    • Workplace Workshop
    • Management and Leadership
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Discussion on the facts and research around mental health/wellbeing for younger people at work What can employers do What we can learn from younger generations about wellbeing
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    The concept of ‘reasonable adjustments’ can set a low benchmark within organisations, and an expectation that employers simply meet the minimum requirements of their employees. In practice this approa ...
    • Best Place to Work
    A brief overview of Arqiva’s approach to wellbeing and how they are staying agile to the ever-changing needs of their workforce. The session will include practical examples of ‘end-to-end’ wellbeing, ...
    • Fireside Chat
    Now that international travel as restarted and almost back to pre-pandemic levels, this session will look at challenges (old and new) that face business travellers and their employers.  
    • Health and Conditions
    There is a tendency to under-recognise the importance of biological sex and socio-cultural gender differences on both physical and emotional health.  There is much that can be gained through more gend ...
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    An overview of approach to provision of Occupational Health Physiotherapy and wider MSK support within the corporate environment. Led by data, evidence and experience.
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    A large body of evidence demonstrates that psychosocial risk factors, when not properly managed for a prolonged period, can cause a range of ill-health conditions for employees, including headaches, m ...
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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    • Workplace Health and Wellbeing Masterclass
    • Workplace Workshop
    • Best Place to Work
    At Correla, we support our people to bring their authentic selves to work. We strive to create a welcoming, inclusive workplace, where individuals feel comfortable being themselves. As a start-up tech ...
    • Management and Leadership
    This session will explore the essential components of inclusive leadership, providing practical insights into fostering an inclusive environment that directly contributes to improved employee well-bei ...
    • Health and Conditions
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    What are the building blocks of recovery? Symptom monitors and making sense of pain and flare-ups and overcoming fear avoidance and injury protection.  
    • Fireside Chat
    Highlighting the impact of living undiagnosed Autistic for 45 years. Understanding there is a huge hidden amount of Autistic people, and how Ableism is preventing them being found. Where we can find t ...
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    This cutting-edge session captures concepts of the current (psychosocial safety and wellbeing at work) climate, which are encouraging us to set limits on the time we work, how we work and how much wor ...
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    In this session we will look at what allyship is, and why it is so vital in our fight against discrimination in the workplace. We will look at the power of social norms using real-life case studies, a ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Workplace Health and Wellbeing Masterclass
    An overview of financial exclusion, national stats, who it impacts and why it matters Walking through the negative impact and the potential for positive impact Highlights from our freshly published re ...
    • Workplace Workshop
    • Management and Leadership
    This session will focus on encouraging people to embrace the benefits of self-care by establishing and sustaining healthy habits and behaviours. It will help people in the workplace to be role models ...
    • Health and Conditions
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    • Musculoskeletal Health
    • Best Place to Work
    The RSPCA’s journey to acknowledging the need for a peer support system for colleagues working in an environment where they are exposed to potentially traumatic incidents, and the introduction of TRiM ...
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    The discussion about flexible working patterns and wellbeing have evolved dramatically since the Covid-19 pandemic – but there are concerns that the increased flexibility can be having an impact emplo ...
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    This session will discuss some of the areas that HR professionals need to be more aware of, if they are to address and disrupt race inequality.  
    • Fireside Chat
    Awareness of domestic abuse amongst employers and practical guidance on what employers can do to support their employees who are impacted by it. Many people experience domestic abuse, and it can affec ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Management and Leadership
    How can the leaders of organisations invest in their wellbeing? Why does this matter? What are the obstacles?  
    • Health and Conditions
    This session will provide an understanding of how VR supports people with stroke to rehabilitate, recover and RTW.  
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    This session will cover findings from both qualitative and quantitative work with men with  rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis (both rheumatic conditions)  – with a particular focus on qualit ...
    • Workplace Health and Wellbeing Masterclass
    • Workplace Workshop
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Highlighting what peer support is and its benefits to mental health and wellbeing within the workplace. Benefits of peer support, setting up a peer support network within the workplace and running a p ...
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    The Disability Forum Survey and Report did not reflect Occupational Health favourably. There could be a number of reasons for this but there are ways that employers could utilise OH more effectively w ...
    • Best Place to Work
    How we developed our award-winning wellbeing strategy, the key components and practical tools and tips to help others on the journey.
    • Fireside Chat
    The current state of affairs with workplace mental health in particular the introduction of the World Health Organisation prevent, promote and protect, support. Additionally we will discuss why the le ...
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Management and Leadership
    The session will describe recent research (which included a practitioner and academic systematic review and interviews with senior leaders) which explored the lived experience of senior leader disclos ...
    • Health and Conditions
    This session will focus on different forms of support for workers with long-term conditions, at home or hybrid and provide greater awareness about the support needs of workers with long-term health co ...
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    This session will cover the importance of MSK in the workplace setting, specifically considering the ageing workforce, living longer better and the importance of movement at any age.
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Counselling interventions have traditionally been used to support individuals with concerns regarding their mental health, this session will look at how coaching can be used to support individuals and ...
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    This session will help delegates understand more about the impact of working and caring on individuals (health and wellbeing, career progression, financial hardship), but also on businesses and the wi ...
    • Workplace Workshop
    • Employment Law Masterclass
    • Management and Leadership
    Managing employee health and wellbeing can be difficult for managers and leaders. It can be especially difficult for line managers who also have responsibility for their employee’s performance. This s ...
    • Health and Conditions
    Fatigue is one of the top 4 topics that the occupational health and safety professional needs to have a better understanding of. For many workers driving or riding for work is the most dangerous activ ...
    • Musculoskeletal Health
    The session will review the use of Back Pain Education Groups to manage back pain in NHS staff members. This service evaluation will explore the rationale behind the group’s formation as well as revie ...
    • Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Complex PTSD is an emerging and concerning issue with policing today.  This session will explore the nature of Complex PTSD versus PTSD  within the context of policing, cause, and effect. Looking at c ...
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    Our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging workshop discusses discovering and managing biases in recruitment, managing diverse teams and creating inclusive cultures and also psychological safety. ...

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