Upcoming and Past MAD Webinars

Recordings and materials from past Make A Difference Webinars


How to Tackle The Great Resignation with Workplace Wellbeing and Create Psychologically Safe Spaces

Drawing on key themes from their HR Hurdles report, this Make A Difference webinar, sponsored by Kooth Work, brought together senior wellbeing leaders from major UK employers to share their first-hand insights and answer your questions around:

  • The Great Resignation – how workplace mental health and wellbeing solutions can reduce its effect
  • Creating a psychologically safe space
  • Meeting the needs of the next generation

Featuring expert insights from:

  • Dr Patrick Johnston,  Director of Service Operations and Transformation, Kooth plc
  • Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Head of People, Wellbeing & Equity, Mental Health First Aid England
  • Sally Evans, UK Wellbeing Lead, PwC
  • Nick Davison, Head of Wellbeing, John Lewis Partnership.


Keynote Webinar: A Year to Remember – Key Workplace Wellbeing Takeaways From 2021

To ensure you’ve taken on board the key learnings in workplace wellbeing from 2021 and are ahead of the curve for 2022, this keynote webinar, sponsored by Vitality, is focused on tangible actions, including fantastic input from:

  • Professor Sir Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, Manchester University
  • Pippa Andrews, Director of Corporate Business, Vitality
  • Andy Holmes, Global Head of Wellbeing, reckitt
  • Dr Katie Tryon, Chief Engagement Officer, Vitality


Workplace Wellbeing: What Good Looks Like with YuLife, MediaCom and Fujitsu

Many organisations are struggling to ensure wellbeing initiatives are effective, inclusive, flexible and sustainable.

Responding to this need, Make A Difference Media ran a free to attend interactive webinar “Workplace wellbeing: what good looks like” in partnership with YuLife on Thursday 25th November from 10.00am – 11.00am.

The webinar features perspectives from three leaders at different levels in their organisations, all of whom are setting a benchmark for cultures of care:

  • Josh Krichefski, Global COO & CEO EMEA @MediaCom
  • Amanda Hammond, Wellbeing Programmes Lead, Human Resources @Fujitsu
  • Kate Whitelock, Head of Wellbeing, YuLife

Tips and links shared in “Workplace wellbeing: what good looks like” webinar

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Speaking Men’s Language – How To Talk To Male Colleagues About Health

To mark the launch of its men’s health service, Peppy ran this free to attend Make A Difference webinar: “Speaking men’s language: how to talk to male colleagues about health” two days before International Men’s Day.

Watch the recording to gain actionable advice and concrete insights into simple steps employers can take to make a difference with expert input from:

  • Mridula Pore, Co-CEO and Co-founder, Peppy
  • Lee McNamara, Group Head of Internal Communications and Culture, DFS
  • Dr Richard Viney, Consultant Urological Surgeon
  • Helen Lake, Director of Men’s Health Services, Peppy

 

Also check out this article highlighting “6 Ways to Tackle the Problem of Men’s Health”

Useful tips and comments from the webinar chat

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Downloadable resource: What’s the Problem with Men’s Health?

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Psychological Safety in a Hybrid World of Work – A Personalised and Preventative Approach

Forward-thinking employers are increasingly recognising that psychologically safe work environments and cultures underpin mental health and wellbeing. And that a personalised approach is more important than ever in a potentially complex hybrid world of work. But despite best intentions, many are struggling to understand what’s needed to put psychological safety into practice. Too many are still dealing with the symptoms of poor wellbeing instead of focusing on the cause.

Responding to this need, Make A Difference Media ran a free to attend interactive webinar “Psychological Safety in a Hybrid World of Work – A Personalised and Preventative Approach”. The session was sponsored by WeThrive and included input from:

  • Andrew Heath, CEO & Co-founder, WeThrive
  • Sari Vanska, Owner, Muutos
  • Jane Austin, HR Director, Wave

WeThrive’s offer referenced in the webinar

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Andrew Heath and Sari Vanska’s presentation

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Inclusively supporting the wellbeing needs of neurodiverse colleagues

As we make the transition to a hybrid or blended model of working, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the impact this could have on neurodiverse colleagues. Responding to this need, Make A Difference Media ran an interactive webinar: “Supporting the wellbeing of neurodiverse colleagues in a hybrid world of work”. The session was sponsored by Texthelp in association with Auticon and featured input from:

  • Maria Hamilton, International Training Lead, Neurodiversity Inclusion Services, Auticon
  • Rebecca Smyth, Workplace Customer Champion, Texthelp
  • Chris Astley, Partner, Head of Connected Engineering, KPMG UK LLP
  • Neil Eustice, Diversity & Knowledge Manager, Connected Engineering, KPMG UK LLP

Maria Hamilton’s presentation from Auticon

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Rebecca Smyth’ presentation from Texthelp

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Neil Eustice & Chris Astley’s presentation from KPMG

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Prevention over cure: supporting employee mental health and wellness

We brush our teeth for dental hygiene and workout to stay physically fit – but are we taking the same proactive and preventative approach to looking after our mental health?

In this Make A Difference US webinar, Matt Jackson, Head of North America with mental health platform Unmind first outlines first outlines Unmind’s vision for supporting employee mental health; one that promotes our physical, psychological and social wellbeing. He then opens the session to discussion drawing on the perspectives of:

  • Sheila Krueger, Head of Global Benefits @ Zoom Video Communications
  • Erika Soto Lamb, Vice President, Social Impact Strategy @ Comedy Central & MTV
  • Morgan Bridges, Director of Global Benefits, Expedia Group


How to Make Fertility a Core Part of Inclusive Workplace Wellbeing

Fertility challenges can affect anyone: men, women, same sex couples, single people and single parents – and are likely to be affecting a significant number of employees in every organisation. Crucially, according to Fertility Network UK, 90% of individuals encountering fertility issues experience some level of depression and 43% feel suicidal.

This Make A Difference webinar sponsored by Peppy and with thanks to Fertility Network UK is for any employer who wants to understand how to make fertility a core part of your D & I and wellbeing initiatives.

Max Landry’s presentation

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Make A Difference X Peppy Resource Sheet

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Additional questions answered by the speakers

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The Make A Difference Insights & Awards webinar, in association with Royal Mail Group and Optima Health, is an opportunity to hear from both the judges and the award winners, sharing their tips on

  • How to get buy-in to supporting employee mental health and wellbeing from the Board / the senior level sponsorship that we so often hear is essential.
  • Approaches to getting through to the cynics and the hard to reach and overcoming silos to achieve engagement with mental health and wellbeing right across the organisation.
  • How you keep the momentum going and keep pushing this agenda forwards so that it remains a business priority after the pandemic.
  • How you can make a difference to mental health and wellbeing in your workplace


The Why and How of Creating a Joined-up Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit

The business case has been proven for employers to support mental health and wellbeing. But, just having a selection of resources may not be the most efficient solution for your organisation. Rather than throwing everything at the wall and hoping it will stick, how do you foster a joined-up approach to wellbeing across the organisation? How do you systematically create an integrated wellbeing toolkit that best suits employees’ needs?

Whether you’re just beginning to identify areas of support and develop a wellbeing framework, or are well on your way on this journey, this webinar is an opportunity to find answers to these questions, learn from the leaders and assess the best approach for your organisation.

You can download the Roundtable Report referred to during this webinar here.

Togetherall Presentation

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Tuesday 15th June – Make A Difference Insights & Awards Webinar

Join us on International Make A Difference Day –Tuesday 15th June, from 4.00pm – 5.00pm (UK time) for our Make A Difference Insights & Awards webinar, in association with Royal Mail Group and Optima Health.

As well as celebrating the winners, the first half of the Make A Difference Awards webinar will be a chance to learn from the experience of the judges who will share insights into:

  • How to get buy-in to supporting employee mental health and wellbeing from the Board / the senior level sponsorship that we so often hear is essential.
  • Getting through to the cynics and the hard to reach and overcoming silos to achieve engagement with mental health and wellbeing right across the organisation.
  • How you keep the momentum going and keep pushing this agenda forwards so that it remains a business priority after the pandemic.

The session will be Chaired by Louise Aston, Wellbeing Campaign Director, BITC.


Supporting the health and wellbeing of colleagues through change and uncertainty as we navigate the new normal

Insights for employers who want to understand more about the workplace stressors as they navigate the next phase of the pandemic, and how to support the health and wellbeing of their staff – sponsored by Acas.

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Acas presentation

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3M presentation

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Links to useful resources referenced in the webinar

 

www.acas.org.uk/mental-health-resources

Acas podcasts on how to improve wellbeing at work:

 

https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/commitment/

https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/consulting/articles/mental-health-and-employers-refreshing-the-case-for-investment.html

The Hidden Pandemic: why employee wellbeing matters more than ever and what employers can do to help

The coronavirus has impacted our lives in many different ways, leaving in its wake a potential hidden pandemic of mental ill-health which employers need to be prepared for. Some already acknowledge mental health issues in the workplace and do what they can to help. But many are still unsure what measures they can take to support their workforce following a crisis of this magnitude.

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The Hidden Pandemic ebook

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The Hidden Pandemic Webinar – Additional responses to questions and tips shared

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You might also be interested in this article in which Dr Nick Earley responds to frequently asked questions

You can find out more about Happence at https://happence.com/

Free City Mental Health Alliance guides can be downloaded as follows:

Thriving at Work Guide – a guide for UK employers to help support in developing their workplace mental health strategies: https://citymha.org.uk/Resources/Thriving-at-Work-UK-Guide
Global Framework – a guide for organisations that are either seeking to develop global mental health and wellbeing approaches or as a baseline for the development of programmes of work in countries and/or cities that are starting their journey: https://citymha.org.uk/Resources/Thriving-at-Work-Global-Framework

The State of the Nation’s Mental Health: what employers need to know to be prepared

This May, Mental Health Awareness Week was more significant than ever. It was an opportunity for us to take stock, reflect on the real implications of the pandemic and understand what’s needed for progressive employers to stay ahead of the diverse and evolving wellbeing needs of their workforce. The “State of the Nation’s Mental Health: what employers need to know to be prepared” webinar, sponsored by Kooth, is for employers who want to understand the realities of how the pandemic has impacted the mental health of colleagues, customers and members – and how they need to prepare to provide appropriate support moving forwards.

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1) Sir Norman Lamb’s introductory presentation

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2) Audience questions from the State of the Nation’s Mental Health webinar

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3) Kooth webinar chat

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Make A Difference: Understanding the menopause – how employers can help

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1) Anushka Patchava, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Vitality

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2) Kathy Abernethy, Director of Menopause Services, Peppy and immediate past Chair of the British Menopause Society

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3) Golden nugget tips from the speakers

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4) Additional answers to attendees’ questions

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Webinar: Covid as a catalyst for change – wellbeing in the hybrid world of work

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Paul Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, ART Health Solutions – working from home: what the data tells us

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Additional speaker responses to questions and comments from the webinar audience

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You might also be interested in these articles:


Online Workshop: Supporting the wellbeing needs of neurodiverse colleagues

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How to support neurodiverse colleagues with technology – presentation by Stuart Blair, Texthelp

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Making a Difference Case Study Network Rail

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Supporting the wellbeing needs of neurodiverse colleagues – presentation by Matthew Trerise and Angela Armstrong

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Supporting the Wellbeing of Neurodiverse Colleagues Webinar Q&A responses

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Caption transcript for the neurodiversity webinar

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Tips shared during neurodiversity webinar

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DMA Talent Dyslexia Employer Guide

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DMA Talent Autism Employer Guide

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