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Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday 8 June – Supporting the health and wellbeing of colleagues through change and uncertainty as we navigate the new normal

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, should join us on Tuesday 8 June from 10.30am – 12.00pm for the free to attend Make A Difference Media interactive webinar which Acas are speaking at and supporting: “Supporting the health and wellbeing of colleagues through change and uncertainty as we navigate the new normal”.

Featuring insights from:

  • Francoise Woolley, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Acas
  • Emma Slaven, Mental Health and Wellbeing Senior Business Partner, Acas
  • Sarah Chapman, EMEA IATD Market Segment Application Engineering Manager, 3M UK PLC
  • Elaine Carnegie, Founder & Managing Director, Beingworks

Thursday 10th June – 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.

Whilst plenty of employers already have offerings in place, they may be seeing lower engagement rates than expected.

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, join us from 2.00pm – 3.00pm on Thursday 10 June for an opportunity to find answers to these questions, learn from the leaders and assess the best approach for your organisation.

For this interactive webinar, Henry Jones, CEO of online mental health service provider Togetherall, will first explain why a joined-up approach to workplace mental health and wellbeing makes sense, both for employees and for the business.

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

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

We launched the awards as a way to recognise and thank the individuals and employers who have really made a difference to workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing over the past year; those who are leading the way, and inspiring others to follow their example. Voting closes at midnight on 8th June.

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.

Past Webinars

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.

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

Join us on Tuesday 20th April from 2.00pm – 3.00pm for a free to attend interactive Make A Difference webinar sponsored by Vitality and Peppy.

Menopause – it’s not just a women’s issue. It impacts line managers, colleagues as well as friends and family.

Interactive webinar: Covid as a catalyst for change: wellbeing in the new hybrid world of work

24 March 2021

In this Make A Difference Media webinar, sponsored by Obo and in association with Minds@Work, our speakers share their experiences and practical insights into how employers can prepare to support wellbeing and maintain a collaborative culture of care in a hybrid world of work.

Online Workshop: Supporting the wellbeing needs of neurodiverse colleagues

28th January 2021

As we look to 2021 and the next wave of change on the horizon, it’s essential that as part of your approach to inclusion, mental health and wellbeing, employers are aware of and are prepared to support the needs of neurodiverse colleagues.

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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.

Thursday 1st July – 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.

If you want to understand how to make fertility a core part of your D & I and wellbeing initiatives, join us on Thursday 1st July from 12.00pm – 1.00pm for a free to attend interactive Make A Difference webinar sponsored by Peppy and with thanks to Fertility Network UK.


Recordings and materials from past Make A Difference Webinars

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 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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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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