Mental health, defined by the World Health Organization, is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community".
Good mental wellbeing is not the absence of negative thoughts and feelings, but the ability to understand and manage those feelings, and are able to:
- feel confident
- build and maintain positive relationships
- have a sense of purpose
- live and work productively
- cope with the normal stresses of day-to-day life
- manage when things change
Improving the mental and physical wellbeing of employees make sound moral and business sense -
- According to a report by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, sickness absence due to mental ill health alone costs the UK economy more than £8 billion per year.
- Mind reported 60% of employees say they’d feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental wellbeing.
At The Watercooler you’ll be able to explore
- championing mental health in your organisation
- psychological safety in today's volatile world of work
Free to attend sessions on Mental Wellbeing include:
- Case Study: Building a Network of Allies to Help Champion Mental Health in your Organisation
- Case Study: Workplace Psychological Safety – a fad or foundation?
- Opening Keynote: Redefining Wellbeing: Why Burnout Prevention Needs to be a Lifestyle
Our 45 minute roundtables are your opportunity to share experiences off the record, create new connections and source ideas to take your workplace wellbeing toolkit to the next level. Mental Wellbeing topics include:
- Engaging the hard to reach and creating lasting behaviour change around workplace wellbeing
- Finding the balance between an individual and an employer's responsibility for mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
- Managing and reducing conflict to promote positive wellbeing at work
The workshops at The Watercooler offer the opportunity to dive deeper into key topics and find answers to your specific Mental Wellbeing questions. Topics include:
- Maximise impact and budget with a joined-up physical, mental, social, financial and environmental wellbeing strategy
- Inclusively supporting the wellbeing of neurodiverse colleagues
- How to implement workplace wellbeing on a shoestring budget
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