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British Safety Council announces speaker line-up for its annual Wellbeing Conference

British Safety Council will hold its third annual Wellbeing Conference on 18 April 2023. The event will be online and chaired by Stephen Haynes, who recently joined as their Director of Wellbeing.

This year’s conference will bring together leading experts to discuss what a successful wellbeing strategy looks like and how employers can better support employees in their wellbeing at work.

British Safety CouncilThe agenda for this one-day conference includes a keynote presentation by Jonathan Gawthrop, an award-winning risk expert and Executive Director for Wellbeing, Sustainability and Assurance at EMCOR UK.

Jonathan will discuss the importance of authenticity to a successful wellbeing strategy, as well as the science and systems behind behaviour change, the role of leadership in wellbeing and how to define and measure wellbeing outcomes.

Commenting on British Safety Council’s forthcoming Wellbeing Conference, Stephen Haynes said:

“I am thrilled with the line-up of speakers at our third annual wellbeing conference. Our theme for the day will be developing a successful wellbeing strategy, and we’ll be looking at many different of aspects of how best to support people’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing at work.

“We will be covering hybrid working and human performance, psychological hazards and unsafe behaviour at work, plus the impact of indoor air quality on our wellbeing. I encourage anyone with an interest in improving the wellbeing of their own workforce to come along and get involved.”

Key highlights on the British Safety Council’s Wellbeing Conference agenda include:

  • Chris Armstrong, Wellbeing Programme Manager, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team on ‘Wellbeing for Human Performance’

Chris will explore how wellbeing and human performance complement each other in the working environment and review the key principles that can be applied to enhance outcomes in high performance environments.

  • Dr Audrey Fleming, Wellbeing Health & Safety Auditor and Consultant British Safety Council on ‘Connecting workplace psychosocial hazards to unsafe behaviours: Insight from site’

Audrey will explain the difference between the constructs of psychological health and safety and psychological safety, consider the possible workplace psychosocial hazards and help those attending takeaway some key considerations to support their organisations.

  • Dr Julie Riggs, Senior Head of Education, British Safety Council on ‘The impact of indoor air quality on occupants’ cognitive function, productivity and wellbeing’

Julie will examine how poor air quality also has adverse consequences on the brain, diminishes cognitive functions, affects mental health, creates chronic health conditions and reduces productivity and wellbeing.

Other speakers include Bex Moorhouse, Founder and Director of Invigorate Spaces on ‘Hybrid working – heaven or hell?’, Marcus Herbert, Head of Wellbeing at British Safety Council, on ‘How to present a real business case for workplace wellbeing’ and Sarah Meek, Managing Director of Mates in Mind on the ‘Maturity pathway towards improved Mental Health in the workplace’.

British Safety Council Members, Being Well Together or Mates in Mind Supporters can attend the event free of charge.

For more information and on how to register, click here.

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