Key Points
  • Hear from award winning organisations on strategies to build healthy and inclusive workplace cultures, that promote positive mental wellbeing improve employee engagement and boost productivity
  • Explore how to embed employee wellbeing strategies across the organisation to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination
  • You will learn how to leverage visible leadership to normalise conversations around mental health and wellbeing at work
  • Our expert practical panel will explore how to upskill managers to support the mental health of remote, onsite, and office-based staff during and after COVID-19
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Paul Devoy, Chief Executive Officer, Investors in People
  • Mairi Gaffney, Head of Health Working Lives, NHS National Services Scotland
  • Carolyn Anderson, Director of Human Resources, Skills Development Scotland
  • Rachel Bottomley, Improvement Officer, See Me Scotland
  • Lynsey Ferguson, Mental Health Advocate & Intelligence Officer, HMRC
  • Alison Clark-Dick, Communications Manager & Network Chair, Network Rail Scotland
  • Fiona McAslan, Wellbeing Lead, Colleague Experience & HR Transformation, Natwest Group
  • Gerry McGuire, Operations Director, The Advocacy Project
  • Claire Walsh, Health, Wellbeing & Injury Prevention Manager, BAE Systems
  • Sam Jennings, Health and Safety Adviser, Skills Development Scotland

Join Holyrood Insight’s timely Mental Health at Work Scotland Digital Conference to hear from trailblazing employers on how to drive culture change, tackle mental health stigma and deliver effective employee wellbeing strategies across your organisation.

Learn how to build healthy and inclusive workplace cultures, boost productivity and improve employee engagement.

We will focus on fostering positive leadership and trust-based cultures to improve staff engagement, normalise conversations involving mental health and encourage staff disclosure. You will also hear how to conduct effective workplace surveys to gain understanding into employee experiences and inform employee wellbeing strategies.

Patty Lozano-Casal (See Me Scotland) will explore employee’s intersectional experiences with mental health and how to create person-centered mental health support.

You will also hear from award-winning organisations, on empowering line managers to deliver mental health first aid, manage stress and facilitate trust-based cultures. You will also learn how to deliver a robust package of mental health provision to support the wellbeing of onsite, remote, and office-based staff.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:15
Extended Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Paul Devoy CEO, Investors in People

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09:15 - 09:45
Keynote Address: Exploring the Health & Wellbeing Responsibilities of Employers

 
  • Outlining the benefits of supporting mental health and employee wellbeing to demonstrate value and secure executive buy-in
  • Exploring the duty of care responsibilities of employers under health and safety legislation and the extent to which employees are responsible for personal wellbeing
  • Discussing best practice in delivering effective reasonable adjustments to support staff
Questions and Discussion – 09:35 – 09:45

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Mairi Gaffney Head of Health Working Lives, NHS National Services Scotland

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09:45 - 10:15
Embedding Mental Wellbeing Strategies Across the Workforce to Tackle Stigma and Discrimination

 
  • Prioritising the removal of stigma and discrimination around mental health to drive staff engagement, disclosure, and the employee wellbeing agenda more broadly
  • Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of various employee priority groups to effectively tailor mental health offerings
  • Delivering wellbeing workshops and campaigns to improve mental health awareness across the organisation
Questions and Discussion – 10:05 – 10:15

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Rachel Bottomley Improvement Officer, See Me Scotland

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10:15 - 10:20
Break

 

10:20 - 10:50
Fostering Positive Leadership and a Trust-Based Culture to Increase Employee Disclosure

 
  • Utilising positions of visible leadership to normalise conversations around mental health and wellbeing
  • Creating a work culture grounded in trust, transparency and belonging to encourage staff disclosure
  • Converting insights into action to incentivise future disclosure and deliver long-term tangible change
Questions and Discussion – 10:40 – 10:50

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Lynsey Ferguson Mental Health Advocate & Intelligence Officer, HMRC

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10:50 - 11:20
Using Data to Understand the Experiences of Staff and Inform Employee Wellbeing Strategies

 
  • Exploring the importance of data and evidence in improving employee mental health at work
  • Quantifying the value of employee wellbeing for to business and productivity to acquire executive level buy-in
  • Conducting robust workplace surveys to understand the experiences of staff and inform organisational development and mental wellbeing strategies
Questions and Discussion – 11:10 – 11:20

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Sam Jennings Health and Safety Adviser, Skills Development Scotland

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Carolyn Anderson Director of Human Resources, Skills Development Scotland

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11:20 - 11:30
Break

 

11:30 - 12:10
Panel Discussion: Upskilling Line Managers to Support the Wellbeing of Remote and Hybrid Workers

 
  • Exploring the impact of lockdown, remote working models return to work plans on employee wellbeing and various priority groups
  • Delivering mental health first aid and broader training to empower managers to support employee wellbeing and manage stress
  • Providing spaces and opportunities for remote staff to connect with others to mitigate loneliness and isolation
  • Encouraging and reinforcing staff to create boundaries between work and personal life to avoid employee burnout

Speakers

Fiona McAslan Wellbeing Lead, Colleague Experience & HR Transformation, Natwest Group

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Claire Walsh Health, Wellbeing & Injury Prevention Manager, BAE Systems

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12:10 - 12:35
Best Practice Case Study: Delivering Effective Mental Health Support for Onsite and Office Staff

 
  • Delivering a varied and robust package of mental health provision to support employee wellbeing across various locales, workspaces and working models
  • Leveraging staff networks to drive mental health awareness and drive staff engagement
Questions and Discussion – 12:25 – 12:35

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Alison Clark-Dick Communications Manager & Network Chair, Network Rail Scotland

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12:30 - 13:00
Case Study: Supporting Employee Mental Wellbeing with Limited Resources

 
  • Delivering low-cost mental health initiatives to support employee wellbeing on constrained budgets
  • Quantifying the impact of workshops, campaigns, and initiatives to demonstrate value for money and return on investment
Questions and Discussion – 12:50 – 13:00

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Gerry McGuire Operations Director, The Advocacy Project

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13:00 - 13:05
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Paul Devoy CEO, Investors in People

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End

Speakers

Carolyn Anderson Director of Human Resources, Skills Development Scotland

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Rachel Bottomley Improvement Officer, See Me Scotland

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Alison Clark-Dick Communications Manager & Network Chair, Network Rail Scotland

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Paul Devoy CEO, Investors in People

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Lynsey Ferguson Mental Health Advocate & Intelligence Officer, HMRC

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Mairi Gaffney Head of Health Working Lives, NHS National Services Scotland

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Sam Jennings Health and Safety Adviser, Skills Development Scotland

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Fiona McAslan Wellbeing Lead, Colleague Experience & HR Transformation, Natwest Group

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Gerry McGuire Operations Director, The Advocacy Project

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Claire Walsh Health, Wellbeing & Injury Prevention Manager, BAE Systems

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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