AGENDA


OUR ALL NEW INTERACTIVE CONTENT FORMATS


MASTERCLASS

Gain insights from a people profession leader through an in-depth presentation and interactive activities.


KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Delve into this workshop style session with an intro presentation, followed by an interactive activity.


THE SOLUTION ROOM

These are similar to our roundtable discussions but with a focus on working with your table to find a solution to the topic. Make sure you come ready with your own stats and ideas to hand!


PROBLEM SOLVING

A roundtable discussion with a new spin on it. A bi-lateral workshop with a short presentation followed by interactive activities, focussing on problem solving.


MINDFUL ACTIVITY FOR MENTAL WELLBEING

Watch this space, exciting updates to come!

Day 1

Wellbeing at Work Conference 2024

09:30 - 09:40

Chair's opening remarks

09:40 - 10:20

Opening keynote: From start to finish - placing wellbeing at the heart of the employee lifecycle

Communicating your commitment to wellbeing from the get-go to attract and retain...

  • Communicating your commitment to wellbeing from the get-go to attract and retain top talent.

  • Analysing workforce risks to develop evidence-based interventions that protect and enhance people’s health and wellbeing.

  • Supporting employees during significant life events, through developing a flexible and compassionate framework that works for each individual.

10:25 - 11:05

A1 Workshop: Knowledge transfer: Measuring and benchmarking workplace wellbeing

Identifying health and wellbeing metrics and benchmarks.Utilising workforce reporting to understand employee...

  • Identifying health and wellbeing metrics and benchmarks.

  • Utilising workforce reporting to understand employee engagement and wellbeing.

  • Developing an action plan to meet employees’ needs and aspirations.

  • Monitoring wellbeing over time to stay ahead of the curve and focus on ill health prevention.

10:25 - 11:05

A2 Workshop: Knowledge transfer: Developing strategic approaches to workplace wellbeing

Aligning your wellbeing strategy with wider business goals.Embracing proactive, as well as...

  • Aligning your wellbeing strategy with wider business goals.

  • Embracing proactive, as well as  reactive, approaches to promote good wellbeing and identify health risks.

  • How to gain buy-in from the C-Suite when it comes to wellbeing.

  • Considering the wider outcomes for both employees and the organisation.

Networking break

11:05 - 11:35

11:35 - 12:30

Knowledge transfer

Hear from leading practitioners on two leading topics within wellbeing. They will...

Hear from leading practitioners on two leading topics within wellbeing. They will take you through two case-study led presentations on how to build psychological safety and focus on good mental health within the workplace. 


You will then have the opportunity to put these ideas into practice through a series of short roundtable discussions!

Presentation 1: Building a wellbeing culture - creating psychologically safe workplaces that empower a sense of belonging

Encouraging open and honest communication among people built on mutual respect and...

  • Encouraging open and honest communication among people built on mutual respect and trust.

  • Fostering a speak up culture where people feel safe to be themselves and share personal experiences without fear. 

  • Making sure that line managers have the confidence and capability to build trust-based relationships in their teams.

  • Challenging the status quo to bring about opportunity for positive change and improvement.

Presentation 2: Nurturing those in need and promoting good mental health within the workforce

Developing a systematic approach to mental health through the Mental Health at...

  • Developing a systematic approach to mental health through the Mental Health at Work Commitment.

  • Protecting and promoting good mental health through creating positive workplace cultures.

  • Supporting employees with mental health conditions to participate in and thrive in the workplace.

  • Demonstrating commitment to mental health at senior level to create open and honest conversations.

Networking lunch

12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:20

The solution room: Making wellbeing work!

Want to place well-being at the centre of your workforce? This session...

Want to place well-being at the centre of your workforce? This session will focus on developing effective and innovative strategies that will enable a culture of wellbeing within your organisation.


Choose from a range of topics below and join forces with like minded delegates to collaborate and find solutions to the problems that matter the most to you!

Topic 1 - How can you embed wellbeing into workplace culture?

Topic 2 - How can presenteeism be tackled? 

Topic 3 - What actions can be taken to promote and maintain good mental health? 

Topic 4 - Review rewards and benefits to enhance wellbeing

14:25 - 15:05

B1 Knowledge transfer: The role of line managers in championing workplace wellbeing

Ensuring line managers understand their role for supporting wellbeing and act as...

  • Ensuring line managers understand their role for supporting wellbeing and act as healthy role models.

  • Equipping line managers with the skills and guidance to promote wellbeing in their teams.

  • Empowering line managers to look after their own wellbeing and understand where their responsibility for wellbeing stops and starts.

  • Designing jobs that offer ‘good work’ and help to prevent stress.

14:25 - 15:05

B2 Knowledge Transfer: Enhancing mental health awareness through peer to peer support

Increasing mental health literacy throughout your workforce. Fostering a workplace culture of...

  • Increasing mental health literacy throughout your workforce. 

  • Fostering a workplace culture of open conversation built upon empathy and compassion.

  • Strengthening support networks across your organisation - and ensuring they have the right support.

  • Building team relationships based on looking out for each other.

Networking break

15:05 - 15:35

15:35 - 16:15

The Solution Room: How can you manage sickness absence across the workforce?

This interactive session will focus on developing solutions to tackle sickness absence...

This interactive session will focus on developing solutions to tackle sickness absence within your workforce. Come ready with your data in hand to join fellow delegates in discussing innovative strategies to implement within your organisation.


  • Developing and implementing an effective absence management framework that’s fair and flexible.

  • Assessing the root causes of sickness absence and implementing effective measures to address them.

  • Ensuring that people with genuine health issues are adequately supported and not unfairly penalised thought sickness absence procedures.

  • Strengthening the role of line managers in managing sickness absence through trust-based relationships and keeping in touch.

  • Effectively supporting people through long-term sickness absence, including the transition back to work.

16:15 - 16:55

Masterclass: Self-care for the people profession - how to invest in yourself when looking after others

Understand the value of self-care.Prioritise yourself and your overall wellbeing.Establish realistic personal...

  • Understand the value of self-care.

  • Prioritise yourself and your overall wellbeing.

  • Establish realistic personal boundaries. 

  • Discover ways to switch off and relax.

  • Boost energy levels and feel more productive.

  • Manage stress and support personal resilience.

16:55 - 17:00

Chair's Closing Remarks

Day 2


09:30 - 09:40

Chair’s opening remarks

09:40 - 10:20

Being open and honest: supporting parents to promote good mental health

Understanding how to support dads within your workforce when facing mental health...

  • Understanding how to support dads within your workforce when facing mental health struggles

  • Discover how to create a workplace culture that encourages dads to ‘parent out loud’

  • Breaking barriers and reducing stigma surrounding men’s mental health and encouraging conversations around masculinity and allyship

10:20 - 10:35

Mindful activity for mental wellbeing

10:40 - 11:20

C1 Knowledge transfer: Building an effective financial wellbeing offering

Assessing the financial issues affecting your employees in a cost-of- living crisis.Understanding...

  • Assessing the financial issues affecting your employees in a cost-of- living crisis.

  • Understanding the tools and interventions that can enhance financial wellbeing.

  • Educating and signposting employees so they can protect their financial wellbeing.

  • Engaging with employees to develop a financial wellbeing framework that’s fit for purpose.

10:40 - 11:20

C2 Knowledge transfer: Linking occupational health and workplace wellbeing

The value of occupational health in boosting employee health and well-being. How...

  • The value of occupational health in boosting employee health and well-being. 

  • How can OH and HR collaborate more effectively to promote good mental health and wellbeing?

  • How can HR tap into the specialist knowledge of OH to develop a more systematic approach to protect people’s health?

11:20 - 11:50

Networking break

11:50 - 12:30

Masterclass: The importance of EDI in designing a wellbeing strategy

Understanding the links between equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and wellbeing within...

  • Understanding the links between equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and wellbeing within the workplace.

  • Developing an inclusive well-being culture that enables all employees to flourish.

  • Acknowledging and recognising the challenges faced by different employee groups.

  • Encouraging allyship to build relationships based on trust where everyone can grow and learn.

12:30 - 13:10

Problem-solving: A healthy digital workforce - How can you navigate wellbeing in hybrid and remote teams?

How supporting healthy digital habits is vital in a hybrid, flexible working...

  • How supporting healthy digital habits is vital in a hybrid, flexible working world to address toxic workplace stress, and improve performance and staff retention

  • Practical strategies to improve the digital habits of a multi-generational, hybrid workforce 
  • Examples of organisations who have prioritised digital wellbeing and the positive impact this has had on performance, collaboration, colleague trust and employee wellbeing

Networking lunch

13:10 - 14:10

14:10 - 14:40

Supporting and nurturing employees facing terminal illness

How to develop and embed supportive workplace policies for terminal illnessDeveloping a...

  • How to develop and embed supportive workplace policies for terminal illness

  • Developing a culture of compassion where employees can access helpful guidance and support.

  • Exploring occupational benefits and health insurance that could help.

  • Implementing sickness absence and leave policies that are compassionate and effective.

  • Helping employees to navigate their options for working or stopping work. 

  • Taking care of employees who are supporting others with terminal illness.

14:40 - 15:20

Masterclass: Empowering women to flourish - championing women’s health at work

Developing a holistic women’s health strategy for your organisation.Improving workplace support for...

  • Developing a holistic women’s health strategy for your organisation.

  • Improving workplace support for menstrual health and menopause transition.

  • Boosting line manager confidence and capability to provide effective support.

  • Understanding what reasonable adjustments may be helpful to support women’s health at work.

Networking break

15:20 - 15:40

15:40 - 16:20

Closing keynote panel: The wider offering - enhancing your reward and benefits package to aid wellbeing

Building a rewards and benefits offering that makes your employees feel valued...

  • Building a rewards and benefits offering that makes your employees feel valued and engaged.

  • Understanding the financial and wellbeing needs of your workforce to design a total reward package that works for everyone.

  • Securing an Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) with effective support for employees experiencing health and wellbeing issues.

  • Recognising the impact of financial and non-financial rewards in boosting wellbeing.

16:20 - 16:30

Chair's closing remarks