Joint DOP and SOM event, free entry to SOM members and the general public. Registration deadline: 2nd October.
The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) and the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) are working together to raise awareness of mental health within the work environment.
This is the third year that we are addressing specific mental health concerns.
Our inaugural seminar in 2017 considered the challenges and solutions around mental health at work.
The 2018 seminar focused specifically on ‘caring for the carers’, more specifically how health and social care professionals can best be supported to ensure a healthy and satisfying career.
This year’s seminar focuses on those individuals who are working remotely, flexibly and precariously; those organisations that employ them; and assessing how they can be supported more effectively. A particular focus is on the gig economy, lone workers, and those who work within micro businesses.
The event’s diverse speakers will provide context to the occupational health concerns of these groups of workers. While it is accepted that work is good for individuals, it is even more important to ensure that workers have the resources they need to function more effectively within the workplace, regardless of how they work, where they work and the type of work they do.
We hope that this seminar adds to the knowledge base of understanding what contributes to the overall well-being of this group of workers and provide the context in which they can be supported more fully.