Ahead of Occupational Health Awareness Week, join us in this webinar which presents an overview of a report from the Society of Occupational Medicine and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. This looks at the value of Occupational Health (OH) and Human Resources (HR) in supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Feedback from this session will form part of the consultation to adapt the report ahead of its release in late 2023.
With concerns around mental health and wellbeing growing amongst organisations, the challenge lies in how organisations can navigate this space to adequately support their staff – taking into account relevant good and evidence-based practice. Here, OH and HR each offer their own specialised expertise in relation to staff mental health and wellbeing, although better awareness and examples are needed to maximise the synergy between both functions.
In order to do so, this session will:
- provide an overview of the good practice guidance for managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, and the role that HR and OH have within it.
- Define mental health and wellbeing and review the employer’s responsibility.
- Explain how OH and HR fit into the process of developing primary, secondary, and tertiary-level interventions.
- Pose six questions to help guide practitioners in this space develop better interventions to manage mental health and wellbeing at work.
Dr Kevin Teoh is a Chartered Psychologist and the Programme Director of the MSc Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. He is also the Executive Officer for the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. His primary research interests are around developing healthier workplaces, and the translation of research into practice, policy, and public dissemination. Kevin has collaborated extensively with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and the Society of Occupational Medicine and has a particular interest in the working conditions and wellbeing of healthcare workers. He has published in journals such as Work & Stress and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and is a regular speaker at academic, professional, and public events.
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