Wellbeing at Work

What is workplace wellbeing and why is it important? In this session Steve Wood answered the sector’s questions and offered practical steps.

Resources from the event are available for download:
Wellbeing in the Workplace – not just nice to have!

What is wellbeing: Is it “nice to have”? Is it part of what makes your organisation good to work for? Or is it more than that? Steve Wood will outline how supporting people to maintain and improve their wellbeing at work in heritage settings. It also explores how addressing mental health in the face of change and other challenges is essential for organisational wellbeing and success. As well as benefiting your staff and volunteers, there is a tangible business case for supporting your workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing and mental health.

COVID-19 is having an adverse effect on our wellbeing and is triggering and worsening mental ill health conditions. Research is now emerging which shows that the pandemic, and the resulting restrictions on our lives, are adversely affecting our health and wellbeing including: increased levels of work-related stress caused by missing daily structure, the use of home for work, reduced ability to ‘switch off’ from work, and lack of peer support.

This session, with Resilience and Wellbeing Coach Steve Wood, explored the importance of wellbeing in the workplace, presented practical steps for organisations and outlined tools to implement wellbeing practices, with a view to improving organisational resilience.

Meet the Speaker

Steve Wood

Performance Coach and Management Consultant

Steve is a creative and engaging Coach, Management Consultant and Facilitator, with a 24-year track record of supporting individuals, teams, organisations and partnerships to improve performance, wellbeing and resilience and to solve complex problems.  Steve uses a combination of cognitive and behavioural psychology, improvement, change and innovation methods and personal wellbeing techniques to make a real difference to people, organisations and wider systems.  Steve is passionate about passing on the skills and techniques he had learnt through his career to as many people as possible.  He is an expert trainer and has worked widely in the heritage and cultural sector, with SMEs, local authorities, regional and national bodies.

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