Successful wellbeing approaches usually have a strong element of peer-to-peer support. Business in the Community’s 2016 Mental Health at Work survey found that employees were just as likely to discuss a mental health problem with a colleague as they were to raise it with their line manager (11%). The survey and subsequent Mental Health report also found a disconnect between senior management and non-manager’s perceptions of how effective their organisation was at supporting mental health. To address this issue we recommend that employers build an effective feedback loop to ensure their approaches are informed by employee voice.
Peer involvement can lead not only to better intervention design, but it is equally important for the successful promotion and embedding of your approach. Many employers have capitalised and supported employee expertise and enthusiasm to promote wellbeing within their organisation. These interventions can take many forms, for example, via steering groups, wellbeing ‘champions’, allies and buddies, as well as Mental Health First Aiders. This event will showcase various approaches to peer-to-peer support, and explore the potential for making more headway in employee wellbeing through further empowering peers to lead on wellbeing solutions.
Who Should Attend?
This event specifically targets wellbeing practitioners and those involved in peer-to-peer wellbeing approaches, such as wellbeing champions.
Please note: Due to limited capacity, there will be an allocation of one place per organisation. Additional interested parties will be put on a waiting list and contacted if we are able to accommodate further places nearer to the date.