Events and News


Boost Staff Wellbeing - Thrive at Work 
* PLEASE NOTE * This session is for organisations who are not currently registered with the Thrive at Work programme and looking for more information. 

Now is the time to re-energise your business and take care of your staff

Thrive at Work is a free, workplace wellbeing programme that is helping thousands of workers in the Midlands to feel healthier and more productive. It empowers employers to take a proactive approach to build employee and organisational resilience.

The programme can help you cut staff sickness absence, improve engagement and retention of your workforce, and deliver results for your bottom line.

Join us for an interactive and informative session where you can find out more about this free programme from West Midlands Combined Authority, Midlands Engine Mental Health, and Productivity Pilot and Health Education England. To book on, click on your preferred date below to visit the relevant EventBrite page:

Thursday 22 April, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday 27 May, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

No jab, no job? Let's talk about COVID-19 vaccines and company policies - April 29, 10:00 am to 11:30 am 

During this webinar, we will consider the latest position on Employers looking to introduce vaccination and/or testing policies into their organisations in response to Covid-19. We will look at some best practice tips for developing, consulting, and introducing relevant policies and procedures, as well as the risks and points for considerations upon implementation. The Webinar will give you the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns you may have to assist you in handling these processes. To book onto this webinar, please click here to book on to the webinar.

 

Foundation Level Overview Sessions
* PLEASE NOTE * This session is for organisations registered with the Thrive at Work programme only.

We are pleased to announce that our brand new Thrive at Work Foundation level has now launched!

The Thrive at Work Foundation level consists of an easy 5 step approach, giving you a comprehensive understanding of the current position of the organisation, the mental and physical wellbeing of your workforce, and any lasting impacts as a result of the COVID19 pandemic.

Every employer who achieves the Foundation Level First Steps will be recognised with the Thrive at Work ‘Working Towards’ certificate and logo. This new award demonstrates that you are committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of your employees through a planned approach.

Want more information? We have some overview sessions arranged for you to attend where you can get up to speed with the new Foundation level and have time to ask any questions you may have

These meetings will run virtually using Microsoft Teams and will be running on the below dates and times. Please click your preferred date below to register and receive the meeting confirmation via email.
Wednesday 14 April - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6 May - 11:00 am
Wednesday 9 June - 2:00 pm
Thursday 8 July -11:00 am 

 

Introduction to the Thrive at Work Dashboard Session
* PLEASE NOTE * This session is for organisations registered with the Thrive at Work programme only.

This workshop is aimed at organisations that have recently joined the Thrive at Work programme or people that need a refresher session on how to navigate around the dashboard efficiently. This session will walk you through the basics such as how to log in including forgotten password, how to update yours and your organisations details, how to add or remove other users on the dashboard as well as most importantly, how to upload evidence. You will also have the opportunity at the end of the session to ask any questions you may have.

This workshop will run virtually via Microsoft Teams. To book onto a session, click your preferred date below and register on Eventbrite:
Thursday 13 May - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 16 June - 2:00 pm
Thursday 15 July - 2:00 pm

 

Thrive at Work - 'What Good Evidence Looks Like' Session
* PLEASE NOTE * This session is for organisations registered with the Thrive at Work programme only.

This session will be run by our Thrive at Work Assessor, Mitzi Donovan. Mitzi will be running an interactive session with registered Thrive at Work organisations going through exactly what is expected of the evidence you are uploading to the dashboard and helping you ensure that the evidence you are uploading, will be accepted the first time around. The session will also open up at the end for you to ask any questions you may have.

This session will be run virtually via Microsoft Teams. To register your attendance, click your preferred date below and register using Eventbrite:
Wednesday 21 April - 11:00 am
Thursday 20 May - 11:00 am
Wednesday 23 June - 2:00 pm

 

Suicide: Let's talk about prevention

Every ninety minutes someone in the UK ends their own life. Many of these people are not known to the health services and have kept their struggles hidden from friends and family.
Employers can play a crucial role when a person reaches a place of personal internal crisis.

We hosted a Q&A webinar with a panel of experts on 4 March, they discussed:

  • How to spot signs that someone is at risk
  • Tips and best practice to prevent situations from escalating
  • An understanding of what safeguarding is and how and when to use it
  • Does UK-GDPR prevent an employer from assisting at a time of crisis
  • The role of wellbeing conversations in the workplace

You can watch it below:

 

 

Monthly Thrive at Work Newsletters

Click the below links to view our monthly newsletters full of useful information to distribute with your workforce:

Thrive at Work Newsletter - April 2021
Thrive at Work Newsletter - March 2021
Thrive at Work Newsletter - February 2021
Thrive at Work Newsletter - January 2021
Thrive at Work Newsletter - December 2020
Thrive at Work Newsletter - November 2020
Thrive at Work Newsletter - October 2020
Thrive at Work Newsletter - September 2020

 

Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards

We are delighted to tell you that the Thrive at Work Awards Celebration moved online this year so that we were able to celebrate the success of recently accredited businesses. A recording of our Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards 2020 is now available as an unlisted film on the WMCA YouTube channel.

Please get your popcorn at the ready and enjoy: