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Here you'll find information on our upcoming events, links to recordings of past sessions, and news related to the Thrive at Work programme.

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.

You can get in touch with the Thrive at Work team for more information at

Upcoming events

Foundation Level Overview Sessions

This session is for organisations registered with the Thrive at Work programme only.

The Thrive at Work Foundation level consists of a five step approach that provides a roadmap to understanding the current health and wellbeing position of the organisation. It supports you to create a practical action plan that demonstrates you are committed to the health and wellbeing of your staff.

The webinar will:

  • Outline each of the five steps to Foundation accreditation
  • Demonstrate the resources available to support you
  • Equip you to plan your next steps

The sessions are run by the assessor team and are a good opportunity to meet others starting their accreditation journey as well as gain answers to any questions that you may have.

Every employer who achieves the Foundation Level will be recognised with the Thrive at Work ‘Workplace Wellbeing’ certificate and logo. This award is in recognition of your commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of your employees. You are then eligible to continue with the remaining criteria to gain Bronze level accreditation.

You can watch a recording of a session, below:

Grief in the Workplace with Cruse Bereavement Support

We're pleased to be hosting this 1 hour session during National Grief Awareness Week which will inform how you manage bereavement in the workplace and how your response can have a positive impact on employee wellbeing. 

We're delighted to be joined by Alison Winter from Cruse Bereavement Support who will be running this session, during which you will gain an understanding of:

  • how grief impacts performance, absence, retention and morale
  • good practice around returning to work following a bereavement
  • how to communicate effectively and compassionately with someone who is grieving
  • the importance of creating a supportive workplace for all employees

This session will include a 45 minute presentation and a 15 minute Q & A section.

Click the link to book your free space:

Past events

Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace

Following our introductory webinar earlier in the year, we were pleased to be back on World Menopause Day to host a follow-up 30 minute session providing a more in-depth look at Menopause Awareness within the Workplace. 

We were thrilled that Julie Glyn-Jones from Henpicked Menopause in the Workplace returned to run this short session on:

  • How can we start the conversations around Menopause Awareness in the workplace
  • Some practical suggestions in how to put the right support in place  
  • How can becoming a Menopause Friendly Employer save you money?

The session included a 20-minute presentation and a 10-minute Q&A session.

Watch the recording of this webinar, below:

Mastering Microsoft Teams: Infuse Kindness & Resilience into Your Culture

Thrive at Work partnered with Microsoft to introduce a wide range of wellbeing and productivity insights within Microsoft Teams.
You are invited to join Ryan Fraser, Workplace Solutions Specialist at Microsoft for an informal educational session on enhancing wellbeing using Microsoft Teams.

Watch the recording of this webinar, below:

Pension Power-Up: Unlocking the Financial Future of Your Employees 

Rewatch our insightful webinar from Bravo Benefits and delve into the world of pensions, where you'll gain valuable knowledge and actionable strategies. Learn how to maximize the benefits of your company pension scheme and empower your employees to secure their financial future.

Watch the recording of this webinar, below:

Disability in the Workplace - The hidden talent pool

The hidden talent pool: why businesses are ignoring disabled employees. Why are 75% of businesses globally experiencing a talent shortage while 47% of disabled people in the UK are unemployed? That’s over 10% of the working-age population. Disabled people are an untapped talent pool, often ignored by EDI strategies. The disability employment gap is growing, currently at 29.8%, and businesses need to do more to support disabled colleagues present and future. During this webinar, Alice Hargreaves, COO and Co-Founder of SIC covered:

  • Disability in the here and now
  • The language of disability
  • Societal bias
  • How to appeal to disabled talent
  • How to retain disabled employees
  • The next steps to becoming an ally

Watch the recording of this webinar, below:

Menopause Awareness in the Workplace

This 30-minute session provides an introduction to Menopause Awareness within the workplace, Julie Glyn-Jones from Henpicked Menopause in the Workplace ran a short introduction session on:

  • Why we all need to talk about menopause at work
  • What the menopause is and how someone could be affected by it
  • Key ways of managing menopause

The session included a 20-minute presentation and a 10-minute Q&A session.

Watch the recording of this webinar, below:

No jab, no job? Let's talk about COVID-19 vaccines and company policies

On Thursday 29th April, Thrive at Work hosted a 'No jab, no job? Let's talk about COVID-19 vaccines and company policies' webinar. During this webinar, the latest positions on Employers looking to introduce vaccination and/or testing policies into their organisations in response to Covid-19 were discussed and some of the best practice tips for developing, consulting, and introducing relevant policies and procedures were looked at as well as the risks and points for considerations upon implementation. 

Watch the recording of this webinar, below:

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. On 4th March 2021, we hosted a Q&A webinar with a panel of experts where 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 the recording below:

Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards 2020 and 2021

We are delighted share the Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards Celebrations, which moved online in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to celebrate the success of accredited businesses and the organisations taking the first steps to Thrive accreditation.

A recording of our Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards 2020 is still available, as well as our Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards 2021 on the WMCA YouTube channel.