PPMA Midlands & Wales Regional Event on Wellbeing

PPMA Midlands & Wales Regional Event on Wellbeing

Friday 7th February, 9.30am for 10.00am start to 2.45pm and will include light refreshments.
This event will be open to all PPMA members and we are keen to welcome non members who might be interested in the work that the PPMA is doing, so please feel free to pass this on to colleagues or peers within the HR/OD Community.
9.30 am Arrival / Tea / Coffee/ Networking
10.00 am Welcome / Introductions

Sam Anthony, Chair PPMA Wales and Midlands Region

10.10 PPMA  update and “Out of the Shadows” including Let’s Talk Wellbeing Strategic Theme and Context

Karen Graves, PPMA President

10:50 am




Includes Q&A time

Individual Wellbeing Chair PPMA Wales and Midlands Region 

We all know Mental Health it is a “hot topic”, but do we know the scale of it? Anyone can develop mental ill health at almost any time in their life, just as they can a physical illness. Mental ill health is no respecter of age, background or circumstances. It can be triggered by a range of things.

What other individual wellbeing issues are emerging we should consider? Supporting wellbeing in the workplace can take many forms, informal and formal, but it can provide effective support employees experiencing (e.g.)mental health difficulties, and keep them at work.

11:20 – 12:00 Financial Wellbeing

An overview of Financial Wellbeing, information on current research and the links to overall wellbeing strategies and current challenges.

Tom Beaumont,  Public Sector Lead, Neyber

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break/Networking
12:30 – 13:30 Neurodiversity (Nick Heckscher)

Currently It is estimated that around 1 in 6 people in the UK are in some way neurodiverse – i.e. their brain functions, processes and learns information differently to the majority of us. What this means is that we probably all know, are related to, and/or work and socialise with people that aren’t neurotypical!

Neurodiversity includes dyslexia, autism, ADHD and more… Unfortunately workplaces and the recruitment processes that determine who can enter them are still largely designed by neurotypicals for neurotypicals. The NAS quote employment rates amongst autistic adults at a measly 16!

This interactive session will increase awareness of and empathy for those with autism; Nick will share stories from his work with ASPIeRATIONS to improve employment outcomes for those with autism, as well as actionable ideas to challenge the current situation which are transferable to other under-represented groups.

13:30 Workforce Wellbeing

Focus on wellbeing, challenges and some of the topical issues facing this sector. overview of some of the frameworks available specifically within the people category (E.g. apprenticeships, L&D and employee benefits)

Lesley Harrison and Tony Griffiths, Crown Commercial

14:00 Organisational Wellbeing

Andrew Collings, Client Director, Mind Gym

14:30 Wrap up and finish


Feb 07 2020


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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