Loneliness Matters: Exploring the Impact on Mental Wellness in Remote Work

Date: Thursday 14th September 2023
Time: 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Weightmans, 1 Hardman Street, Hardman Square, M3 3EB
Cost: £20 non-member / FREE member
Categories:
Member Event
Wellbeing & Wellness

The Wellbeing Champions are thrilled to invite you to an eye-opening event that tackles a crucial topic: loneliness and its impact on mental health in the current remote work climate.

As many of us navigate the world of remote work, it's vital to address the challenges of loneliness and its effect on our well-being. Join us for an engaging discussion featuring renowned experts who will share insights and practical strategies to combat isolation and promote mental wellness.

We'll explore ways employers can play a significant role in supporting their workers' mental health, from creating virtual social spaces to organizing team-building activities.

This event isn't just about understanding the issue but also empowering you to make a difference. Connect with fellow participants, share experiences, and leave with actionable steps to foster a sense of belonging within your remote work community.

Spaces are limited, so don't miss out on this transformative event! Register now to secure your spot.

Let's join forces in tackling the loneliness epidemic and creating a supportive environment where everyone thrives. Connect, learn, and combat isolation together.

We can't wait to welcome you!

About the Speakers:

Leanne Mullen Wellbeing Lead - Bruntwood

I am the Wellbeing Lead for colleagues at Bruntwood and I have worked in the Bruntwood people team for 9 years. I support colleague wellbeing across the group, from our benefits and policies to our working environment, and all other colleague experience touchpoints in between.

I am passionate about enabling colleagues to live their best lives, both inside and outside of work. I am a champion of D&I and psychological safety and I believe that everybody should be their authentic self at work.

Alastair Swindlehurst Founder - EZHR

Alastair is the Founder of EZHR, a HR subscription solution for SMEs that wants to lower barrier of entry to really good advice.

Prior to that he spent 15 years’ working in house for various Blue Chip FMCG and manufacturing businesses along with a number of global BPO organisations. His work was across various areas of specialism including employee relations, organisational change, development, TUPE, and business sale.

Additionally, he hosts The Alternative Business Review. A podcast for early-stage founders that offers an alternative take on what it’s really like founding and growing a business.

Jenny Bimpson Volunteer Manager - The Chatty Cafe

I am Jenny, the volunteer manager with The Chatty Café Scheme. The scheme was created in 2017 to encourage people to talk more – we believe simply having a chat can brighten someone’s day. We run 3 services, one on line, one face to face and one by telephone – all aimed at reducing loneliness and social isolation.

Lee Chambers Business Psychologist, Coach & Founder - Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing

After a diverse career, including time in corporate finance, elite sports and the third sector, alongside scaling a videogame business, he has brought his knowledge and lived experience together to support companies in creating equitable culture, psychologically safe spaces and effective wellbeing strategies.

This has been borne from his own lived experience, which has included mental health challenges, time as a stay at home Dad, and learning to walk again in 2014 after illness.

He can often be found speaking about gender equity, employee experience and male allyship, and is the current Great British Entrepreneur of the Year for Service Industries.

Jon Davies Founder, Behavioural Science Expert - Leafyard

Over 15 years, Jon has co-founded a series of successful startups with business partner Phil
Simmonds, using his expertise in behavioural science. Jon has achieved success time and time again with a simple understanding: by paying close attention to the way people work, we can react to the latest societal changes. At Diskette, he is using this understanding to develop software solutions that change things for the better. Their latest product, Leafyard, uses behavioural science to motivate people to take control of their mental health; it is now being used by companies across the globe to help improve employee wellbeing

Interested In The Event?

If you’re interested in attending, you can book online here.

For any further enquires about this event, contact rachel.tetlow@pro-manchester.co.uk