Supporting Mental Health Webinar - 2 June
Supporting Mental Health through COVID-19
Complimentary Member Webinar
Tuesday, 2 June 2020 – 2.00pm-3.00pm
Thriving Through COVID-19: Managing Change & Mental Health
A healthier workforce is a happier workforce and this includes being mentally healthy too. Poor mental health can affect your business as much as poor physical health.
COVID-19 has plunged us all into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this takes its toll on people's mental health, particularly those already living with mental health injuries or conditions. The frustration of being unable to control your circumstances and unable to tolerate uncertainty are common characteristics of many anxiety disorders. These feelings of helplessness are exacerbated by the sudden shock and loneliness of working at home and intensified by a 24-hour news cycle that repeats stories of disease, death and immediate and long-term economic disaster. Even the most stoic personalities will falter in these unprecedented circumstances and so it is imperative that we take immediate action to support our teams during these challenging times and that more broadly, we commit to support employees’ mental health and well-being in the long-term.
60% of employees say they would feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental wellbeing. Considering how much time we spend at work, it is unsurprising that workplace environments and culture affect our wellbeing. Smart employers recognise their staff not merely as assets or resources but as a central element of the organisation’s community; and research consistently shows that when an organisation’s people feel that their efforts are meaningful and that they are valued and supported, they tend to have higher wellbeing levels. Further, available cost-benefit research on strategies that address mental health points towards net financial and productivity benefits.
Led by Cindy Sparrow, this webinar looks at the impacts that COVID-19 has had on ourselves and our teams and how we can lead our teams through change and uncertainty successfully. It will also cover the science of change, mental health impacts and how we can equip leaders and their teams with strategies for thriving during COVID-19.
Our second speaker Deborah Finding will discuss the mental health practices in place at Janus Europe and how these have needed to evolve to provide support for the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to the workplace.
Cindy has over 24 years experience in frontline and leadership roles in Emergency Services across Alberta for over 10 years. By adeptly leading teams in complex, stressful and unpredictable circumstances, Cindy has acquired intricate knowledge, experience and appreciation of leadership values, theory and practice, which she applied in equal measure to her role as President of APCO Canada and as a Director of the Alberta E911 Advisory Association.
An international keynote speaker, trainer and mentor, Cindy heads Consort’s North American operations as well as delivering core components of the UK and international portfolios.
Dr Deborah Finding
Deborah is the HR Director for Janus International Europe Ltd, having joined the business in January 2018. Previously, Deborah held HR leadership roles in other global businesses, including MATCH Hospitality and The Big Picture, as well as having a background in communications and strategic planning. She specialises in individual, team and organisational development, and is passionate about company culture and strategy. Having started her career as a mental health support worker, she recognises the importance of building in wellbeing and support initiatives throughout the business, and is proud of the way Janus has taken this to heart.
Deborah holds a PhD from the London School of Economics as well as undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Cambridge. She is CIPD HR qualified, and is also a MBTI Step I and Step II certified practitioner.
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