Those interested in improving their workplace wellbeing and effectiveness joined researchers from the Institute of Work Psychology in this series of online workshops to find out about a variety of cutting edge practical tools and techniques designed to help organisations create happier, healthier and more productive workplaces. Participants were given the opportunity to learn how these tools could be implemented in their own organisations.
This session presented an overview of an EU funded project (H-Work) which aimed to improve mental health and wellbeing in the public sector and Small-to-Medium sized organizations. Firstly, we presented a toolkit that enabled organizations to identify interventions for improving wellbeing that were targeted at individuals, groups, leaders and organizational policies and practice. Examples of interventions for promoting mental health and wellbeing were also provided. Participants gained an understanding of the principles behind the toolkit and gained inspiration on what types of interventions to implement. They also received practical advice and examples of how to conduct a wellbeing needs analysis within their organization, and how to choose the most appropriate types of intervention to deal with the needs identified.
Presented by Professor Karina Nielsen and Dr Carolyn Axtell.