June 22nd – IMAREST WEBINAR: Mental health and work-related stress
HESGB reminds us and viewers of allaboutshipping.co.uk ., details of a Webinar dealing with a very topical issue, Mental Health and Work Related Stress:
The Webinar is free of charge, organised by the IMAREST and hosted by our very own, HESGB Member, Dr Panos Stavrakakis.
All HESGB Members are encouraged to attend.
WEBINAR: Mental health and work-related stress
14:00 – 15:00 BST | Mon 22 June 2020
Phoebe Smith CPsycho CSci AFBPsS will give a talk on what organisations can do to reduce the risk of anxiety and depression arising from work-related stress and help enhance individuals’ mental health.
About the webinar:
In Great Britain, it is estimated (Labour Force Survey) that in 2017/18, there were approximately half a million cases of work-related stress, anxiety and depression, with an estimated 15.4 million working days being lost at a cost of over £5billion per year. These conditions are among the most commonly reported causes of occupational ill-health.
Stress affects individuals, their families and colleagues by impacting on their health and well-being; it also impacts on employers with costs relating to sickness absence, increased turnover, lost production and increased accidents.
HSE’s Management Standards and the associated risk assessment were developed to support organisations in reducing the risk of work-related stress. The Management Standards approach advocates preventing work-related stress. Proactively intervening at an organisational level aims to reduce the incidents of work-related stress, which, in turn, should reduce the negative personal and financial impact of work-related stress on organisations.
Phoebe Smith, one of the lead human factors specialists at HSE Science and Research Centre, will be talking about what organisations can do to reduce the risk of anxiety and depression arising from work-related stress and help protect/enhance individuals’ mental health. Phoebe will also discuss how the HSE Stress Indicator Tool and support help organizations to control work related stress.
About the speaker:
Phoebe Smith CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and held an honorary professorship for three years in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University. She has over 25 years’ experience in human factors and is one of HSE’s human factors technical leads.