The City Office at Bristol City Council is holding an event to help employers tackle the effects that COVID-19 has had on the workforce in partnership with the Centre of Public Health and Wellbeing at UWE called ‘Pause, Reflect and Renew’ on Thursday, 17 June 2021 from 10:00-12:00.
The event will provide a space for attendees to listen to how others have addressed the challenge of returning to normal and understand how they can support their own employees who have worked through a global pandemic. To find out more see below and to book your place, click here.
A space to ‘pause, reflect and renew’ and understand how organisations can support employees after working through a pandemic.
About this event
For over a year, Bristol, along with the rest of the world, has been hugely affected by the global pandemic. Living with restrictions and periods of national lockdown has affected jobs, incomes, businesses, teaching, socialising, celebrations, holidays and more. We have all adapted to living differently and working in ever-changing environments. But all this has taken its toll on people and has left an impact on the nation’s mental health.
As we make our way towards normality, out of this period of restriction, the City Office in partnership with the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing, UWE is holding an event to help employers tackle the effects that COVID-19 has had on the workforce.
During ‘Pause, Reflect and Renew’ delegates will be joined by Frank Noble, Chief Executive of St. Peter’s Hospice, who developed a decompression framework for his workforce, from his experience of military decompression and managing high performing sports teams. The framework provides a process for teams to recharge, restore and recuperate together, enabling people to re-adjust from a prolonged period of intense pressure and stress. It is designed to be a group and/or team activity without replacing specific wellbeing and employee support for individuals.
Following this, Dr Liz Frost, Associate Professor from UWE, who has completed research on risk and resilience in the health and social care sector, will speak on addressing the issues of prolonged and intense periods of work for employees.
The event will also look at what other organisations have done to address the challenges of working during a pandemic, followed by breakout rooms to look at the topic in smaller groups, and finishing with a plenary session for all.
Joining instructions, including the video conferencing link, and the full agenda will be sent out to registered attendees nearer the time. Personal data will be processed in accordance with Bristol City Council data protection policies. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org