by harry
Oct 14th, 2020
4 mins
BFFF

Following World Mental Health Day, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and Dr Tim Marsh will host a free webinar dedicated to the subject of mental wellbeing in the workplace.

The webinar will be open to both members and non-members and take place on the 21st October at 2pm.

The session will cover the importance of mental health and identify the five things needed for a holistic approach to wellbeing.

Tim Marsh is considered a world authority on the subject of behavioural safety, safety leadership and organisational culture. He has worked with a diverse range of organisations including the European Space Agency, the BBC, Sky TV, the RNLI and the National Theatre in a consultancy career spanning more than 25 years.

Wellbeing as part of the ‘health’ in ‘health and safety’ has come very much to the fore recently. With so many people returning from furlough or still working from home it’s vital employers are equipped with the tools to help staff transition back into the workplace, help them cope with isolation and recognise the signs of depression.

Simon Brentnall, head of health and safety at BFFF, added: “The labour force survey from 2018/19 for Mental Health Awareness Week reported 602,000 workers were suffering from work related stress, depression and anxiety. As a result, 12.8 million working days were lost. These statistics were published before the COVID-19 crisis existed.

“During what is an especially difficult time we recognise the importance of good mental health and as such we feel it’s important that this webinar, which would normally be available exclusively to members, should be available to all.”

“Tim is one of only few chartered psychologists who is also a chartered fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and in the 1990s led Manchester University’s ground-breaking research team into behavioural safety methodologies, so we’re looking forward to his insights.”

The webinar offer coincides with the launch month of the new BFFF website which signals a renewed, ‘digital first’ approach to membership and engagement. Anyone wishing to attend can register here.

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