Highlights from our first Wellbeing at Work Forum

Wellbeing at work forum news

Over 100 HR and wellbeing specialists joined us at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester at the end of November for our very first one-day Wellbeing at Work Forum.

The event, kindly supported by our colleagues at Eversheds Sutherland, was designed around the four pillars of wellbeing – emotional, physical, financial and vocational – and set out to challenge, inspire and motivate attendees, and provide them with practical ideas to take back into the workplace.

Some of the hot topics discussed on the day included:

  • The difference between managing mental health and managing a mental health condition
  • Why HR and People departments should build a wellbeing strategy for their organisation and how to get
    buy-in from the board
  • How to recognise the signs of emotional distress in colleagues and how best to support them
  • How offering a much wider variety of financial options can boost wellbeing and encourage staff retention
  • New training and development opportunities including how to deliver a successful
    apprenticeships programme
  • And the importance of decent nutrition, hydration, exercise and optimal sleep for high performing teams – and their managers. 

We’d like to thank our many speakers including colleagues from New Look, Health Partners (OH), DeltaV, retailCU, Wagestream, Dunelm, Iceland and Minding Work. You can read the highlights from each session and more about our inspirational speakers in our special post-event report here.

It was a great event but don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our attendees had to say:
“Inspiring and engaging day – lots to take away!”
“The speakers were very relevant and knowledgeable and the breakout sessions helped to focus ideas.”
“I’ve attended a number of similar events and this was definitely at the top!”

Read the report 

If you can’t wait to attend another retailTRUST event, don’t forget we offer a range of workshops tailored to your organisation. You can sign up to a free three-hour taster session of our popular one-day wellbeing workshops in January, or one of our two-day resilience workshops for leaders in various locations around the UK.