Promoting Workplace Wellbeing in a Hybrid Working Era

Industry-experienced speakers provide bespoke guidance on sickness absence management, dealing with mental health issues and successful strategies for promoting workplace well-being.

Following two years of evolving working patterns, this webinar will delve into the legal, educational and practical issues for consideration by agencies when managing sickness absence and promoting well-being in the hybrid workplace.

This is in light of the fact that in 2020/21, work-related stress, depression or anxiety, accounted for 50% of all work-related ill health.  This is an increase on 44% in 2017/18.

Our range of industry-experienced speakers will provide practical guidance for agencies, with the objective of equipping HR and management staff with the most effective strategies for reducing sickness and improving staff well-being.


9.00      Welcome and introduction

Juliet Bawtree, Associate Director, Legal and Public Affairs (Employment), IPA

9.05      Managing Sickness Absence: The Legal Perspective

Lucy Lewis, Partner, Lewis Silkin

Lucy will consider the legal aspects of managing sickness absence, covering topics such as sickness and COVID (including long Covid), managing returns to work and appropriate adjustments and the procedure for dealing with both long-term and short-term, intermittent absence.

9.45      Improving Workplace Mental Health

Paul Phillips, Trainer and Marketing Consultant

Paul will provide suggested practices for alleviating the pressures and stress of everyday agency life. He will review and discuss which approaches will make a meaningful difference to your workplace.

10.10     Putting Theory into Practice

Nancy Lengthorn, Global Chief Inclusion and Culture Officer, MediaCom

Nancy will present an update on the schemes that have been implemented at MediaCom; what has and has not worked and what steps agencies can take to implement a successful well-being strategy.

10.35     Audience Q&A

10.45     Closing remarks

Juliet Bawtree, Associate Director, Legal and Public Affairs (Employment), IPA

11.00     Close

Agenda subject to change. 

Please note that this session will be recorded.

Last updated 07 December 2023