11 June 2021
We asked Paul Barrett, Head of Wellbeing at the Bank Workers Charity, to come and talk to our members about:
Paul began the session by detailing some statistics about sleep issues during the pandemic:
“Social wellbeing is finally ‘having its moment in the sun’. The pandemic has revealed what psychologists have been telling us for years, which is social connection is absolutely vital to human beings.”
Until the pandemic, social wellbeing took a back seat behind mental health and physical wellbeing in most organisations' thinking about wellbeing at work. Covid-19 has changed that. With large numbers of employees working remotely and missing the social dimension of work, the pandemic has revealed just how important social wellbeing is. Loneliness has been found to have the same negative health impact as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day. And recent research has shown the importance of even small-scale social exchanges, to our overall wellbeing.
That's why we teamed up with the Bank Workers Charity for a wellbeing webinar that focussed on talking about loneliness and social wellbeing. Paul identified a range of strategies we can employ to get us safely through the pandemic and beyond by setting up some good habits.
You can access the recording below, along with links to download the slides and a link to our feedback survey.
We ran short of time on the webinar to ask you which topic you'd like us to cover next, so we've included this in our feedback survey. We're also planning a 'returning to the workplace anxiety' webinar with the Bank Workers Charity which we'll be planning for later in the year. Keep an eye out for the invites!Download the recording Download the slides Tell us how we did
In this wellbeing webinar, we look at the importance of sleep and what happens if we don’t get enough. With a focus on sleep during the pandemic, we take a look at how to improve sleep quality.
We look at the uncertainties created by the long pandemic and identify strategies we can use to minimise the risks to our mental health and wellbeing.
Every year on the 10th September, organisations and communities across the world come together to raise awareness and to focus on creating a world where fewer people die due to suicide.
The good news is, there are some steps we can take to better understand, recognise, and challenge loneliness in the workplace: