Health and Social Care Workforce Development: Preventing Stress and Enhancing Workforce Resilience Conference

Conference overview

The 2019 Mental Health Workforce Development Conference.

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The 2019 Mental Health Workforce Development Conference will give special attention to the NHS workforce of the future. As the world copes with growing economic, political, environmental and social changes, what can NHS organisations do to sustain the health and productivity of their workers? Staff are the NHS’ greatest asset, however, managing such numbers, within a complex, multi-faceted NHS organisation, cannot be underestimated. The Five Year Forward View stresses the importance of the physical and mental wellbeing of the NHS workforce. It predicts that measures to improve employee health could cut sickness by a third (the equivalent of 15,000 extra staff). It further argues that changes to working conditions and a stronger culture of engagement and well-being would help boost morale and staff retention.

Resilience is the ability of the workforce to thrive in the face of change and disruption. A day-long national Mental Health Workforce Development: Stress and Resilience Conference is a timely event to present you with strategies NHS organisations can use to ensure their employees thrive through stress and chaos in today’s NHS world of uncertainty.

The conference programme will discuss resilience, review existing mental health workforce initiatives and propose ways forward. Practical case studies will serve to share best practice and provide the inspiration for wider adoption across the wider system around engagement, retention, and health and wellbeing. Casual networking will offer you the opportunity for further knowledge sharing and introductions with fellow professionals. This conference is the platform to analyse issues, offer solutions and aspire to a positive future. We hope you join us!

This free conference is funded by Health Education England as part of the National Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability Programme Board’s work in improving the NHS workforce. Please click here to for the conference programme.

This conference is suitable for:

  • Workforce development professionals who have accountability, responsibility for wellbeing at work and
  • workforce development
  • HR directors, HR deputies
  • Medical, clinical and nursing directors
  • Education and training Directors
  • Commissioners
  • Delegates from non-mental health setting who share the mental health agenda

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Date:
4 April 2019 09:00 to 17:00
National Workforce Skills Development Unit (NWSDU)

The NWSDU has been established to meet the workforce challenges in healthcare. The Unit is commissioned by Health Education England to support the...