Welcome to Generali UK’s new wellbeing podcast, aimed at UK and international HR professionals and Line Managers. We’re kicking off with two episodes focused on common long-term conditions. These come in line with various relevant international awareness events. They're also particularly timely considering the UK government’s push for employers to better support disabled people and those with long-term conditions.* Some of our episodes will have a specific ‘condition’ focus, others will involve interviews with expert speakers to investigate workplace impacts and actions, such as the ISO45003 psychological safety standards and the UK government’s latest consultation on giving mental health training to all Line Managers.
*Department for Work & Pensions, Government response: Health is everyone’s business, Oct 2021 [click here]
Episode 1. Long-term condition spotlight: Endometriosis
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a chronic disease, with no known cure and affects around 10% (190 million) of women and girls at reproductive age globally*. The prevalence of endometriosis in women with infertility can be as high as 30-50%*.
In this episode, experts from Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) Network, will help you
- Learn what our global claims experience tells us about endometriosis,
- Discover more about the issue presented: What is it? What are the symptoms? How can it be treated?
- Explore how managers can provide better support
Episode 2. Taking the ISO45003 psychological safety standards to action.
It’s World Day for Health & Safety at Work on 28 April. And, in line with this, we’re joined by Jason van Schie, Co-Founder of People Diagnostix and FlourishDx, along with Daniela Masters, Head of Health & Wellbeing Programmes at Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) Network.
Our expert speakers will discuss:
- How to put ISO45003 into action, following the free audit*
- Guidance on what ‘good’ looks like
- What others are doing: which industries are really on top of this, which aren’t and what trends we are seeing
Episode 3. Long-term condition spotlight: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
April is International IBS Awareness month. In the second of our long-term condition focused episodes, we shine a spotlight on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder worldwide with prevalence rates in the area of 10-15%. The cost to society in terms of loss of productivity and work absenteeism is considerable – estimates range from $21 billion or more annually.*
In this episode, experts from Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) Network, will help you:
- Learn what our global claims experience tells us about Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- Discover more about the issue presented: What is it? What are the symptoms? How can it be treated? How can it be prevented?
- Explore the impact on the workplace.
Episode 4. What does the UK government push for mental health training for all Line Managers mean for HR?
Tracey Ward from Generali UK interviews Dr Julie Denning of Vocational Rehabilitation expert Working To Wellbeing, in advance of Mental Health Awareness Week (10 – 16 May).
Topics for discussion include:
- On 2nd March 2022, The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) / Public Health England published new guidelines on mental health training for Line Managers*. What does this mean for employers?
- How can employers start to build a framework for employee mental health support that is hardwired into culture?
- How can third party providers and in-house specialists work more in partnership to help build and maintain this framework?
- Why work needs to start being viewed as a health outcome and discussed as part of an individual’s clinical intervention.
- What support is available to Line Managers and Mental Health Champions to support their wellbeing too.
Episode 5. Return to work guidance after cancer
Every year, 30th September sees Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning taking place. Research suggests that fewer than two-thirds of employees with cancer have returned to work or are still working a year after getting a diagnosis. Job loss is experienced by up to 53% of people living with cancer and unemployment can be 1.4 times more likely.*
In this episode, Tracey Ward from Generali UK interviews Dr Julie Denning of Vocational Rehabilitation expert Working to Wellbeing, to discuss:
- How to support employees mentally and physically post-diagnosis.
- Including this group of people within your disability and inclusion policy and accommodating reasonable adjustments.
- Guidance on planning a return to work suited to individual needs.
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