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Resilience at Work

Resilience at Work

Friday, 16 September 2011
10:30 - 12:00
The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD


  • Dr Olivia Carlton, head of occupational health, Transport for London and President of Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Stephen Bevan, director of workforce effectiveness, The Work Foundation
  • Gordon Tinline, director, Robertson Cooper

There is a concerning increase in the levels of sickness absence attributable to common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. With work-related mental illness, treating the symptom is not enough. In these circumstances EAPs or stress management workshops may only be sticking plasters and something more systemic may be needed if the workforce is to be ˜well enough“ or sufficiently resilient - to deliver sustained performance improvement.

About the Session:

This session was an opportunity to understand why it is now more important than ever for organisations to be focusing on the resilience of employees. As a case study, Dr Olivia Carlton will talk about how she managed to implement a health improvement plan with a focus on resilience, the challenges along the way, the difference it has made seven years on, and what she would have done differently. The aim of this session was to help organisations win the argument for investing in health and wellbeing at a strategic level..

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