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Events & News

Here you'll find information on our upcoming events, links to recordings of past sessions, and news related to the Thrive at Work programme.

Thrive at Work is a free, workplace wellbeing programme that is helping thousands of workers in the Midlands to feel healthier and more productive. It empowers employers to take a proactive approach to build employee and organisational resilience. The programme can help you cut staff sickness absence, improve engagement and retention of your workforce, and deliver results for your bottom line.

You can get in touch with the Thrive at Work team for more information at thriveatwork@wmca.org.uk

Upcoming events

Foundation Level Overview Sessions

This session is for organisations registered with the Thrive at Work programme only.

The Thrive at Work Foundation level consists of a five step approach that provides a roadmap to understanding the current health and wellbeing position of the organisation. It supports you to create a practical action plan that demonstrates you are committed to the health and wellbeing of your staff.

The webinar will:

  • Outline each of the five steps to Foundation accreditation
  • Demonstrate the resources available to support you
  • Equip you to plan your next steps

The sessions run once a month, by the assessor team, and they are a good opportunity for you to meet others starting their accreditation journey as well as gain answers to any questions that you may have.

Every employer who achieves the Foundation Level will be recognised with the Thrive at Work ‘Workplace Wellbeing’ certificate and logo. This award is in recognition of your commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of your employees. You are then eligible to continue with the remaining criteria to gain Bronze level accreditation.

This session will run virtually via Microsoft Teams. To book onto a session and get up to speed with the Foundation level, click your preferred date below and register on Eventbrite:

Wednesday 8th June - 11:00am

Introduction to the Thrive at Work Dashboard Session

This session is for organisations registered with the Thrive at Work programme only.

This workshop is aimed at organisations that have recently joined the Thrive at Work programme or people that need a refresher session on how to navigate around the dashboard efficiently, and how to actively upload evidence towards accreditation.

The workshop will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions regarding evidence requirements and also how to get the most from the online dashboard. Live demonstrations will also take place to provide you with the knowledge to keep your dashboard updated, add additional users and upload evidence.

This session will run virtually via Microsoft Teams. To book onto a session, click your preferred date below and register on Eventbrite:

Wednesday 15th June - 11.00am

Past events

No jab, no job? Let's talk about COVID-19 vaccines and company policies

On Thursday 29th April, Thrive at Work hosted a 'No jab, no job? Let's talk about COVID-19 vaccines and company policies' webinar. During this webinar, the latest positions on Employers looking to introduce vaccination and/or testing policies into their organisations in response to Covid-19 were discussed and some of the best practice tips for developing, consulting, and introducing relevant policies and procedures were looked at as well as the risks and points for considerations upon implementation. 

Watch the recording of this webinar, below:

Suicide: Let's talk about prevention

Every ninety minutes someone in the UK ends their own life. Many of these people are not known to the health services and have kept their struggles hidden from friends and family. Employers can play a crucial role when a person reaches a place of personal internal crisis. On 4th March 2021, we hosted a Q&A webinar with a panel of experts where they discussed:

  • How to spot signs that someone is at risk
  • Tips and best practice to prevent situations from escalating
  • An understanding of what safeguarding is and how and when to use it
  • Does UK-GDPR prevent an employer from assisting at a time of crisis
  • The role of wellbeing conversations in the workplace

You can watch the recording below:

Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards 2020 and 2021

We are delighted share the Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards Celebrations, which moved online in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to celebrate the success of accredited businesses and the organisations taking the first steps to Thrive accreditation.

A recording of our Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards 2020 is still available, as well as our Thrive at Work Wellbeing Awards 2021 as an unlisted film on the WMCA YouTube channel.