Hype is building around Health Central’s next ChalkTalk panel discussion on Wellbeing in the Workplace. We have an excellent panel lined up to discuss this hot topic in Wellington on Wednesday 22 May.

Wellbeing has become a buzzword in recent years. As a society we are developing a better understanding of the importance of looking after our physical and mental health in every facet of our lives – including at work.

But is it one of those things that is easier said than done? How do organisations implement practices that are more than just box-ticking exercises, and are relevant, effective and sustainable? How does a well workplace benefit both the employee and the business?

Looking at how to develop and sustain healthy workplaces is just the beginning. We’ll probe some of the grittier aspects like bullying in the workplace, social media use, and looking after your mental health and wellbeing on the job.

These will be some of the questions and issues discussed by our expert panel, who will bring a range of perspectives to the table.

Panel members from left to right: Bevan Catley, Chris Jones, Alex Beattie, Terry Buckingham, Alastair Duncan. Moderater and HealthCentral editor Jude Barback is also pictured there at the end.

Sitting on our panel we are fortunate to have Associate Professor Bevan Catley who has been instrumental in driving research in this area; he is also co-founder of Massey University’s multi-disciplinary Healthy Work Group.

We’re also lucky to have Department of Corrections’ General Manager Safety & Wellbeing, Chris Jones, and Fonterra’s Health & Wellbeing Manager Terry Buckingham bringing their expertise from two very different organisational settings while E tū’s industrial leader Alastair Duncan will offer a union perspective.

Joining this line-up is Alex Beattie, a social media and wellbeing researcher at Victoria University of Wellington who has a lot to say about healthy tech habits in and out of the workplace.

Anyone with an interest in this topic, including business leaders, employees, health professionals and mental health and wellbeing advocates are encouraged to join us at NZME Wellington for an intimate evening of discussion and debate over wine and cheese led by our expert panel.

Please note that tickets are extremely limited. And if our experience with our last ChalkTalks event is anything to go by, tickets won’t hang around for long – so get in quickly!

Health Central ChalkTalks panel discussion on Wellbeing in the Workplace will be held 5.30pm on 22 May 2019 at NZME (190 Taranaki St) Wellington. Tickets can be purchased here.

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