For many of us, anxiety continues to run high as uncertainty continues over how long we will be living in the shadow of the coronavirus.
There exists a spectrum of worries. People are concerned about returning to the workplace and travelling on public transport. They may be worried about family members or dealing with grief and bereavement.
Many of those on furlough are struggling with the psychological impact of not working and worried about the future: how long will they continue to be on the scheme and what comes next? And there are those who are desperate to get back to the office, finding working from home a major challenge.
Join our panel of experts to discuss how people professionals can best support staff dealing with anxiety and the psychological impact of COVID-19.
Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD, will provide the context and give an overview of the importance of prioritising employees’ mental health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty.
Chartered occupational psychologist Dr Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Director of Affinity Coaching and Supervision, will discuss the important role of line managers and leadership in supporting employees and offer practical guidance to people professionals to support managers to fulfil this aspect of their role.
And Cheryl Samuels, Head of People Strategy at NHS Improvement will talk about psychological wellbeing and the lessons that can be learnt from the NHS.
The session will be chaired by CIPD senior stakeholder lead Katie Jacobs and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.
You can submit questions in advance using Communications@cipd.co.uk