The Health at Work Summit will be held by Symposium next year

The Health at Work Summit will be held by Symposium next year

Symposium has announced the date for its upcoming Health at Work Summit. The event will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Canary Wharf, London, on the 12th of May 2016. Speakers will include representatives from a string of major companies and organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Thames Water, Lindt and the NHS.

According to the newest CIPD Absence Management survey, over two-fifths (41 percent) of organisations have seen an increase in reported mental health problems (such as anxiety and depression) over the last twelve months.

2015 is now the sixth consecutive year that the levels of people reporting mental health problems at work has been over 40 percent. The problem isn’t going away. Reported increases are most likely in large and medium-sized organisations, with 69 percent and 51 percent respectively showing rises. They’re also associated with long working hours and the extent to which operational demands take precedence over employee wellbeing.

The Symposium conference will cover the practical aspects and benefits of employee health and wellbeing for businesses and their link to better performance and productivity.

The aim of the summit is to present an overview of current national policies and initiatives in relation to employee health, the cost of absenteeism and stress related absence, as well as presenteeism. The event will also include networking sessions and smaller breakout groups, which will tackle mental and physical health challenges, the importance of happiness and purpose in the workplace and the benefits and techniques of mindfulness.

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Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.