Wellbeing in Construction Summit, brought to you by UK Construction Week, is a one day thought provoking conference for business leaders, health & safety, HR, communication and wellbeing professionals to come together to learn, network and share the necessary strategies on improving physical wellbeing, personal and mental health within the workplace and amongst their construction employees. Attendees will learn from the industry’s leading speakers who will share their knowledge and experiences through a variety of; seminars, best practice case studies and the opportunity to participate in a live wellbeing experience. Discover first-hand techniques on how to implement the right strategies and learn an understanding of the key business benefits (financial and people) of doing so.
- Understanding mental health in the construction sector
- The importance of diversity and inclusivity
- The impact of building design on employees
- Building a wellbeing culture
- How to manage employee health
The wellbeing conference will have plenary /keynote sessions, which will divide into two streams at different points throughout the day. One stream will focus on health and wellbeing in the workplace, (For example, building design, culture, employee diversity, workplace design etc.) and the other will focus on wellbeing and health on the construction site. (For example air quality, safety)
- Yoga & Meditation Building Firm Foundations - Joanna May, Founder of Q Yoga
- Wellbeing and the SME Challenge - Maria Coulter, Contruction Coach
- Understanding Mental Health in the Construction Sector - Stephen Haynes, Mates in Mind
- Wellbeing doesn’t have to cost the earth- Michelle Bailey, Peoples Essentials
- Building a Wellbeing Culture - Dr Judith Grant, Mace
08:00 - 09:00 - Registration
09:00 - 09:10 - Opening Remarks from the Chair
09:10 - 09:55 - Yoga & Meditation Building Firm Foundations - Joanna May, Founder of Q Yoga
09:55 - 10:10 - Networking Wake-up Break
10:10 - 10:55 - Seminar 3 or Seminar 4
10:55 - 11:25 - Networking Refreshment Break
11:25 - 12:10 - Seminar 5 or Seminar 6
12:10 - 13:10 - Networking Buffet Lunch
13:10 - 13:20 - Opening afternoon remarks from the Chair
13:20 - 14:05 - Seminar 7 or Seminar 8
14:05 - 14:20 - Networking Wake-up Break
14:20 - 15:10 - Seminar 9 or Seminar 10
15:10 - 15:35 - Networking Refreshment Break
15:35 - 16:25 - Building a Wellbeing Culture - Dr Judith Grant, Associate Director Health and Wellbeing, Mace
16:25 - 16:35 - Closing remarks from the chair
16:35 - Close of summit
Having worked in construction for over a decade starting as an assistant on a building site and eventually the Commercial Director of a specialist sub-contractor, Joanna is well aware of the deadlines and pressure at every level. The ability to deliver projects safely, on time, on budget and to specification will dictate whether or not you survive as a company in a competitive industry.
We spend the majority of our waking hours at work which is why wellbeing in the workplace is vital. As a trained yoga teacher Joanna knows first hand the positive benefits that yoga has on stress and anxiety. Chronic stress can lead to depression and a poor state of mental health. Working together with industry leaders who share the belief that wellbeing is of paramount importance, Joanna developed Q Yoga, a consultancy that focuses on reducing stress and anxiety in the workplace, giving team members the tools to take wellbeing into their own hands.
Director of Heath & Wellbeing
Dr Judith Grant is an experienced health and wellbeing professional having worked in both public and workplace health. Judith specialises in aligning wellbeing activities with business strategy and health risks.
Maria is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager and Risk Manager. She is also an RICS Regional Board Member and Chair of the East Midlands Construction Industry Council. A few years ago her interest in the world of personal development resulted in a qualification in coaching which then led her to join her industry and coaching experience together to start her own company and become The Construction Coach. Having been in the industry for the past 20 years she has experienced the stress and pressure we are under on a daily basis and she speaks the language (clean of course!)
Senior Architect & Mental Wellbeing Ambassador
Ben is a senior architect and Mental Wellbeing Ambassador at Assael Architecture, chair of the Architects’ Mental Wellbeing Forum, and author of ‘Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing’.
Ben is keen to share the idea that architects and designers can impact how we feel and that the built environment can support good mental health, as he believes that there is currently a very heavy focus on physical wellbeing within the industry. He has expanded on his ideas in a number of lectures and talks on the subject, at venues including Liverpool University and at panel discussions, such as RIBA Journal’s “Space in Architecture” seminar series.
Michelle is the founder of Peoples Essentials the people and engagement specialists. She will be speaking alongside, David Bailey, a Chartered Civil Engineer with extensive experience of developing and delivering value added strategy and solutions.
Senior Construction Manager
Craig has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry working on a diverse range of small and large civil engineering projects. As part of the Kier BAM Nuttall Joint Venture team delivering the Earthworks contract at Hinkley Point C, Craig was responsible for the successful delivery of the six month Early Works contract on the nuclear licensed site and is currently the Senior Construction Manager for the large multi-disciplinary team delivering the complex Earthworks package for EDF Energy.
Craig has a strong background in the nuclear sector having been part of projects such as Project Circinus at AWE. Craig also acts as an Internal Consultant for Kier Infrastructure to instigate Behavioural Cultural change within the business, recently working with BAM Nuttall partners to develop a bespoke package of behavioural culture training for the Somerset based project team focused on delivering excellence in nuclear safety.
Group Head of Health
Safety and Security at Landsec
Clive is responsible for health, safety and security at Landsec (formerly Land Securities), the UK’s largest listed property company. He has been a IIRSM Council Member since December 2015 and is a co-founder of the Health in Construction Leadership Group which he now chairs. Clive also represents IIRSM as chair of the Managing Risk Well group within CONIAC (the Construction Industry Advisory Committee).
Head of Programme
Mates in Mind
Stephen designs, implements and manages workplace health & wellbeing programmes for employers. He also helps providers build and deliver wellbeing solutions for their employer clients. He has a background of working in-house HR, as external consultant as well as various sales, account management and marketing roles with health & wellbeing providers, including advising start-up businesses.
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Nutrition is a vastly untapped component of wellbeing and yet, by making small, practical adjustments to daily eating habits, everyone can achieve quick wins. Among these are more energy for physical activity and balanced brain chemistry for mental wellbeing and stress resilience. One of our recent projects achieved an 86-fold saving on sickness absence costs, resulting in this large employer initiating a company-wide rollout. Other benefits reported by our clients include raising morale, creating a buzz across teams, boosting engagement, productivity and supporting companies to become destination employers, attracting and retaining the best talent.
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The importance of employee wellbeing has never been greater; the lasted ONS report has highlighted construction workers as having poor metal health and wellbeing showing the staggering figures of 1,419 suicides that took place within the construction and building trades between 2011 and 2015. It’s also estimated that work-related stress, anxiety and depression cost the industry 400,000 work days a year.
The construction industry is now beginning to place the same level of importance on employee wellbeing as they do on safety and are now actively developing wellbeing strategies within their organisations.
It’s time to act, book your place at the Wellbeing in Construction Summit and in just one day you can learn how you can develop and improve your wellbeing strategy.
• Offer a dedicated focus on employee wellbeing within the construction industry
• Provide an insight of wellbeing and the key components that make up employee wellbeing (mental and physical)
• Explore the business benefits of good employee wellbeing
• Discuss the role of leadership in embedding a wellbeing culture
• Focus on wellbeing strategies
• Provide case studies to learn from
• Offer practical example
- Local authorities
- Construction companies
- Service providers – Water, transport, utilities etc.
- Chief Executive
- Managing Directors
- HR Manager/Director
- Site Manager
- Health and Safety Manager
- Occupational Health Manager
- Wellbeing / wellness Manger
- Health and Safety professionals
- Construction Director
- Head of Health, Safety and Security
- People Manager
- Health and Wellbeing advisor
- Corporate Social Responsibility managers
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion managers
- Health Director
- Head of talent
- Head of Behavioural Safety
- Corporate Communications Director/Managers
- Internal communication Director/Manager
- Director/Manager of Policy
Super early bird: £149+VAT by 19th August
Early bird: £175+VAT by 30th September
Full price: £199+VAT from 1st October
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