We’ll be championing our members and the benefits of workplace counselling at the largest event dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing, safety, behaviour and culture of UK workers.
BACP will be joining delegates, speakers and exhibitors at the Health and Wellbeing at Work, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on March 14 and 15.
We’re sponsoring the event, which is now in its 17th year and brings together HR, wellbeing, occupational health and safety professionals in a vibrant and interactive environment.
We have an exhibition stand, number 86 in the exhibition hall, and speakers to highlight the role of workplace counselling and its benefits.
Kris Ambler, our Workforce Lead, said "This flagship health and wellbeing event will be attended by more than 4,000 delegates, including key figures in workplace health, so it’s vital we’re there to represent our members and champion the benefits of workplace counselling.
"The Health and Wellbeing at Work event attracts potential employers from across the sectors, presenting a unique opportunity to promote the value of counselling and showcase the skills, expertise and experience of our members.
"Our continued support of the conference has helped to raise the profile of BACP and. It’s also led to several of initiatives that have seen the development of new paid employment opportunities for members and positioned the Association as a thought leader in the growing workplace wellbeing arena."
Nicola Neath is a University of Leeds staff counsellor; executive member of BACP Workplace Division; and chair of the mental health group Council for Work and Health.
Nicola will be chairing the Building Resilience strand of the conference on Wednesday 15 March. The session includes talks from Robert Manson, head of health and wellbeing at RWE Generation on Re-energising the Workforce to Improve Mental Health and Resilience Globally and PC Sean Burridge, wellbeing consultant, Surrey Police and Sussex Police, on My Journey of Suffering PTSD.
Other speakers include Professor Dame Carol Black, Professor Neil Greenberg, of Kings College London, and our member Amanda Webb-Johnson, trauma therapist and counsellor with Refugee Resource.
To see the whole programme and to register, visit www.healthwellbeingwork.co.uk
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