Presentation: Managing for Mental Wellbeing in the Tech Industry

Track: When Things Go Wrong: GDPR, Ethics, & Politics

Location: Windsor, 5th flr.

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Monday

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Abstract

How many employees are in your company? Multiply that number by 1300. Now put a pound sign in front of it. That’s how much your business is losing to mental ill-health annually. Technology is the easy part, it’s the human beings behind the tech that are tricky. The pace at which the tech industry moves and the pressure to deliver, can leave staff struggling to keep up. Long hours and high levels of critical decision making take their toll. A project may be delivered today at the expense of tomorrow. There is a pressure sweet spot that can keep staff engaged at a sustainable level, optimising their performance and wellbeing. You don’t need to be a therapist to influence a person’s mental health for the better. In this session delegates will learn about the impact of mental ill-health in the workplace, how to manage mental ill-health as an employer, and how to engineer occupational psychosocial factors for optimal performance.

Speaker: Michelle O'Sulivan

Psychologist & Researcher - Mental Health in the Workplace

Michelle is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in mental health in the workplace. She has over a decade’s experience working clinically and as a researcher. Her work focusses on the assessment and management of trauma and psychosocial hazards in the workplace. She is responsible for leading the mental wellbeing strategy for the rail industry, sharing knowledge about what works, and providing consultancy to organisations on mental wellbeing.

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