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Returning to work after mental ill-health absence

21 March 2019 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
This event is free and open to BPS members only. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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Registration deadline: Midnight 17 March 2019

This event focuses on return to work following mental ill-health absence, a topic which will be of interest to members from different backgrounds.
During the session, invited speaker Dr Joanna Yarker will outline a new six step toolkit developed by researchers at Kingston University, Loughborough University and Affinity Health at Work. The toolkit has been made freely available to help employers and employees deal with return to work. Joanna will present the underpinning model which demonstrates the importance of a cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach, along with key learning points about what makes people stay in work when they return. 
Light refreshments will be available and the programme includes time for discussion and networking.

Premier Inn George Square
Cunningham Room
187 George Street
G1 1YU 


Joanna Yarker divides her time between Affinity Health at Work, a niche consultancy specialising in health and wellbeing at work, and Kingston Business School, where she works as an Associate Professor, leading the Masters and Professional Doctorate programmes in Occupational and Business Psychology. She is passionate about understanding what we can do to foster fulfilling, healthy and productive work, particularly under times of challenge such as when individuals are unwell or under pressure. She has been working with organisations to improve health at work for nearly 20 years. Her research has been funded by Health and Safety Executive, Department of Work and Pensions, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, ACAS and Investors in People and has been translated into guides, toolkits and metrics that can be used to help organisations, managers, teams and individuals better manage their work. As part of this work, she provides guidance, research and training in partnership with broad range of public, private and third sector organisations. Some recent collaborations include schools and universities, NHS Trusts, Prison Service, TFL, International SOS, UNUM, FCA, AECOM and Lendlease. Joanna presents in professional and industry conferences and led training programmes across sectors and organisational levels. Her work has been widely published in academic and practitioner spaces.  

This is a free event for members of The British Psychological Society only.

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