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Psychological Professionals Wellbeing Symposium

07 September 2020 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
This event is open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing Tab for more information.
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Registration deadline: 30 August

The Wellbeing Symposium is to get psychological professionals sharing their experiences and learning on improving workplace health and wellbeing.

The day will look at:

  • current practice and challanges
  • learning across the professions
  • development in wellbeing research

Please join us to debate, network, listen, learn and consider options for collaboration to enhance wellbeing at work.

The Royal Scots Club
29-30 Abercromby Place

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Welcome and Introduction

  • Dr Amra Rao, Chair DCP Leadership & Management Faculty, Co-Chair Psychological Professions Wellbeing Project
  • Jeremy Clarke, Co-Chair Psychological Professions Wellbeing Project Chair, Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS
  • Jo Hemmingfield, DCP England Lead for Experts by Experience
09:45 Conference Opening – Host Nation – DCP Scotland

Keynote Address: Building Trust in the Workplace - Professor Finian Buckley, Professor of Work & Organisational Psychology, Dublin City University Business School

The keynote will share advancements in research on trust as applied to the workplace. In particular he will look at the cues that we attend to when considering whether to trust someone, be that a co-worker, a client, a patient or a boss. Insight on how organizational systems and policies can help develop or hinder trust development amongst employees and how this influences their sense of wellbeing and engagement at work will be shared. Professor Buckley will map the implications of distrust in the workplace and will share the research on whether breached trust can be repaired. The keynote will close with some thoughts and ideas on how we might proactively work on maintaining positive trusting relationships with co-worker, clients, patients and our leaders.

10:45 Refreshments & Networking break

Psychological Professions Vision for Workforce Wellbeing - Opportunities, Challenges and Maximising Impact

Part 1: Opening note: Psychological Professions Vision for England 2019-24 (Dr Gita Bhutani, National Psychological Professions Network Development Lead)

Part 2: Round Table Consultation: Facilitators (Dr Amra Rao, Jeremy Clarke, Dr Gita Bhutani)

12:15 Lunch, AGM & Networking
12:45 Leadership & Management Faculty AGM & Launch of Wellbeing Digital Resources
13:15 Crowd Exercise- What would be your best idea to enhance wellbeing

Parallel Workshops with a Refreshment Break

  • Promoting research- what kind & for whom
  • Bridging the Gap: Current Practice & challenges - Forging Links with Occupational Health
15:30 Learning & Actions: Moving Forward with Wellbeing
16:30 Concluding Comments & Thank You Note
17:00 Close

Conference programme

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Faculty Members £35
DCP Members £50
BPS Members  £80
Non members £100

All prices include VAT

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