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Cardiff Met Hosts Employer Workshop to Discuss Stress in the Workplace



Cardiff Metropolitan University held an interactive workshop for employers across Wales this week, focussed on Managing Stress and Pressure in the workplace.

More than 30 HR and Occupational Health professionals from a range of organisations including Cardiff Council, Public Health Wales, BT, Network Rail and Cadwyn Housing Association gathered at the University's Llandaff campus to share best practice and ideas around promoting wellbeing in the workplace.

The event was organised by Cardiff Met Lecturer in Occupational and Environmental Public Health, Val Scholey. She said: "This was the first in a series of planned events which aims to offer organisations a platform to share both positive examples of their efforts to improve the employee experience within their business, and examples of where their efforts were not so successful.

"We did not want this event to be simply about communicating what has gone well. We wanted all attendees to talk honestly about what has not worked well and to identify where and what would be done differently in future. This can be just as insightful and I really feel that as a professional forum, this has been very beneficial.

"Many businesses attending are working towards their Corporate Health Standard or other wellbeing frameworks and some are simply looking to take away ideas which will improve the overall experience of their employees."

The workshop covered a range of topics around managing stress and pressure in the workplace and offered insight from a number of guest speakers including Jackie McKay from Public Health Wales and Lowri Wyn Jones from Time to Change Wales.

The next event in the series will be held at Cardiff Metropolitan University and will focus on issues identified by attendees.