As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we collaborated with HBAA to bring you ‘Zero to Hero’, a panel discussion surrounding the transition from working from home, to returning the office and changing the way we work once again. Thank you so much to our wonderful facilitator Mark Maher (Boulevard Events and Chair of Eventwell) who prompted insightful discussion between our panel: Paul Stoddart (CWT), Nel Flint (Fast Forward 15 Mentor), Jenner Carter (Lime Venue Portfolio) and Charlotte Gentry (Pure Comms Group and EVCOM Board Chair).

The panel shared examples of structures they have put in place to support their teams, clients and customers through the pandemic, that they will be continuing to use as we recover. They talked about what the pandemic had taught them personally, and from the perspective of their organisation, about mental health and how to support it in (and out) of the workplace! They offered suggestions, such as treating everyone returning to the office as a new starter, and ensuring that people’s needs are met on an individual level rather than looking for a one size fits all solution.

You can find a recording of the session here:


Accompanying Resources

Looking after your mental health while working during coronavirus: including guidance around returning to work, and tips for employers and leaders

Toolkits for returning to the workplace after lockdown

A guide on how to provide employees mental health support during and in the wake of Covid-19: including a mental health and wellbeing briefing for people managers, advice specific to furlough and guidance around longer term homeworking

Covid-19: a toolkit for returning to the workplace: explaining the factors you will need to think about to prepare for people returning to the workplace

A series of article around Coronavirus and work from Mind: touching on tips including home working, child care, burnout and returning to work

A survey which reveals the mental and physical health impacts of home working during Covid-19

Tips to tackle home working from the NHS

An in-depth article regarding work-life balance. In this article, WikiJob deeply analyse the definition and importance of work-life balance, and mention the ways we can maintain it properly.

Resources around Coronavirus and mental health: including information about the impact of the pandemic, and advice around anxiety and stress

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