The Yorkshire & the Humber Association of Directors of Public Health would like to invite you to a workshop series in the New Year which will focus on Mental Health, Financial Wellbeing and Work. We are keen for a range of partners to join us to hear from National and Regional colleagues about the latest evidence and research, see examples of regional best practices and take part in an interactive workshop element to agree on regional and local actions.
Money, Mental Health & Prevention
Date: 31st January 2022
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/229380371867
Our money and our mental health are closely connected, often forming a vicious cycle. The strain from financial problems can, over time, lead to mental health problems, while common symptoms of such conditions can make it much harder to manage our money (Money and Mental Health Policy Institute 2021). This workshop will present the current evidence and the additional impact of the pandemic and explore practical approaches local areas are implementing to support those facing financial hardship in protecting or preventing a decline in mental health and what can be done for those with existing mental health conditions to improve financial wellbeing.
This workshop will:
- Present the current evidence in relation to money and mental health and highlight the additional impact of the pandemic.
- Explore practical approaches that are having a positive impact on financial wellbeing and mental health.
- Share Regional examples of innovative practice that is being delivered by a range of partner organisations.
- Host discussion groups to explore the challenges and opportunities in relation to money and mental health within the Y&H region.
The event will be chaired by Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health and Deputy Chief Executive at Hull City Council and Y&H Association of Directors of Public Health Network Chair. There will be presentations from Nikki Bond, Senior Research Officer at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute and Jenny Wright, Regional Partnership Manager - Yorkshire & Humber from the Money & Pensions Service.
This webinar will be of interest to Local Public Health Teams, Local Authorities, Mental Health Services, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Integrated Care Systems, Department for Work & Pensions, the Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations and teams and frontline services for financial wellbeing and health.
Work and Mental Health Matters
Date: 10th Feb 2022
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/229382518287
Lack of work, good work practices, and workplace well-being profoundly impact mental health and well-being. This workshop will present the current evidence and the additional impact of the pandemic and explore practical approaches local areas are implementing to support people to start work, stay well in work and return well to work.
This workshop will cover:
- Why work and mental health matters within the Y&H region
- What good looks like in relation to supporting people with poorer mental health to start work, stay well in work and return well to work.
- Good practice in relation to promoting good wellbeing at work for all employees
- Regional examples of best practice
- Discussion groups to explore the challenges and opportunities in relation to work and mental health within the Y&H region.
The event will be chaired by Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health at Calderdale Council and Y&H ADPH lead for Inclusive and Sustainable Communities. There will also be presentations from Peter Kelly (Regional Director for North East and Y&H Office for Health Improvement and Disparities team) and Joanne Smithson (Head of Implementation & Learning at the What Works Centre for Wellbeing).
This webinar will be of interest to local public health teams, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Integrated Care Systems, Department for Work & Pensions, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Combined Authorities, Local Authority Economic Development teams and frontline services for work and health.