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Leeds Active Workplaces Network Event #3

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Posted 8th November 2023

Active Leeds, The University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett are hosting a third very special event to discuss and create conversations about developing more active, healthy workforces, that are more productive and spend less time in ill health.

Thursday, November 23 · 9:30 – 11am
University of Leeds, Great Woodhouse Suite, University House Leeds LS2 9JT

On the day you will be joined by leading research experts and industry leaders who will present the evidence and spark a conversation about why it’s in everyone’s interest to be engaged and active in the physical activity workplace wellbeing space.

Welcome and refreshment’s – Introduced by Patrick Craig – Wellbeing Lead University of Leeds and Neil Jones – Active Workplaces Lead – Active Leeds LCC.

Keynote Contributors

  • Emily Pearson, Founder & Managing Director, Our Mind’s Work – With 1 in 5 working aged men dying before they reach 65 due to 5, mostly preventable killers including suicide, Emily Pearson, Founder and Managing Director of Our Mind’s Work will join us to shine a spot light on men’s health at work. Emily will share insights in to how The ManBassador Programme is helping employers to improve men’s health and save lives by fostering a culture of inclusivity for men within their mental health and wellbeing strategies.
  • Dr Linda Evans “Mothers. The problem-solvers, the crisis-managers and the queens of multi-tasking.” Yet 85% of mothers leave the fulltime workforce within 3 years of the birth of their first child. This also coincides with a sharp decline in engagement in physical activity in females. Join Dr Linda Evans, GP, Sport and Exercise Medicine doctor and mother to explore how facilitating physical activity in your workplace for mothers returning to work can support your workforce and your business.”
  • Suzanne Bond, Leeds Beckett University, Overview: a presentation of key take home points of 17 rapid literature reviews delivered to Leeds City Council across the course of two years. These cover how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted key groups and exasperated health inequalities, in effect creating a ‘fourth wave’ of the pandemic which still impacts workforces now, and others which are contributing to shaping the city’s physical activity ambition.
     Andy Picken and Dan Pyrah – Case Study – Workplace Health & Wellbeing at TRU Alliance which is a multi-million project as part of the levelling up strategy. Andy and Dan will talk about there project and the approach they are taking to putting health and wellbeing at the very heart of the ‘Alliance’ – Which includes BAMM, Network Rail Balfour Beatty and Volka Rail.

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