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Newsletter #22 – May 2024

Welcome to the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing newsletter – May 2024

For the eagle-eyed who noticed – apologies that the April edition of this newsletter was not sent out due to illness. Normal service has now resumed…

Come along to the Enterprise Research Centre and PrOPEL Hub Workplace Wellbeing, Mental Health and Productivity day

In what may be one of our very last public events for the PrOPEL Hub (due to reaching the end of the funded project), we will be in The Shard on 20th May talking about wellbeing, mental health and productivity. Helen Fitzhugh will explain the Evolve toolkit and how it draws on the evidence base for wellbeing at work. Please join us!

Workplace Wellbeing, Mental Health and Productivity, The Shard, London Tickets, Mon, May 20, 2024 at 10:45 AM | Eventbrite


The Good Jobs Project at the UEA Innovation and Impact Awards 2023

Ritchie Woodard and Helen Fitzhugh recently had the honour of attending the UEA Innovation and Impact Awards to represent the nominated Good Jobs Project. Although the project did not win in its category, the accompanying video reached a whole new audience for the work of the project! Watch the short explainer video:

If you are new to the newsletter and have not yet explored the many Good Jobs Project resources, now is the chance to check them out…

4 Boosts for Frontline Workers –


Financial wellbeing panel video

Watch our colleague Bryony Davies on a financial wellbeing panel recorded for international women’s day. She is currently working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with RBC Brewin Dolphin on Financial Wellbeing and talks, alongside her RBC Brewin Dolphin supervisor, about the topic. Although the focus is on lawyers, Bryony draws upon her expertise relating to financial wellbeing more generally.

International Women’s Day: Financial Wellbeing in Lawyers – YouTube


New podcast / Podcast delay

In the latest podcast, Professor Kevin Daniels speaks with Dr Sema Etuknwa of Swiss Re about an evidence-based approach to improving return to work practices. Access podcast on all your usual podcast platforms (Apple, Spotify, Google etc.) or access directly from our podcast host here:


NB: Our next podcast will be slightly later than scheduled, but we will get back on track soon with interesting insights into psychological flexibility in the next few weeks!


Closure of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing

In late April, we attended the final celebration of 10 years of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. We congratulated the team on their work. If you’d like to find out more, read Nancy Hey’s 10 years of impact blog:

What Works Wellbeing: 10 years of impact – What Works Wellbeing

At UEA, our colleague Kevin Daniels lead a multi-disciplinary team who contributed Work and Learning findings and resources to the Centre from 2015 – 2020. You can still find the resources and information that came from this work on the Centre’s website. While their website will remain online for now, they and we encourage everyone to download any content you may wish to refer to in the future:

Work – What Works Wellbeing


Join the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network

Applications to join the Network are open and our next exclusive Insight and Networking session for members will be online on Tuesday 21st May, 12:30 – 14:00. Charlotte Hall is our guest speaker on issues around working from home. She works within the Emergency Preparedness and Response Health Protection Unit, at both UKHSA and King’s College London. Charlotte’s research aims to ensure that UK Government response workers’ experiences of working throughout the pandemic from home are well- understood to develop a series of recommendations on maintaining and protecting their mental health and wellbeing in the future.

Read more about joining the network here: The Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network –



In this section we compile other evidence-informed links to pieces on workplace wellbeing that we have found interesting. The following are not produced by the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing team.


·        Supporting employees with terminal illness – What Works Wellbeing  A PDF guide developed in collaboration with Marie Curie


We will return for newsletter #23 in June

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