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Newsletter #3 September 2022

HOW FAR DO YOU WANT TO GO WITH WORKPLACE WELLBEING? SURVEY – TAKE PART! This survey is in direct response to questions asked of our team during workplace wellbeing workshops. We want to build an evidence base to help people understand and work through the ethics of workplace wellbeing strategies.   To do this, we need to understand what people think, so we can create meaningful findings to share in articles, blogs and resources. Please take part and give your views – we want to hear from you! (10-15 mins online)  
NEW RESEARCH ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND POOR WELLBEING New research from the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing research team (including researchers from the University of East Anglia, Swansea University, University of Liverpool and University of Sheffield) sheds light on links between unemployment and poor wellbeing, demonstrating why creating good quality, sustainable jobs is crucial to people’s wellbeing.  
WORKPLACE WELLBEING PODCASTS RELEASED Want to hear more from our team? Two of us have contributed to The UK Psych Health and Safety Podcast Show recently – talking around everything to do with workplace wellbeing!   Dr Christian Van Stolk, Rand Europe: and Professor Kevin Daniels, UEA:  
UNCERTAINTY AND HOMEWORKER WELLBEING New research highlights the impact of uncertainty on homeworker wellbeing during the pandemic. Colleagues Professor Kevin Daniels and Dr George Michaelides worked with researchers from the University of Leicester and University of Sheffield and their findings are available Open Access (free to all).   Their paper focuses on five uncertainties surrounding the pandemic and employment—the virus, the job quality, workload, logistics of work lives, and support from the employer. The research showed that uncertainties around the virus, employer support, and job quality had the strongest negative associations with well-being. Read more here:
WATCH THIS SPACE – NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES IN AUTUMN In the Autumn we will be launching our exciting new Evolve Workplace Wellbeing Network – with opportunities to attend exclusive workshops, office hours and networking events. Network membership will be free but by application, so look out for the October newsletter for the sign-up link to get one of the limited places!
QUICK LINKS When the team is out and about, we are often asked how to find and download the practical resources that we have produced. Here are quick links to help you access them directly: From ‘What now??!’ to ‘What if?’: A comprehensive guide to exploring and embedding workplace wellbeing: 4 Boosts for frontline workers (infographic, handbook, video): Business case calculator (direct link): Checklist for the pro-active management of remote workers:
MEET THE TEAM AT UPCOMING EVENTS   19th Sept 2022, London: Westminster Employment Forum: Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Prof Kevin Daniels will be speaking at this Westminster Employment Forum conference to examine priorities for supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.   27th September 2022, online: Is your workplace wellbeing working? Dr Helen Fitzhugh will be talking at this online event for the Cambridge Network.   28th October (tbc) – Exciting day-long workplace wellbeing in-person event with PrOPEL Hub experts in wellbeing, conflict management, engagement, HR and innovation. We are just putting the finishing touches to planning for this day and will advertise in our next newsletter. Look out for it as we anticipate places will be filled quickly when everyone sees what’s on offer!
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS In this section we compile interesting other evidence-informed links on workplace wellbeing that we have found interesting or that appear on our sister site the PrOPEL Hub:   These are not produced by the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing team.   The new normal – good and bad workplace practices that are here to stay: In this PrOPEL Hub video, Professor Martin McCracken is joined by Dr Denise Currie (Queens University Belfast), Michelle Lestas (InBizTogether) and Marek Zemanik (CIPD) who explore the positive and negative work practices in a post Covid-19 workplace.  
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