22 June 2016 – Managing Stress in the Workplace – Brockholes

The event will focus on Managing Stress in the Workplace.

Event Details

Managing Stress in the Workplace

Join us at our next HR Exchange event on Wednesday, 22nd June at our usual venue – Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston.

This time, the event will focus on the topical issue of Managing Stress in the Workplace and with businesses needing to help employees cope more effectively with the stresses of life at work and at home, the session will be a must for HR professionals, senior managers and business owners.

Our guest speaker will be leading expert, Yvonne Williams.

Yvonne has worked in employee health and wellbeing for over 20 years, initially in BUPA’s employer wellbeing service, before heading up their National Occupational Health and Wellbeing Team, working with many of the UK’s largest banks, insurers, manufacturers and household retail outlets.  In 2004, she set up her own boutique consultancy and has trained as a Stress Resilience Coach and sits on the Board of the International Stress Management Association.

Yvonne’s presentation will focus on the methodology known as Strategic Intervention, which uses the most practical and effective forms of strategic action and communication in stress management.  During her session, she will share a practical ‘takeaway tool’ that will expand your knowledge of human behavior and stress intervention to create resilience for both you and your employees.

Peter Byrne, Employment Partner at Taylors, will then look at the topic from a legal perspective.  He will take you through how to implement internal policies and procedures dealing with stress management, how to resolve stress-related problem situations in the best way for everyone involved, cases where stress and sickness absence have caused legal issues in the workplace and how to prevent complaints from turning into legal claims.

The session will end with our usual employment law update, also presented by Taylors Solicitors.

Numbers are limited, so please make sure that you reserve your place as soon as possible by booking online now.

We look forward to seeing you on 22nd June!

It’s sure to be a fantastic and informative event – don’t miss it!

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Event Agenda

9:30 – 10:00am – Registration and networking

10:00 – 10:30am – Yvonne Williams, PozStep, how to reduce stress, reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and increase staff retention.

10:30 – 10:50am - Peter Byrne, Taylors Employment Partner, how to prevent complaints from turning into stress related claims

10:50 – 11:00am - Discussion Group

11:00 – 11:10am – Break & refreshments

11:10 – 11:30am – Employment law update, Taylors Employment Partner

11:30am – Networking

The HR Exchange Partners and Event Supporters

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Event Location

 

Brockholes

Brockholes

Junction 31, M6 Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0AG

Web: www.brockholes.org

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By Car

From Preston:
At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 go straight over under the motorway signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From M6 North Bound:
As you come off the motorway get in the middle lane. At the roundabout turn right, signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From Samlesbury and South-bound off the M6:
From Samlesbury –  At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 you need to go all the way round the double roundabout as if you where going to head back along the A59 towards Samlesbury. As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout  Service Station stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From M6 Southbound:
As you come off the motorway turn right at the roundabout towards Preston. Stay in the right hand lane and continue around the roundabout, As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout  Service Station stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

By Bus
Brockholes is about caring for the natural world and for the environment.  One way of protecting that environment is to reduce your carbon footprint so why not come to Brockholes by frequent local bus and on foot, enjoying an easy, level walk along the Ribble of less than a mile – about 20 minutes – to the reserve entrance.

If you are coming from Preston Bus Station catch either Stagecoach-in-Lancashire bus 59 or Transdev Lancashire United  Ribble Valley Express service X80/280 and alight at the Tickled Trout Motel, just before the M6 junction.

In the other direction Bus 59 provides a direct service from Blackburn or Accrington (half hourly weekdays, hourly Sundays) whilst the Lancashire United Ribble Valley Express X80/280 serves Skipton, Barnoldswick, Clitheroe and Whalley, (connections from Burnley). hourly on weekdays, two hourly on Sundays.  For downloadable X80/280 timetables log onto www.lancashirebus.co.uk.

If you are coming from Preston, alight at the bus stop at the Tickled Trout and walk back over the river bridge, taking the first track on the right by a metal crash barrier fence. Walk 50 metres along the track, before going through the metal kissing gate on the right which leads onto the cycle track, now the Guild Wheel Cycle Way.

If coming from the Blackburn or Clitheroe direction, alight at the first bus stop past the M6 which is the Tickled Trout. Either cross the A59 carefully at the refuge, turning left to cross the river bridge to the track on the right, or cross the river bridge to locate steps leading to an underpass, left, under the A59 which joins the cycle path as below.

Follow this level tarmac track which soon goes alongside the river and under the concrete arches of the slip roads, motorway and along the vehicle access road to the main entrance to the reserve.  You can follow this drive to the Visitor Centre, but a metal kissing gate on the left 20 metres before the entrance gives access to a traffic free walking route parallel to the drive which lead to the Centre.

 

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Please click on the link below to view the a copy of the presentation slides.

The HR Exchange Lancashire Stress Management Presentation 22 June 2016

Yvonne Williams Taylors HR Exchange June 2016