2nd October 2014 – Health at Work – Manchester

Join us for our next Manchester HR Exchange event which is taking place on Thursday 2 October at Imperial War Museum North, Salford Quays.

Event Details

The topic of this event will be Health at Work, an area which affects all employers and employees in today’s fast-paced and, at times, demanding workplace.

Susannah Hoskins, Operations Director, at Health Management Limited, who is responsible for setting up and running the Government’s new Health and Work Service, due to be launched next month, will explain just what it will mean to employers.

We’ll also talk you through what you need to know on the legal aspects of managing long term sickness amongst your employees. It’s a topic that we’ve been asked to cover by many of our regular delegates, so it seems it’s an issue affecting many organisations.

Our second guest speaker for the event is Celia Gaze, the Managing Director of The Wellbeing Farm, the multi-award winning corporate hospitality venue, located just outside of Bolton in the countryside and away from the busy corporate world. The venue has been purposely designed on the principles of encouraging health & wellbeing and managing stress in the workplace.

Celia set up The Wellbeing Farm in early 2013 after having worked in the NHS at senior manager level for over 14 years, during which time she managed a number of high-profile projects across the Greater Manchester and Lancashire regions. Her own personal experience of suffering with work-associated stress led her to want to learn more about the condition and she has since qualified as a stress management and organisational stress management trainer.

She will talk about her personal experience of work-related stress and the European Agency for Safety and Health’s campaign - Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress. Stress is the second most commonly-reported work-related health problem in Europe and the cause of more than half of all lost working days. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the positive effects that dealing with pyschosocial risks can have on overall business performance and encourage more organisations to actively manage stress amongst their workforce.

There will also be the ever-popular Employment update on key issues and changes to legislation affecting employers, as well as the opportunity to network with other business owners, managers and HR professionals.


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Event Agenda

8.30 – 9:00am – Registration and networking

9.00 – 9.30am – Employment law update – Will Clayton, Head of Employment, Taylors

9.30 – 10.00am – Introduction to the new Heath & Work Service – what does it mean to employers? – Health Management Limited

10.00 – 10.15am – Break & refreshments

10.15 – 10.45am – ’Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress’ – Celia Gaze, Managing Director, The Wellbeing Farm Limited

10.45 – 11.15am – Managing long term sickness – the legal issues - Will Clayton

11.30 – Event Close


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Event Location

Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ

Web: Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

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By Car
Leave the M60 at Junction 9 and join Parkway (A5081) towards Trafford Park. At the first island take the third exit onto Village Way; at the next island take the second exit onto Warren Bruce Road. Turn right at the T-junction onto Trafford Wharf Road. Alternatively, leave the M602 at Junction 3 and follow the signs. Secure parking, including designated parking spaces for people with disabilities, is available for 160 cars.

By Metrolink
The nearest Metrolink stations to IWM North are MediaCityUK or Harbour City. Trams run direct from Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate-Castlefield and St Peter’s Square. If you’re coming from Oxford Road railway station, you will need to travel on foot to St Peter’s Square. Take the Eccles service and alight at MediaCityUK or Harbour City. IWM North is a short walk across the canal by footbridge. For more information, visit the Metrolink website.

By Bus
250 Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Centre.This service stops on Wharfside Way, Trafford Park. Alight at Village Circle and walk back to Elevator Road; continue on foot to IWM North on Trafford Wharf Road.

X50 Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford Centre.This service stops at IWM North. This service runs approximately every 15 minutes. For more information please see the Stagecoach website.

9 Salford Crescent to MediaCityUK.This service stops on the Salford side of The Quays by The Lowry. We are a short walk across the canal by footbridge.

For timetable enquiries, call 0161 228 7811. For more information on getting to IWM North by bus visit Transport for Greater Manchester.

By Train
From most North West locations you can catch many trains to Manchester. Visit National Rail Enquiries for timetable information. From any central Manchester station continue by tram or taxi.


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