Validated well-being

Validated well-being

Best-selling author, founder of RMS global consultancy and president of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Professor Doctor Andrew Sharman is launching a new online  IOSH Certificate in Workplace Wellbeing Leadership programme.

Developed from his book co-authored with Hari Kalymnios – Working Well: What You Need to Know to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life – and their existing “Working Well” live training session, the new online programme’s seven modules aim to aid leaders to drive and create effective workplace well-being, starting with self-care.

“Well-being in the workplace is not just about mental health – it’s the whole package,” Sharman points out. “It’s about all your employees having the health, vitality and energy to excel in their roles and outperform the competition. In today’s challenging times, where the competition is nipping at your heels, having an energised and resilient workforce is of paramount importance and is a key driver of business growth.”

The IOSH Certificate in Workplace Wellbeing Leadership programme also draws from a diverse range of other resources; including nutrition, yogic philosophy, behavioural management and sleep science.

“As our lives get busier and busier, particularly as many of us are working remotely, boundaries between work and leisure blur and we spend less time thinking about what we’re actually putting our bodies through,” Sharman says. “This fast-living is resulting in a pandemic of ‘ill-being’: from general weariness and ‘feeling under the weather’ to prolonged bouts of sickness, lethargy and sharp increases in stress, depression and mental health issues.”

The Institute of Leadership & Management’s recent survey of managers in the United Kingdom showed that 84% had experienced mental ill-health symptoms linked to work, but that only 46% felt comfortable talking to their manager about it.

“Perhaps for the first time ever, the ‘Health’ in Health & Safety has risen to have the same focus and importance placed on it as ‘Safety’. We need to make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to truly put well-being at the centre of our approach as we focus on getting through the pandemic and back to work,” Sharman says.

“But understanding how to embed and promote well-being in the workplace can be difficult to navigate. That’s why we’ve created our new  IOSH Certificate in Workplace Wellbeing Leadership programme – the only IOSH-accredited online programme designed to create more resilient, energised and healthy leaders.”

Use this code for a 20% discount when you enrol in the programme: Wellbeing20

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