Skip to main content

Podcasts

The following podcasts feature a range of topical conversations with experts about workplace health. Packed full of helpful and practical information, the podcasts have been designed to provide employers with knowledge and support to help keep the Welsh workforce healthy and in work.

Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace

05/05/2022

In this episode Geraint Hardy speaks to Rhian Hughes and Lawrence Davies from the Money and Pensions Service (MaPs). Listeners will come to understand what financial wellbeing is, how it impacts on health and wellbeing and where to go for advice and support. The podcast also explores how employers can have confident and sensitive conversations to support the financial wellbeing of their workforce.

Get the full transcript here.

Useful Links:

Healthy Working Wales - Public Health Wales (nhs.wales)

The Money and Pensions Service | Building financial wellbeing

Free and impartial help with money, backed by the government | MoneyHelper

Talk Money Week | Join the conversation | The Money and Pensions Service (maps.org.uk)

www.retirementlivingstandards.org.uk/

Planetary Health: Employer Action on Environmental Sustainability

In this episode Geraint Hardy speaks to Sue Husband OBE (Director of Business in the Community Cymru - BITC) and explores why employer action on becoming more sustainable matters.

Listeners will learn how the pandemic provides an opportunity to reflect and refocus on reducing organisations’ carbon footprint and at the same time identify the benefits to both health and the economy, outline how to plan sustainable and inclusive growth, and provide examples of short and medium term action listeners can take to reduce the environmental impact of all facets of their business operations.

Get the full transcript here.

Useful Links:

Healthy Working Wales - Public Health Wales (nhs.wales)

BITC - Business in the Community

The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales – Acting today for a better tommorrow

Climate Action Plans & Business Sustainability | The Carbon Trust

Covid-19 and the Mental Wellbeing of Employees

05/08/2021

COVID-19 has impacted on all parts of everyday life and has changed the way we live, work and socialise. For many, these exceptional times have been unsettling and stressful. So protecting our present and future mental health has never been more important. In this episode, Geraint Hardy speaks to Gareth Siggee, Enterprise Support Officer at RCS Wales about how employers can support mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Useful Links:

RCS: https://rcs-wales.co.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/loc...

Sudden Bereavement Help: https://sudden.org/

Remploy Access to Work Mental Health Support Service : https://www.remploy.co.uk/about-us/cu...

Able Futures Mental Health Support Service https://able-futures.co.uk

Mind Cymru: https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind...

Mental Health in the Workplace

05/08/2021

Two in five people have suffered from poor mental health where their work life was a contributing factor, according to statistics. So how do employers manage mental health more effectively in the workplace? Faye McGuinness from Mind talks to Geraint Hardy about the issues faced by both employers and employees on mental health.

Useful Links:

Mind Cymru: https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/mind...

Five Ways to Wellbeing: https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/men...

Fit for Work

05/08/2021

Sickness absence can significantly impact on the performance and productivity of an organisation and stats show that over 140 million working days in the UK are lost because of sickness or injury. GP, Dr Chris Price speaks to Geraint Hardy about what employers need to do to best manage sickness absence, including proactive use of the fit note.

Useful Links:

Public Health Wales: https://phw.nhs.wales/

Fit Note Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/collect...

Covid-19 - Keeping the Workplace Safe

10/05/2021

As employers plan a gradual return to the workplace for their employees, how do you ensure that transition is safe? Public Health Consultant lead for Healthy Working Wales, Mary-Ann McKibben talks to Geraint Hardy about proactively managing risk and covers Covid-19 risk assessments, testing and re-testing guidance and how to support those who are anxious to return to the workplace.

Useful Links:

Public Health Wales: https://phw.nhs.wales/

Covid-19 Workplace Risk Assessment Tool: https://gov.wales/covid-19-workforce-...

HSE: https://www.hse.gov.uk/

Test, Trace, Protect Service: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-i...