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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, these include:

  • Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace
  • Planetary Health: Employer Action on Environmental Sustainability
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Fit for Work
  • COVID-19 and the Mental Wellbeing of Employees
Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace


In this episode Geraint Hardy speaks to Rhian Hughes and Lawrence Davies from the Money and Pensions Service. 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:

MaPS: The Money and Pensions Service | Building financial wellbeing

MaPS: Talk Money Week | Join the conversation | The Money and Pensions Service (

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

Retirement Living Standards: Home - PLSA - Retirement Living Standards

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:

BITC: BITC - Business in the Community

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

The Carbon Trust: Climate Action Plans & Business Sustainability | The Carbon Trust

Mental Health in the Workplace


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: Mind Cymru - Mind

Five Ways to Wellbeing: 5 Ways to Wellbeing | Mind - Mind

Fit for Work


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: Home - Public Health Wales (

Fit Note Guidance: Fit note - GOV.UK (


COVID-19 and the Mental Wellbeing of Employees


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:  Home - RCS Wales (

Cruse Bereavement Care: Support in your area - Cruse Bereavement Support

Sudden Bereavement Help: Support for suddenly bereaved people and those who care for them

Remploy Access to Work Mental Health Support Service: Remploy - Home

Able Futures Mental Health Support Service: Support for mental health at work | Able Futures Mental Health Support Service (

Mind Cymru: Mind Cymru - Mind