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Working together to build resilience and reduce stress

09 November 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL Stress Management Association (ISMA), a professional body for workplace and personal stress management, wellbeing and performance, is staging its third Online Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit on Wednesday 9 November, with the theme Working Together to Build Resilience and Reduce Stress.

The Summit, being held on Stress Awareness Day itself, is the centrepiece of International Stress Awareness Week 7th-11th November, and features a line-up of over 25 world-class speakers including eminent medical practitioners, psychologists, wellbeing experts, and diversity & inclusion specialists. The all-day programme includes interactive live panel discussions, workshops, interviews and inspirational keynotes on topics related to stress and mental health, workplace wellbeing, building resilience, improving health management, and more.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, a world-renowned expert on workplace wellbeing who is giving the opening keynote on Beyond Stress Management: Building Organisational Resilience and Wellbeing commented, “The pandemic brought about some salutary changes including hybrid/remote working and a greater awareness of the importance of wellbeing in the workplace. But stress and mental health issues are still widespread, together with the stigma attaching to them. ISMAUK are to be applauded for their work in this field and for their excellent Online Summit, an unmissable date for anyone with an interest in workplace wellbeing.”

Carole Spiers, Chair of ISMAUK said, “The Summit covers themes relating to managing stress, building resilience and achieving wellbeing in the workplace, which are relevant for our international audience which includes stress management professionals, HR managers, psychologists, therapists, business leaders, specialists in organisational change and others interested in reducing stress”.

She continued, “It is fitting that our Summit follows the recent publication of new global guidelines by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on mental health at work. They have called for concrete actions to address mental health concerns in the working population, referencing an estimated 12 billion workdays lost annually due to depression and anxiety, at a cost of nearly US $ 1 trillion to the global economy. It is urgent that action is taken and we hope our Online Summit will help to raise awareness and encourage positive changes that benefit both employers and employees.”

ISMAUK would like to thank sponsors PrecisionBiotics for their support. The Summit is available on Zoom to ticket holders on Wednesday 9th November and is also available on catch-up until Saturday 31st December. For more information go to https://isma.org.uk/isma-online-global-stress-and-wellbeing-summit