17 March 2014
Hot Coffee 6: The Impact of Staff Wellbeing on Quality
'Overworked and overstressed: improving quality by improving
workforce wellbeing' - this is the challenge for discussion at the
sixth Hot Coffee, Hot Topics breakfast event in Bristol on Friday
Work related-stress in the UK* is shown to be highest among
health professionals, particularly - and ironically - in NHS mental
Research shows that increasing the wellbeing of workers can
enhance staff performance and the quality of care. Positive
psychology encompasses a range of accessible techniques to
encourage people to identify and develop their positive emotions,
character traits and life experiences.
The sixth Hot Coffee, Hot Topics challenge, presented by
occupational therapist Cat Taylor, will examine the impact of the
work-related stress of our staff on our service users and asks how
AWP can use positive psychology to nurture happier staff and
provide a more productive service.
Hot Coffee, Hot Topics runs from 7.30am to 9.00am in the Mental
Health Bristol offices at South Plaza on Friday 4 April. To book
your free place - and free breakfast - call 0117 354 6200.
*2012 figures show that 1.1 million working people suffered from
work-related stress and 10.4 million working days were lost.