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IBM SkillsBuild Reignite: The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Mental Health at Work

01 Oct 2020
Online, Online

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The IoD is proud to be working with IBM in launching IBM SkillsBuild Reignite, to provide learning opportunities and coaching to new collar job seekers, entrepreneurs and small business owners, helping them adapt their professional, entrepreneurial and technical skills to a post-pandemic world.

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses and individuals worldwide to adapt to new ways of working, sometimes to the detriment of workers' mental health. Coming to you during National Inclusion Week, the first webinar in the series will focus on how mental health is changing our approach to work during the pandemic; both continued home working and the prospect of eventually returning to the physical workplace environment. 

Brought to you by the team behind the IoD and the newly launched IBM SkillsBuild Reignite programme, join this webinar to hear a balance of views on the topic: both from the perspective of mental health expert Faye McGuinness, from leading mental health charity Mind, who sits on the IoD's Inclusive Business advisory board, as well as IBM's resident Mental Health First Aiders - Paul Baxter and Andie Blackwell. 

This session aims to provide you with the practical tools and advice to support your own mental wellbeing, and that of others, at this unpredictable and challenging time for workers everywhere. In light of the potentially sensitive content, we will be observing Chatham House rules, and there will be the option to ask anonymous questions. For further information, don't hesitate to contact the event team, as detailed below.

Click the 'Book Tickets' button below to register your attendance now. 

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Date & time: 01 Oct 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Online, Online
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Event manager:
Mrs Sophie Breeden
Contact phone:
020 8078 4073


Faye McGuinness – Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes at Mind

Faye joined Mind in 2015 to lead on the development and implementation of a Cabinet funded programme to address the mental health of emergency services employees. Now, as Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes Faye leads on the development of largescale workplace wellbeing programmes including being responsible for the development and running of the Mental Health at Work website. The website provides employers with easy access to best practice employee mental health resources and empowers employees with the tools they need to support themselves in the workplace.
Faye has recently led on the launch of the Our Front Line campaign to support the mental health of front line and key workers during COVID19. Faye also leads on Mind’s response to the Stevenson-Farmer review of mental health and employers ‘Thriving at Work’, supporting employers to adopt the Mental Health at Work Commitment and coordinating the Thriving at Work Leadership Council.

Paul Baxter - Partner, IBM Talent & Transformation 

Paul is a Partner in IBM's Talent and Transformation consulting practice and a trained mental health first aider.

Andie Blackwell - Leader, IBM Infrastructure Services

Andie has been with IBM for 14 years and is currently a leader in IBM's infrastructure services business unit. Often working in very complex client environments, Andie is passionate about the importance of combining the creativity of people and the capabilities of new technology to create value for her customers. In what can be a demanding workplace environment, Andie is proud to be one of IBM's Mental Health First Aid community.



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