Social entrepreneur Mel Young, co-founder and president of the Homeless World Cup, will talk about his experiences in using sport to improve people’s lives when he headlines a conference on well-being taking place in Edinburgh.
Mr Young, who is also chairman of SportScotland as well as a writer and speaker, co-founded The Big Issue in Scotland and Senscot (Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland).
He believes that the values which underpin sport can bring communities together and create a positive culture for society. He is a former member of the World Economic Forum Sports Agenda Council and former non-executive director of Glasgow Life.
His address will be the centrepiece of a day of lively talks and debate on improving health and wellbeing in the workplace to tackle issues such as absenteeism and presenteeism – employees coming to work when they probably shouldn’t – both of which impact on company productivity.
Delegates attending the conference in November, organised by specialist employment law company Navigator Law, will hear why it is more vital than ever for employers to recognise the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace to create happy, fully-engaged and loyal employees, and to actively promote it. Protecting their physical and mental wellbeing will have a direct impact on the health of an organisation as a whole.
Speakers will highlight a wide range initiatives that employers can use to pro-actively promote health and wellbeing in the workplace. Aside from sporting activities, these include tackling debt and biophilia – how plants and nature can increase positive wellbeing.
The Scottish Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2019, which takes place at the Scotsman Hotel, North Bridge on 21 November, is aimed at management, HR and Health & Safety professionals, as well as those actively involved in promoting wellbeing in the workplace.
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