Yearly Archive 29th September 2023

Supporting Mentally Healthy Workplaces

National learning network for employers

A new national learning network to help employers promote and support mentally healthy workplaces has been established.

The network aims to complement the range of information, advice and support available through this platform. It is jointly hosted by Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland and See Me.

Through the network you can learn what employers and others across Scotland are doing to support mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. You can also share your experiences with others in a dedicated peer learning space.

Anyone who has leadership responsibility for supporting and promoting mental health and wellbeing within their organisation is invited to join.

The network is open to all sizes of organisations across all sectors in Scotland and membership is free.

Sign up for the webinar

Sign up for the next meeting on Monday 2nd October 2023, 9.30-11.00am on MS Teams.

This event will focus on how creating positive and inclusive workplace cultures can support good mental health and wellbeing.

Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Social Care, Mental Wellbeing and Sport, will be part of a panel of speakers who will share their perspectives on the importance of supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to panel members via Slido in advance, as well as during the event itself.

Anyone who has leadership responsibility within their organisation for supporting and promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is encouraged to join for free and employers of any size and across the whole of Scotland are welcome. We are keen to welcome new members so please share this invite.

RoSPA protect our people banner with blonde haired woman hold her head in her hands

Protect Our People

Oppose the REUL Bill

The Retained EU Law Bill (REUL), currently going through parliament, threatens to abolish approximately 4000 pieces of longstanding legal protections on 31 December. This will spell catastrophe for the health and safety of our families and communities and will cost lives.

The blanket removal of long-standing legislation is a dereliction of duty by parliament in its role of oversight. The bill causes confusion and uncertainty, and due to its ambiguous wording confers excessive discretion on ministers. Everything that is not actively saved by Ministers will automatically be turned off on expiry of the sunset deadline. REUL encompasses a range of policy areas that are devolved and is silent on what should happen when a UK minister seeks to make changes in those areas.

The aim of the RoSPA campaign is to gain support from peers, organisations and committees, across all sectors, to help raise these concerns and put pressure on the Government to commit to preserving the ongoing health and safety of our communities.

https://www.rospa.com/campaigns-and-fundraising/current-campaigns/protect-our-people

AOHSG – Performance Excellence in HS&W

Ayrshire Group is extremely excited to welcome Darren Sutton, Behavioural Safety & Performance Psychologist to their 27th April meeting.

Creator of the world’s only fully IOSH Certificated Behavioural Safety Leadership Program.

Darren holds an MSc in Performance Psychology and is passionate about helping people and their organisations become the very best that they can be.

Hobbies include travel, ocean swimming and live music. He has held a variety of leadership roles in some of the most challenging environments in the world.

Please contact the for more details and to register your interest.