Symposium 1033 - British Psychological Society Division Of Occupational Psychology: Psychology Of Health & Well-Being Working Group Activity

Track:
Well-being
What:
Symposium
When:
Friday May 19   04:15 PM to 05:45 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Where:
Accenture Theatre
Discussion:
0
 
Positive organizational behaviour
Well-being
Fr-SYM-1033-1
British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology: Psychology of Health & Well-being Working Group activity
S. Johnson*, S. De Mascia and British Psychological Society Psychology of Health & Well-being Working Group
 
 
Main Abstract Content: British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology: Psychology of Health & Well-being Working Group activity
Symposium Chairs:
Sheena Johnson, University of Manchester.
Sharon De Mascia, Cognoscenti Business Psychologists Ltd.
 
State of the Art
The British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology has a variety of working groups representing different areas of psychological practice with group members including practitioners and academics. This symposium presents a selection of work conducted by members of the Psychology of Health & Well-being Working Group. The symposium focuses on work currently being undertaken that involves either directly working with, or designed to advise, organisations about workplace health and wellbeing issues
New Perspectives/Contributions
The symposium comprises five presentations from members of the Psychology of Health & Well-being Working Group. Carole Watling talks about mental health issues and support in the world’s largest law firm. Kevin Daniels introduces the work he and his team have done with regard producing wellbeing focused evidence-based guidance for multiple stakeholder groups. Sharon De Mascia talks about mental illness similarities and differences between men and women. Sheena Johnson talks about the ageing workforce and the potential negative impact of stereotypes and discrimination towards older workers. Finally, Tim Marsh discusses a new holistic framework demonstrating the inter-relatedness of five key aspects of wellbeing.
Research/Practical Implications
The symposium is designed to give attendees knowledge of the aims and practices of the Psychology of Health & Well-being Working Group. An overview is provided of the areas within which group members are working designed to improve health and wellbeing in the workplace. 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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