While the safety of travellers has inevitably been at the front of buyers’ minds, other duty-of-care issues are also bubbling to the surface, including the health and wellbeing of travelling employees and what companies can do to help improve this often neglected side of corporate travel.
With a focus on simple and practical steps companies can take no matter their size or resource, our conference will provide you with a valuable opportunity to be inspired by experts in their fields.
Mental Health – A Traveller’s Story
Our opening speaker described how the 24/7 culture of his previous employer contributed to his mental health emergency and what you can do help yourself and your employees from suffering the same fate.
Traveller mental health – The Journey
Matthew Holman of Simpila Healthy Solutions took us all on a journey, a journey that is sometimes littered with emotional challenges, sometimes has moments to celebrate, but most importantly will help us to understand why Traveller mental health is such an important topic. After all, we are all first and foremost Human beings and we need to look at how we can all provide greater support to each other in the future when we experience mental health challenges.
Optimising mental and physical health whilst travelling: a nutritional approach
Nutritionist Tracey Randell explored the evidence on dietary choice and anxiety & depression as well as sharing compelling research in key areas such as the gut-brain link (how gut bacteria increase anxiety and stress) nutrient deficiencies & poor brain function and how to enhance neuroplasticity (brain repair) with diet. Whilst travelling can present some challenges in respect of following a healthy dietary regime, simple meal choices can enhance mental and physical performance.
Rachel McGuinness Chief Vitality Officer at Wake Up with Zest advised on how your travellers can improve their sleep patterns and minimise jet lag to arrive ready to do business. Everything you want to know about sleep, but were afraid to ask! Rachel got into the nitty gritty of sleep, explain the science behind it, why sleep is essential for health and how jet lag affects the body.
Creating and Implementing Wellbeing Programs
Wayne Campbell, Managing Director, Healthy Performance Ltd gave a step-by-step guide on how delegates can create and implement an employee health and wellbeing strategy that delivers results.
Making wellbeing work for business
Steve Dunn, Chairman, Well Intelligence explained that whilst wellbeing is being acknowledged everywhere, how do you begin to create and implement wellbeing best practice in your organisation?
Using Heart Rate Variability to assess Wellbeing
In 1948, the WHO defined health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. As complete well-being is practically impossible, more recent definitions have emphasised resilience, the capacity to cope and the ability to maintain a sense of well-being. In this session Tim Wright, Commercial Director at First Beat explained about Heart Rate variability (HRV) and how tracking HRV can be used to assess an individual’s health.
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