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From loneliness to connection and belonging: how this interplay sits at the heart of employee wellbeing as hybrid models become the norm
Employers have a responsibility to acknowledge employees' challenges as we all adjust to new models of working – in particular, loneliness and connection.

Whilst our growing reliance on technology has been associated with increased feelings of loneliness (technoloneliness!), it can also be a great facilitator of human connection. But there is a fine line.

To understand more about how you can help colleagues deal with these challenges, join us on Wednesday 29 June, from 12.00pm to 1.00pm for our Lunch & Learn Make A Difference webinar, sponsored by SilverCloud.

Tune in to learn about:

> What we know about the link between connection and belonging and employee wellbeing and mental health
> How you define and spot the signs of the loneliness and how it impacts individuals, teams, organisations and society
> Practical and actionable tips to tackle loneliness, empower employees and foster a sense of connection and belonging

We make our webinars as interactive as possible, so it’s also a great opportunity to share ideas and tips with peers from across sectors.

Featuring expert speakers:

> Andy Holmes, former Global Head of Wellbeing, Reckitt
> Ryan Hopkins, Global Workplace of the Future Lead, Finastra
> Dr Jorge Palacios, Senior Digital Health Scientist, SilverCloud
> Dr Carolyn Lorian, Head of Clinical Transformation, SilverCloud

The content is designed for:

• HR, Wellbeing, Health & Safety and Business & Culture Transformation Leaders
• Engagement, Communication and L&D Leaders
• Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Leaders
• Wellbeing Champions

In other words, anyone who is responsible for the wellbeing of colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you can’t make the date/time, go ahead and register anyway and we’ll send you the recording a few days after the session.

Jun 29, 2022 12:00 PM in London

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Dr Carolyn Lorian, PhD CPsychol
Head of Clinical Transformation @SilverCloud Health
Dr Carolyn Lorian is Head of Clinical Transformation at SilverCloud Health focused on transforming the way we improve accessibility of mental health interventions. As Deloitte UK’s former Workplace Wellbeing Consulting lead, she has extensive experience working with organisations across all sectors to help them reimagine their approach to workplace health and wellbeing, mental health and resilience. Passionate about innovation and scaling mental health and wellbeing, after completing her Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology she was involved in shaping the early pioneering research on internet-based CBT. She later joined one of Australia’s largest corporate psychology consultancies developing proactive approaches to improving wellbeing and resilience for individuals, teams and organisations more broadly. Since moving to the UK in 2015, she has applied her breadth of experience in clinical and business psychology to develop innovative mental health and wellbeing solutions.
Jorge E Palacios, MD, PhD
Senior Digital Health Scientist @SilverCloud
Jorge is a key driver of the research strategy and agenda at SilverCloud through the design, execution, and publication of our trials, also working closely with our collaborators across the world which include some of the most highly cited and regarded researchers in the field of psychology and digital mental health. He is a keynote speaker in principal academic and commercial conferences and global events on digital therapeutics. He completed his medical degree in Mexico City, and thereafter won scholarships to undertake a Masters in Psychiatric Research and PhD in Psychological Medicine in London at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN), before joining SilverCloud in 2017. He has earned numerous awards such as the Young Investigator of the Year prize from Elsevier and the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine. Jorge believes passionately in the potential of digital interventions to improve the mental health of populations at a large scale.
Ryan Hopkins
Global Workplace of the Future Lead @Finastra
Ryan is the Global Future of Work Lead at Finastra, creating a workplace where 10,000 people love to work. From unlimited paid vacation and developing thought leadership around how to switch off from tech with Microsoft to world first innovations - ‘the In office OOO’; all of this being shared in a fun and engaging manner on socials, going viral on LinkedIn & TikTok (over 2M views across all platforms). Ryan is creating workplaces/cultures (beyond his own) where people thrive, not just survive, where wellbeing isn’t simply a nice to have, or something which is thought about when people are sick or as a one off event. The overriding purpose of all his work is to create the culture/environments for the workforces of the future to flourish and did so at Sainsbury’s, where he was able to improve colleague happiness throughout the pandemic. Prior to that, Ryan was shortlisted for the U.K. Consulting industry’s ‘Rising Star’ award for his contribution to wellbeing while working at Deloitte.
Andy Holmes
former Global Head of Wellbeing @Reckitt
I reimagine, reframe & reprogram human capacity, capability & performance. In life. Wellbeing is about much more than being healthy or active. We must be engaged in what we choose to do, whilst having the underlying health, energy & motivation to do it to our full potential, sustainably. Driven by my personal experiences, knowledge & passion for people, I take a strategic approach to 'human capacity', working with an extensive network of specialists to restructure personal & organisational approaches to wellbeing & performance. With my background as a professional sportsman, my degree in physiology & decades of experience heading-up capability & leadership, I bring together the science of holistic wellbeing, along with cognition & leadership development to enable cultural change, unlock D&I, collaboration & innovation to drive personal growth & business performance.