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Workshops and Training

The Island’s Workplace Wellbeing Group is a public-private partnership led by the Department of Health and Social Care’s Public Health Directorate and the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.

This group continues to promote a key objective of the Programme for Government’s Healthy and Safe Island theme – focusing on the prevention of issues through encouraging people to take greater responsibility for their own health and make good lifestyle choices.

Forthcoming Events

Workplace Wellbeing Workshop to promote healthy workforce

Workplace Wellbeing Workshop - 2017

Working your way to better health:
A further insight into improving Workplace Wellbeing

The 2017 Workplace Wellbeing Workshop promises to be even better than last year.

Hosted by members of Isle of Man Government Workplace Wellbeing Group and the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce the programme will present you with the necessary skills to develop your current programme or begin your journey towards the introduction of wellbeing within your workplace. 

Topics this year include:

  • The current health profile of the working-age population in the Isle of Man
  • Personal resilience and stress management
  • Health, age and the workforce
  • An update on the Equality Act
  • Wellbeing and the manual worker
  • Winners of the Awards for Excellence 'Workplace Wellbeing' category

You will also be given an opportunity to network with other local employers to discuss how they have successfully implemented workplace programmes into their organisations.

As this is becoming a popular event, we recommend that tickets are limited to one delegate per organisation.

Exhibitors can book a place online from 13 September, 2017 and will require a booking code, please contact 642668 to receive this code if you have not received this already.

Delegates will be able to book a place online from Wednesday 20 September. Ticket Prices start at £50, with concessions available, a 2% booking fee will also be applied.

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Previous Events

The following workshops and training have taken place since the launch of this initiative back in October 2016 – as part of the group’s delivery it is hoped local employers island-wide can become better informed on how to improve wellbeing in the workplace.

Launch Event: Workplace Wellbeing Initiative Presentation

Friday, 7 October 2016: Baroole Suite, Top Floor, Tynwald Building

Gary Hogman, an Associate of Derek Mowbray’s Management Advisory Service hosted the launch held in 2016 aimed at leadership engagement.

'Gary has 20 years’ experience working in mental health in the areas of research, policy, communications and campaigns.

Gary’s recent experience was to lead the national programme the UK Department of Health’s mental health awareness campaign ‘Shift’ which tackled the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness, with a focus on employers.

As lead with ‘Shift’ Gary worked with a wide variety of individuals and organisations including Government departments, national charities, professional bodies (sport, health and social care), research institutions, media organisations and national businesses.'

Workshop: Workplace Wellbeing Workshop

Thursday, 1 December 2016: Keyll Darree, Noble’s Hospital Estate, Douglas – hosted by Dan Davies, Isle of Man Government aimed at Workplace Wellbeing leads across all of the island’s organisations.

Key Speakers:

Liz Preece: The healthy worker – setting a wellbeing strategy
Gary Hogman: An introduction to resilience
Mike Kewley: An introduction to mindfulness
Panel Debate: In conversation: making wellbeing work
Panel: Jamie Teare (clinical psychologist), Dave Edwards (Wellbeing lead Barclays UK), Leila Ashton (HR at Microgaming IOM), Dr Ephra Crofts (Occupational Health Consultant)
Michelle Poyzer & Helen Bridson: Launch of the workplace wellbeing toolkit

Exhibitors included:

Independent Medical Services
JT Psychological Consultancy Services
My Free Mind
Nugant Sante
Occupational Health
Bridson & Horrox
Move to Perform
Sven Christiansen
Mann Vend
Next Level Nutrition
RehabLab Physiotherapy

To find out more email Workplace Wellbeing at

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