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How PMOs can help with the mental health and wellbeing of project delivery teams webinar, 21 October 2019

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How PMOs can help with the mental health and wellbeing of project delivery teams webinar
Monday 21 October 2019

presented by
Patrick Scott and Mike Belch

The link to the write up page and resources of this webinar:
https://www.apm.org.uk/news/how-pmos-can-help-with-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-of-project-delivery-teams-webinar/

Presenter recommended books to read:
Adrenaline Junkies and Serotonin Seekers: Balance Your Brain Chemistry to Maximize Energy, Stamina, Mental Sharpness, and Emotional Well-Being - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adrenaline-Junkies-Serotonin-Seekers-Well-Being/dp/1569754373
Stress and how to avoid it - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1904435092/

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How PMOs can help with the mental health and wellbeing of project delivery teams webinar, 21 October 2019

  1. 1. Turn your PMO into a PWO – Project Wellbeing Office How PMOs can help with the mental health and wellbeing of project delivery teams webinar
  2. 2. The problem… ▪ 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem in any given year (Mind) ▪ 1 in 6.8 people experience a mental health problem in the workplace (MHF) ▪ 12.7% of all sickness, absence days in the UK can be attributed to mental health conditions. (MHF) ▪ With better mental health support, UK businesses can save up to a staggering £8billion per year. (MHF) ▪ Presenteeism also a problem and makes stats worse
  3. 3. The problem… Initiatives such as Mind and Rethink’s Time to Talk have made progress but there’s still a long way to go…
  4. 4. The Wellbeing of Project Professionals research https://bit.ly/2J1FtZr
  5. 5. The Stresses of Project Management ▪ The buck stops with the project team ▪ Matrix working ▪ Demanding timescales ▪ Not enough resources ▪ Innovation ▪ Information overload
  6. 6. But, PMOs are well placed to help…
  7. 7. Hold a mirror to own practices The PMO drumbeat
  8. 8. Build an awareness of mental health and sign post
  9. 9. Examine intelligence gathering systems
  10. 10. Build a community of support and practice
  11. 11. Proactive, trouble shooting role – walk, talk & offer help
  12. 12. Mapping out the sources of stress People, situation and events are a good way to frame a number of reasons for stress.
  13. 13. Closing Thought
  14. 14. Questions…. Mike Belch Patrick Scott
  15. 15. This presentation was delivered at an APM webinar To find out more about upcoming webinars please visit our website www.apm.org.uk/events

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