#LIVEBETTERMCR- 3rd October 2019, Etihad Stadium

As advocates of staff wellness, Harris & Ross are delighted to be part of the #LiveBetterMcr event coming to Manchester this Autumn.

“If you’ve got a happy, health workplace you’re going to be more productive” is the message coming from the team behind #LiveBetterMcr, a one day conference focused on wellbeing in the workplace.

The event at the Etihad Stadium on the 3rd October will bring together experts from fields of business, sport and digital to debate, learn and explore how we can better support the wellbeing of our workforce. This not for profit event is brought to you by The Running Bee Foundation and Sports Tours International.

Topics throughout the day include; time to talk, mental health at work, LGBT, supporting young people, where sport means business, physical wellbeing in a digital world, how the mind has to be the healthiest part of your business.

The day will be hosted by broadcaster Louise Minchen, and speakers include; Psychologist and Founder of i2i Michael Finnegan; Brendan Fox from Sports Tours International; Dr Maria Stukoff Director of Maker Space, Salford University; Dr Carl Austin-Behan LGBT advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester; International athlete Stacey Copeland; Phil Jones MBE Managing Director, Brother UK; Justin Watson Director, Young Manchester and Fred Done Co-founder, Betfred.

Jeff Ross, Harris & Ross physiotherapists director, one of the organisations behind #LiveBetterMcr, will be discussing the importance of physical wellbeing in the workplace.

“In the Sporting environment every aspect of well being is prioritised, both physical and mental, they look after their assets. We just don’t see the same from a large proportion of the corporate world. So with #LiveBetterMCR we’re looking at how we can take that holistic approach to the business world.”

“We know that wellbeing and productivity are inexorably linked. All of your workforce might turn up, but if they don’t feel well, if they’re stressed, then they’re not performing. If you’ve got a happy, health workplace you’re going to be more productive.”

Chris Bird, co-founder of #LiveBetterMCR, and CEO of Sports Tours International, added “as employers we have a responsibility to look after our workforce. Not only is it the right thing to do, but a happy, healthy workforce will ultimately perform better for your business.

The evidence is there, looking after your well-being helps your business and it is something we should all be learning more about, discussing, debating and taking learnings from different sectors.”

In addition to speakers and panel discussions there will be informative drop in sessions; Stress management: financial/personal/workload; productivity: high performance teams; get the inside scoop from a top business leader. What’s the secret to a happy workplace?

Sessions from the Mental First Aiders will also be available for delegates.

 The #LiveBetterMCR conference will take place on the 3rd October at the Etihad Stadium. It is a not for profit event, with all profits going to the Running Bee Foundation helping young people be more active. Book your tickets by visiting www.livebettermcr.co.uk