Workplace wellbeing interventions: what works, what doesn’t and why

The media industry’s management record is dreadful. There are many reasons for it but it often boils down to the fact that the best journalists are promoted to managerial positions without proper training and support. As a result, newsroom culture ends up shaping itself more by accident than by design. This leads to burnt-out managers, frustrated journalists and inefficient processes.

The other issue, of course, is getting journalists to accept help when it is on offer. Newsrooms are competitive environments where the drive to succeed and persevere can come at the cost of looking after one’s mental health and wellbeing.

So, what effective support can your newsroom offer and how do you encourage journalists to take it up? This session will explore the possibilities based on expert research into workplace wellbeing.


Dr William Fleming
15 May 2024 - 14:00, Main stage
Isabelle Roughol
15 May 2024 - 14:00, Main stage