Unleashing L&D’s remarkable capacity to boost wellbeing


With mental health awareness and burnout reaching worrying levels across the UK, many learning leaders are considering how L&D can better support employee wellbeing, while also managing a tight budget in a tricky economic climate.

Is it through the most obvious route of offering mental health and stress management training? Or might there be unexpected wellbeing benefits from a wider strategic L&D offering – such as vocational courses, apprenticeships and degrees, for instance?

In this roundtable discussion, leadership and culture specialist Blaire Palmer shares key findings from a 2023 survey conducted by The Open University, The 5% Club and TrainingZone that sought to answer these very questions. (Report available to read L&D’s-role-in-employee-wellbeing-2023)

Joining the discussion to share their unique perspectives are guest speakers Mark Cameron, CEO of The 5% Club; Kris Ambler, Workforce Lead at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; and The Open University.

Are you looking to strengthen your business case for investing in learning and development? This discussion (and the accompanying survey report) offers fresh insight and data on L&D’s untapped potential to boost wellbeing, retention and engagement, alongside closing skills gaps.

Watch the discussion for expert insights on:

  • How different (and unexpected) types of L&D can boost mental health
  • How organisations deeply committed to L&D are seeing greater benefits
  • Why cutting L&D budgets during economic hardships will lead to greater harm

Read the linked report L&D’s-role-in-employee-wellbeing-2023

Watch the event Unleashing L&D’s remarkable capacity to boost wellbeing here