DYW DG & DG CHAMBER presents TEAM DOCTOR: Well Being webinar

2nd October 2020

Venue: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KaOwaZeESOWERXSBsOp0dQ?mc_cid=97cd0d8e66&mc_eid=041d630754

Mental health and wellbeing: it’s time to act now to deal with one of the biggest issues facing your business.

As we head into a Covid-induced recession, we’re also facing a mental health crisis. The impact of the pandemic on our mental health at work will be huge and we need to address the issue as a matter of urgency. Poor management of mental health affects both your bottom line and staff retention significantly. It’s not something that you or your business can afford to ignore. 

DG Chamber and Developing the Young Workforce DG have joined forces with workplace health and wellbeing experts Team Doctor, to drive the conversation in Dumfries & Galloway about the mental health emergency, why it’s one of the biggest challenges your business faces, and why you need to act now to address it. 

It’s not okay to simply say: “It’s okay to not be okay.” Join us to find out how you can support your staff by providing effective mental health and wellbeing provision and why good mental health support is good for your team and for your business.



The feedback from the pupils was fantastic and we were over the moon with how our first site visit went  – it was so exciting to hear how enthusiastic the young people were about a future career with the industry and how our different team members had inspired them to look at certain roles that they hadn’t necessarily thought about before.

Emma Porteous, Marketing Manager, Robinsons, Lockerbie


Working in partnership with DYW DG, we have had great success in targeting potential future candidates in areas to suit our operational activities within Dumfries and Galloway. Since our involvement with DYW D&G, we have successfully recruited 11 trainees within Dumfries Galloway over the last 18 months and discussed our various training programmes with around 2,500 of our young people at a number of events.

Kenny Bowie, Head of Planning and Design, SPEN, Dumfries.


When recruiting our new trainees, DYW DG's input and co-ordination between agencies helped invaluably in guiding us through what assistance was available and the processes therein. We would certainly use DYW’s contacts and again, especially accessing young talent.

Susan Sutherland, Crichton Executive Officer

Before DYW approached us, we didn’t have the confidence to consider employing a young person straight from school. We didn’t know quite what to expect, or even where to start looking for the right young person. But with DYW’s help, it became a quick and easy process. DYW put in the time – they came to visit us, were always there with help and support, and their enthusiasm for the young people who came to visit us really shone through and helped us engage with them.

Murray Farm Care


DYW DG has helped Bank of Scotland give young people in Stranraer new avenues in which to explore opportunities locally and in the wider region. Our talk at Stranraer Academy, arranged by DYW, gave students and parents the opportunity to understand the options available in the local area. With DYW's help and support, Bank of Scotland have been able to reach out to the local community and give young people in the area an idea of what retail banking involves.

Craig Daniel, Manager, Bank of Scotland, Stranraer branch