McLaren Applied Technologies hosts the Global Chief Medical Officer Network – a group of leading clinicians from top companies around the world – at the McLaren Technology Centre, where the group engage in a wide-reaching discussion exploring human performance in the workplace, with particular focus on mental wellbeing.
Committed to bringing about a lasting improvement to the world’s health, the network is a unique collaboration of health experts, formed to combine their insight, experience and global reach in order to tackle the biggest health challenges in the world. It comprises of 43 Chief Medical Officers from some of the world’s top companies, collectively responsible for a workforce of over 7.5 million people.
The convention, which is hosted by McLaren Applied Technologies’ healthcare team, sets out to explore mental wellbeing in the workplace. Psychological ill health accounts for 38 per cent of all illness in high-income countries, with the World Health Organisation stating that every $1 invested in scaling up treatment for depression and anxiety leads to a return of $4 in better health, and increased ability to work.
With half of the world’s population in work, prioritising mental wellbeing in the workplace has the potential to reduce absenteeism and increase productivity, leaving employees happier and healthier while also transforming the health of millions.
Clayton Green, the manager of McLaren Applied Technologies’ Human Performance Programme, guest speaker at the event discusses how he and his team maximises the race drivers’ and pit-stop teams’ physical and mental performance.
Also featuring at the event Bupa’s Dr Paul Zollinger-Read and Dr Bill Mitchell, a clinical psychologist. Dr Bill Mitchell gives an overview of his Performance Energy programme, which is currently being trialled with select employees amongst Bupa’s 84,000 strong workforce. Performance Energy is a cultural change programme that offers a holistic perspective of workplace wellbeing.
Dr Adam Hill, McLaren Applied Technologies CMO, said: “We’re thrilled to be hosting the latest round of the CMO Network. With five decades of understanding what it means to optimise performance in the world of motorsport, McLaren is now applying those accumulated insights and approaches to health and wellness, whether that’s through our work improving drug trials or supporting human performance in the workplace.”