The other pandemic: Employee mental and emotional wellbeing

The turmoil during the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a significant increase in mental and emotional challenges. We’ll discuss how organizations can respond and share the creative approaches implemented by Sanofi US to bring their “Thrive” wellbeing commitment to life.


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From the fear, isolation, and economic disruption caused by the pandemic, to political division, racial inequity, and social unrest, data is showing a sharp spike in emotional and mental distress. This webinar will address ways employers can support the personal and professional disruption their workforce may be facing to accelerate organizational resilience and recovery.

Join us for an interactive discussion, with time for polling to provide insight into peers’ experiences. You’ll learn:

  • The business case for addressing mental and emotional wellbeing, including stress and burnout

  • How Sanofi US implemented their nationally publicized campaign, “It’s OK to not be OK”

  • The steps and solutions you can use to support your workforce and their families

  • Considerations as your organization adjusts to the current environment and defines work policies

About our speakers

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Ruth Hunt | Ruth is a Principal in Buck’s Engagement practice and a global wellbeing thought leader. She helps conduct research via surveys and focus groups to assess employee engagement, define the business case and give input to program design, and facilitate creative communication strategy to drive employee behavior change.

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Debra Andrianopoulos  | Debra is a Principal in Buck’s New York Engagement practice with more than 20 years of experience in employee communications. Debra enjoys helping clients deliver results-driven communication campaigns using a blend of traditional and new media to reach all generations.


Ayelet Mosaffi Hutson | Director, Total Well-Being, Sanofi US | Ayelet is responsible for wellness and work-life benefits, programs, and policies that support employees at all life stages. She is passionate about healthy work environments and enabling employees to focus on their overall well-being, to help strengthen employee engagement and productivity.