9th October 2019
Mad World. Biggest. Best. Global. Event. Transforming. Mental health in the workplace.

Good mental health in the workplace is fundamental to business success. Mad World is Europe’s only event that puts mental health at the heart of the business agenda.

Delegates will benefit in four ways:
- learn how to integrate mental health into existing wellbeing strategies
- gain inspiration from innovative leaders
- uncover the right solutions for your organisation
- share ideas and experiences with peers.

We're moving from stigma to solutions. Join us at the most important workplace wellbeing event of the year.

The crisis coming down the pipe.

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Key Facts & Figures

Mental health is an issue your organisation can't afford to ignore. Not only is there a huge human cost of poor mental health at work, looking after the mental health of employees makes business sense. Tackling stigma can make a real difference to sickness absence rates, presenteeism levels, staff wellbeing and productivity, and retention.

  • 1 in 4 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year
  • 95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason
  • 9 out of 10 people in the workplace say they wouldn’t tell people at work if they are experiencing problems with their mental health.
  • Presenteeism is estimated to cost businesses at least one and a half times as much as absenteeism.
  • Around half of all long-term sick leave in the UK is due to stress, depression and anxiety
  • Open and supportive workplaces benefit everyone - employees, employers and the bottom line
  • Younger employees are more likely to have mental health issues, with 37% of those aged 18 to 29 having been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition
  • Millennials look to work for organisations that foster their wellbeing
  • Attracting and retaining talent is a growing challenge
  • Actively disengaged workers are twice as likely as engaged workers to have been diagnosed with depression.
  • An analysis by Deloitte examining existing workplace interventions identified potential to generate a return to business of between £1.50 and £9 for every £1 invested.

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"We need a cohesive approach that adapts to and makes workplaces more inclusive"
Dale Smith
Founder & Creative Director, Bridge
"Can you afford not to be thinking about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace if you want to attract and retain millennial talent?"
Cathryn Barnard
Co-founder, Working the Future
"So many people feel overwhelmed. The demands on managers' and leaders' time are incredibly intense"
Sandra Green
Founder, Women Leaders Forum
"There's a mental health skills deficit - most people haven't got their heads around what's needed to make a real difference"
Amy McKeown
Former Health, Mental Health and Well-being at EY
'Mad World is a thought provoking title that should help start the conversation about the reality of mental health."
Christina Butterworth
Occupational Health & Wellbeing Specialist
"Workplace cultures must switch on to meeting each individual's needs."
Kiera Lawlor
Director of Happiness and People, Social Chain