With engagement, attrition and productivity figures at an all-time low in the UK:
Anna Rasmussen, CEO and Founder - Open Blend Method
Karen Williams, CFO - Avios
Lessons from neuroscience (the science which deals with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain) are increasingly being adopted in the business sector. This roundtable offers an opportunity to discuss where and how neuroscience could be applied to your own organisation.
Mia VanStraelen, Director of Human Resources - GTS Infrastructure Services, IBM
Dr Nick Taylor, CEO & Co-founder, Unmind
Line manager training and effective signposting are crucial factors in enabling managers to recognise the early signs of mental ill health and provide support.
Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability - Royal Mail Group
Pam Whelan, Director of Corporate - Simplyhealth
Every day we are all somewhere on a continuum ranging from mental ill-health, to feeling OK, to feeling at our absolute best. This means that we have huge variations in mental health within our workplaces:
Caroline Brown, Associate Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Nuclear & Power - SNC-Lavalin Atkins
Emily Hutchinson, Occupational Psychologist - SNC-Lavalin Atkins
Mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we all need to take care of it to be at our best, personally and professionally.
Alex Lane, Global Mental Health Allies Lead - Accenture
As employees increasingly understand that it's OK not to be OK, it's key to understand how to talk about mental health in the workplace. Many are still afraid that if they offer support, they might end up making the situation worse.
Brendan Street, Professional Head, Emotional Wellbeing - Nuffield Health
Mental wellbeing is an integral part of Fujitsu’s overall approach to supporting employee wellbeing, and resilience is seen as a key part of this. But “resilience” means different things to different people.
Ian Howarth, HR Specialist - Fujitsu
Suicide is not inevitable – it is preventable. While even the best employers can’t completely guarantee themselves in terms of considering suicide, there are protocols that can make a huge difference. This roundtable will put suicide into perspective and enable attendees to share ideas and understand what they can do to look out for the early signs and reduce the risk.
David Tolley, EMEA Head of Health & Safety, Citi Bank
Sarah Anderson CBE, Chief Executive - The Listening Place
Changing workplace cultures and organisational behaviours is easier said than done.
Jonathan Gawthrop, Senior Operations Director - EMCOR UK
Jeremy Campbell, Business Development Director - EMCOR UK
Just 3 in 10 workers feel their employer provides enough mental health support. A good strategy needs to look at all aspects of intervention and prevention; motivating employees to engage with self-care. This roundtable will provide an opportunity to share insights and inspiration on best practice approaches to achieving a holistic wellbeing strategy.
Jennie Doyle, Head of Marketing - Health Shield
To develop a wellbeing strategy that works, employers need to understand the needs of their employees. But where to start? This roundtable will enable HR decision-makers to discuss what needs to be in place to ensure successful outcomes for both business and employee.
Damian Stancombe, Head of Workplace Health and Wealth - Barnett Waddingham
& Laura Matthews, Workplace Wellbeing Consultant - Barnett Waddingham
Increased digitalisation, increased communication, increased connectivity and increased flexibility should mean that “connecting people” is easier than ever before, but when we dig down that is not always what we find. Different generations have different expectations, different fears, different likes and dislikes – as do different cultures. Awareness, understanding, support for mental health challenges, illness and treatment are improving all the time. Sometimes the triggers and amplifiers are complicated and require professional support, commitment, investment - both financial and time – but sometimes little things can make a big difference.
Gareth Davies, Global Head of Health, Safety & Environment - Nokia
Storytelling is a valuable part of an employer's strategy when it comes to changing perceptions about mental health and building a more supportive culture. Attend this roundtable to share ideas and experiences and find the right approach for your workplace.
Anthony Copping, CEO and Founder - Binumi
Many organisations are starting to prioritise wellbeing, but not all have the funds to devote to it. So how can you implement an effective wellbeing strategy, incorporating mental health, with a small, or even no budget? Join this discussion to explore a three-strand model for wellbeing on a budget and take away some practical ideas to implement in your organisation.
Becky Thoseby, Group Head of Wellbeing - Department for Transport (DfT)
Paul Caudwell, Colleague Health & Wellbeing Manager - Co-op