Half-day conference - 14 June

Understanding where the focus is on workplace mental wellbeing currently

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Our June conference

Our June half-day conference took place on 14 June at Allen & Overy, London and covered topics such as gambling, bullying and grief. See the agenda below.


13.00 - 13.30 BST
13.30 - 13.35 BST
Welcome from Zoe Sinclair & Sarah Henchoz
Zoe Sinclair photo
Zoe Sinclair
This Can Happen logo
Sarah Henchoz photo
Sarah Henchoz
A&O Shearman logo
13:35 - 13:45 BST
Opening keynote: How to ensure a wellbeing strategy delivers on its promises

Many wellbeing strategies are strong in principle, yet in practicality, fail to live up to their promise. In the opening keynote of our conference, we’ll understand how to build a wellbeing strategy that delivers true impact and benefit to your workforce.

Jill Ford photo
Jill Ford
HR Director, UK Publishing
Bauer logo
13:45 - 14:15 BST
Gambling part two: understanding the mental health of people impacted by gambling addicts

Following our March spotlight on gambling and the mental health impact on addicts, we are following up to highlight how gambling can affect those closest to the individuals, including family and friends – and show how employers can work to support the mental wellbeing of these affected others.

Zoe Sinclair photo
Zoe Sinclair
This Can Happen logo
Julie Martin photo
Julie Martin
Gambling Harm UK logo
Kishan Patel photo
Kishan Patel
FY1 Doctor/Charity Trustee
Gambling Harm UK logo
14:15 - 14:35 BST
In conversation with...Natalia Nowak, Cisco

This session will be in conversation with Nat Nowak, Wellbeing Consultant at Cisco, looking at intergenerational mental wellbeing - and the different challenges facing individual age groups.

Sara Redwood photo
Sara Redwood
Partnerships Director
Peppy Health logo
Natalia Nowak photo
Natalia Nowak
Global Wellbeing Consultant, People and Communities
Cisco logo
14.55 - 15.25 BST
This Can Happen Awards: How one person can transform the mental health of a business

Our first Awards showcase of the afternoon will spotlight our shortlist to show how one person can use their lived experience of mental health to create tangible and transformational change within their organisation.

Jessica Cherry photo
Jessica Cherry
Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law
Practical Law/Thomson Reuters logo
Emily Warren photo
Emily Warren
Director, Global Well-being Lead
Avanade logo
Andy McAleese photo
Andy McAleese
MVP, Longevity, Europe
Pacific Life Re logo
15.25 - 15.55 BST
Bullying and mental health: recognising and tackling harmful behaviours at work

In this awareness-raising panel discussion, we'll understand the true impact of bullying upon mental health, showing how to recognise toxic bullying patterns at work, and how to tackle these effectively to support the mental wellbeing of your wider workforce.

Lee Chambers photo
Lee Chambers
Founder & Chief Psychologist
Essentialise logo
Jonathan Wilson photo
Jonathan Wilson
Campaigner and Ambassador
Stop Hurt at Work logo
Lisa Seagroatt photo
Lisa Seagroatt
HR Fit for Purpose logo
15.55 - 16.15 BST
Line manager or therapist? Understanding the boundaries when supporting staff mental health

In this session, we’ll understand the importance of the role that line managers play in supporting employee mental health, focusing upon areas that might be of concern to managers, and also discussing where the boundaries lie in supporting the mental wellbeing of your employees.

Bruce Greenhalgh photo
Bruce Greenhalgh
Senior Wellbeing Specialist
BT logo
Gavin Sutton photo
Gavin Sutton
Vice President of Learning and Development, EMEA
Weber Shandwick logo
16.35 - 17.00 BST
Do workplaces understand grief?

Grief is an emotion that impacts nearly all of us at some point during our working lives, yet do workplaces truly understand how to support grieving employees? This will be the focus of the panel, where we'll focus upon what businesses need to know when supporting employees experiencing grief, how to begin conversations and tackle stigma in this area, and previewing emerging themes from our grief-focused research study.

Kathryn Courtenay-Evans photo
Kathryn Courtenay-Evans
Insight & Strategy Director
Harley Cunningham photo
Harley Cunningham
Planning and Integration Manager and Workplace Bereavement Consultant
Virgin Media O2 logo
Heather Brooks photo
Heather Brooks
HR Consultant
NatWest logo
17:00 - 17:15 BST
In conversation with our This Can Happen Awards shortlist: workplace mental health for everyone

In our penultimate session of the day, we will share learnings on how to develop a mental wellbeing strategy that reaches everyone in your organisation, including notoriously difficult audiences to engage, all the way from head office to the front line.

Toni Graves photo
Toni Graves
Global Head of Reward and Wellbeing
A&O Shearman logo
Vikky Goodwin photo
Vikky Goodwin
Information Manager & Lead MHC
VolkerRail LTD logo
Natalie Chard photo
Natalie Chard
Wellbeing and Inclusion Manager
SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK logo
17.15 - 17.30 BST
In conversation with Sam Owo: How D&I supports positive workplace mental health

Our closing Awards panel of the afternoon will be showing the connection between diversity, inclusion and mental wellbeing, and showing how building an inclusive workplace - for all employees - will bring huge mental wellbeing benefits to your whole staff population.

Nikki Adebiyi photo
Nikki Adebiyi
Bounce Black logo
Sam Owo photo
Sam Owo
Senior Inclusion & Diversity Manager / Race Action Plan Lead
Lloyds Banking Group logo
17:30 - 18:00 BST
Awards Reception
18:00 - 19:30 BST
Award Winners Ceremony

6.45pm In conversation with our Awards shortlist

Hannah Longman photo
Hannah Longman
Audit Remediation Programme Manager
Deutsche Bank logo
Alison Corner photo
Alison Corner
People Director
Enginuity logo

Delegate pricing

All prices are per delegate

  • Single Pass to one half-day conference - £250 +VAT
  • Annual pass to five half-day conferences - £700 +VAT


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