Half-day conference - 22 March

Understand where the focus is on workplace mental wellbeing currently

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Welcome to our UK conference

Our first half-day conference took place on 22 March and covered topics such as gambling, fertility and the mental wellbeing of leaders. See the full Agenda below and join us at our next half-day conference and Awards Celebration Evening on 14 June in London.


13.30 - 14.00 GMT
14.00 - 14.05 GMT
Welcome from Zoe Sinclair
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Zoe Sinclair
This Can Happen logo
14:05 - 14:15 GMT
What is the state of our mental health today?

In our opening keynote, we will review the state of mental health in the UK today, understanding how and when employers can appropriately step in to support the mental wellbeing of their staff.

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Tom Ayers
Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and Enjoying Work
Royal College of Psychiatrists
14:15 - 14:50 GMT
Looking after the mental health of leaders

Leaders are often the very people responsible for distilling a mental health strategy from the top down across an organisation, but how can they prioritise their own mental wellbeing whilst leading a business? This solutions-focused panel discussion will take a deep dive into this topic and highlight exactly how to look after the mental health of leadership.

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Michael Frohlich
Global Chief Transformation Officer and EMEA, CEO
Weber Shandwick logo
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Paul Feeney
Former CEO
Quilter Plc logo
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Dr Monika Misra
European Head of Health and Wellbeing
Mars logo
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Emma Harris
The Chief
Glow London logo
14:50 - 15:10 GMT
How to communicate and evolve your mental health strategy

This ‘In conversation with’ session will underline the importance of effective communication when it comes to the success of your mental health strategy, and also show how to grow and evolve your mental health workstream over time for maximum impact.

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Emma Flaxman
Engagement & Wellbeing Partner
PHD logo
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Dr Aarti Anhal
15.10 - 15.45 GMT
Understanding gambling addiction in the workplace

Gambling addiction is a serious issue within the workforce, and this is only at risk of growing as a result of the current cost of living crisis. This panel discussion will look at the impact that gambling addiction has on employee mental health, showing how employers can recognise warning signs and provide help to these members of staff.

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Matt Smith
Head of External Affairs
Betknowmore logo
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Lisa Walker
Peer Support Worker
Betknowmore UK logo
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Rob O’Brien
Operational Resilience Analyst
LV= logo
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Colin Walsh
Lived Experience Manager
GamCare logo
16.00 - 16.20 GMT
This Can Happen Index preview: Why employees don’t feel comfortable asking for help with mental wellbeing

In this session, we’ll preview initial findings from our This Can Happen Index to highlight what the data is telling us when it comes to mental wellbeing at work, and the reasons why employees might not be asking for the help or support that they need.

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Kathryn Courtenay-Evans
Insight & Strategy Director
16.20 - 16.30 GMT
Women and mental health at work: a global insight

This insight-driven keynote will spotlight the connection between gender and mental health, revealing significant findings from Deloitte’s Women at Work research, and showing how employers can tackle these challenges to create an equal playing field when it comes to workplace mental health.

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Emma Codd
Global Inclusion Leader
16.30 - 17.05 GMT
Fertility and mental wellbeing at work

Fertility and mental wellbeing at work is a pressing issue for employers. In fact, the UK government has just committed £1.97 million to supporting women experiencing reproductive health issues in the workplace. This panel will focus on the connection between fertility and mental health, and share learnings for businesses about how to offer tangible support in this area.

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Becky Kearns
Fertility Matters at Work logo
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Maria Glasscock
Executive Director - People
Selfridges logo
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Hannah Spencer
Head of Finance Transformation
News UK logo
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Shaun Greenaway
Transformational Coach
Knackered Knackers logo
17.05 - 17.15 GMT
Spotlighting diagnosed mental ill health

Diagnosed mental ill health can often remain taboo at work, and we want to break this stigma through this intimate and eye-opening 1:1 interview about psychosis in the workplace, and the elements that employers should be aware of.

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Arif Jiwany
Global Head of Occupational Health & Wellbeing
Haleon PLC logo
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James Lindsay
Senior Marketing Officer
Hertfordshire Mind Network logo
17.15 - 17.25 GMT
Closing keynote: The four day week or the nine day fortnight? Understanding the impact of flexible working upon employee mental health

In our closing keynote of the day, we’ll hear from Sam Franklin, CEO at Otta, about the nine day fortnight that has been implemented at Otta, the impact that the business is seeing in terms of staff mental wellbeing, and also the reasons for – and potential benefits of – choosing a nine day fortnight over a four day working week.

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Sam Franklin
Co-founder & CEO
Otta logo
17.25 - 17.30 GMT
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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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