Key Points
  • Establishing Leadership in Mental Health: Assessing the importance of clear guidelines for staff, the need to celebrate success and being flexible to suit the individuals needs
  • Tackling Stigma and Improving Communications Across the Organisation: Reviewing the most effective ways of increasing engagement, productivity and business growth
  • Integrating Mental Wellbeing into the Company Strategy: Retaining high standards, to ensure mental well-being initiates are not a 'one off' and is fully integrated into the company's culture
  • Making Reasonable Adjustments: Exploring mental health and employment law to ensure employers can deal with difficult situations lawfully
  • Identifying Stressors in the Workplace to Tackle the Root Causes of Mental Health: Exploring ways of measuring work-related stress, as well as methods of assessment
  • Learning from Best Practice: Gain practical toolkits to implement in your organisation to increase staff engagement
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Paul Devoy, CEO, Investors in People
  • Geoff McDonald, Founder, Minds@Work & Former Global Vice President HR, Unilever
  • Ian Edwards, Programme Director - Nomura Health and Fitness, Nomura International plc *Britain’s Healthiest Place to Work for 3 years running, 2016-2019*
  • Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy and Standards, The Institute of Leadership & Management
  • Abigail Hirshman, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACAS
  • Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind
  • Suki K Bassi, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, HappyMaven Wellbeing in Business
  • Ed Corbett, Head of Human & Organisational Performance, Health and Safety Executive
  • Gemma Woodhouse, Partner, Employment, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
  • Rakhee Patel, Institute for Employment Studies
  • Stephen May, Director, Screen Arts Institute
  • Leandra Cardozo, Senior Account Director, Anytime Fitness


    Westminster Insight’s bi-annual Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Conference will explore how employers have supported employees through COVID-19. Join peers from a range of sectors and gain actionable strategies to improve staff engagement, morale, boost productivity and navigate the new normal.

    Overcoming challenges posed both during and post COVID-19, you will hear from employers on their experiences supporting employees and promoting positive wellbeing through the pandemic.
    You will learn how to integrate mental health in your organisation’s culture, how to maximise budgets by developing effective early interventions, and how to de-stigmatise mental health so it becomes part of everyday conversation.

    We are delighted to welcome award winning organisations, including Nomura International, voted the UK’s healthiest workplace (*Vitality) from 2016-2019, and the Health and Safety Executive sharing ideas on how to alleviate fear in the workplace and enhance productivity in response to the health crisis. You will also hear from leading mental health champions, such as Geoff McDonald, Founder of Minds at Work and Former Global Vice President HR, Unilever.


    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to promote positive wellbeing, overcome challenges presented by COVID-19 and helping to maximise productivity.

Agenda
Start

09:15 - 09:25
Chair's Opening Remarks: Creating a Company Action Plan

 

Speakers

Abigail Hirshman Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACAS

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09:25 - 10:00
Keynote Address: Establishing Leadership in Mental Health and Integrating Mental Wellbeing into the Company Culture

 

  • Managing presenteeism in the workplace and exploring ways to combat this
  • Understanding the link between poor quality leadership with stress, burnout and depression
  • Assessing the importance of clear guidelines for staff, the need to celebrate success and being flexible to suit the individual needs
  • Considering the impact of COVID-19 on employee’s mental wellbeing while overcoming barriers due to changes in how we work 
  • Adjusting to working from home, considering employees needs and offering flexibility 
  • Exploring the importance of 'taking stock' on staff performance
Questions and Discussion 09:50-10:00

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Kate Cooper Head of Research, Policy and Standards, The Institute of Leadership & Management

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10:00 - 10:35
Keynote Address: Tackling Stigma and Improving Communications across the Organisation to Ensure Cross-Organisational Understanding of Mental Health

 
  • Reviewing the most effective ways of increasing engagement, productivity and business growth
  • Understanding how to improve communication, engagement and support during the COVID-19 crisis, to ensure employees feel confident and comfortable
  • Making mental health an everyday conversation in your organisation
  • Using staff surveys, focus groups, staff forums and diversity networks to engage with staff
10.25-10:35 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Geoff McDonald Founder, Minds@Work & Former Global Vice President HR, Unilever

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10:35 - 11:00
Virtual Break

 

11:00 - 11:45
Keynote Address: Sustaining Momentum for Mental Health

 
  • How Nomura International won Britain's Healthiest Workplace 3 years running
  • Outlining why business leaders should invest in mental health
  • Retaining high standards, to ensure mental well-being initiates are not a 'one off' and is fully integrated into the company's culture
  • Exploring how Nomura approached COVID-19, offering support for employees working from home and promoted positive mental health and wellbeing 
11.35-11:45 Questions and Discussion

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Ian Edwards Programme Director - Nomura Health and Fitness, Nomura International plc

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11:45 - 12:15
Identifying Stressors in the Workplace to Tackle the Root Causes of Mental Health

 
  • Exploring HSE's management standards approach to tackling work-related stress
  • Identifying stressors in the workplace and ways of reducing their impact, such as long-hours cultures, staffing levels and workloads
  • Exploring ways of measuring work-related stress, as well as methods of assessment
  • Examining new stressors and challenges in the workplace post COVID-19 and what employers can do to alleviate fear 
12.05-12:15 Questions and Discussion

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Ed Corbett Head of Human & Organisational Performance, Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

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12:15 - 12:45
Mental Health and Employment Law

 
  • Understanding the Equality Act 2010 - mental health and discrimination
  • Exploring the issues to consider regarding situations of dismissal
  • Making reasonable adjustments - what this might mean in practice
  • Following government guidelines to ensure COVID-19 safe workplaces, promoting employee wellbeing

Speakers

Gemma Woodhouse Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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12:45 - 13:45
Virtual Lunch

 

13:45 - 14:15
Keynote Address: Investors in People

 
14:05-14:15 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Paul Devoy Chief Exec, Investors in People

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14:15 - 14:35
Maximising Budgets through Developing Effective Interventions to Prevent Issues from Escalating

 
  • Making the most of smaller budgets to ensure that SME's can benefit from mental wellbeing initiatives
  • Ensuring there is enough internal support including accessible guidance, peer-to-peer support systems, drop-in sessions
  • Overcoming the challenges posed by COVID-19 for SME’s, building positive working relationships with employees to enhance productivity 
  • Offering flexible working to prevent mental health problems from getting worse and resulting in sickness absence

    14:30-14:35 Questions & Discussion

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Suki K Bassi Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, HappyMaven Wellbeing in Business

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14:35 - 15:25
Panel Session: Learning from Best Practice to Equip Employers with Practical Advice to take to any Workplace

 
  • Embedding mental health in induction and training
  • Learning about free and accessible toolkits that are available for organisations
  • Recruiting mental health champions and the running mental health awareness campaigns 
  • Implementing successful interventions post COVID-19 that value employee wellbeing 

Speakers

Zofia Bajorek Institute for Employment Studies

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Leandra Cardozo Anytime Fitness

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Emma Mamo Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

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Stephen May Director,The Screen Arts Institute

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15:25 - 15:40
Gentle Movement Session to Revive and Re-energise

 

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Julie Woods Pilates Instructor

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15:40 - 15:45
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Zofia Bajorek Institute for Employment Studies

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Suki K Bassi Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, HappyMaven Wellbeing in Business

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Leandra Cardozo Anytime Fitness

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Kate Cooper Head of Research, Policy and Standards, The Institute of Leadership & Management

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Ed Corbett Head of Human & Organisational Performance, Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

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Paul Devoy Chief Exec, Investors in People

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Ian Edwards Programme Director - Nomura Health and Fitness, Nomura International plc

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Abigail Hirshman Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACAS

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Emma Mamo Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

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Stephen May Director,The Screen Arts Institute

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Geoff McDonald Founder, Minds@Work & Former Global Vice President HR, Unilever

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Rakhee Patel Institute for Employment Studies

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Sally Wilson Health, Work and Wellbeing Policy Research Lead, Institute for Employment Studies

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Gemma Woodhouse Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Julie Woods Pilates Instructor

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