Mental Health in the Workplace Conference

Thursday 24 June 2021

Hilton London Bankside South Bank, London



We are pleased to confirm that - in line with the current government guidelines  - the Mental Health in the Workplace Conference will take place at the Hilton Bankside in London on 24 June 2021.

All previously booked places have been transferred accordingly and we have some space still available.

Mental Health in the Workplace has never been a more important topic than after the last year - we look forward to you joining the conversation in London this June! 

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The Mental Health in the Workplace Conference is a deep dive conference with content that has been specially designed and created for Health and Safety and Human Resources Managers who have been given responsibility for mental health and wellbeing in their workplace.

Experts, scientists and thought leaders will deliver a world class conference on the strategies, culture, implementation, policies, law, employer responsibilities, business tools, information, physiologies and practical advice on mental health in the workplace.

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With case studies from world leading companies, thought leadership from behavioural professors, insight from psychologists and practical advice from those who have walked the walk this conference is a must attend for anyone who has been tasked with mental health in the work place.

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Conference: Mental Health in the Workplace Conference
Date: 24 June 2021
Venue: Hilton Bankside Hotel, London

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Key Facts

Thursday 24 June 2021
9:00 – 17:00

Hilton London Bankside
2-8 Great Suffolk Street
London, SE1 0UG

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8:45 am

Registration and refreshments

9:15 am

Your workforce post pandemic - what to look out for and how to support

Presented by Lindsay Kohler

As people return to the office following an unsettling and uncertain period, how will they cope? What should you look out for and how can you best support pre-existing and newly arising issues?

Lindsay will be looking at this in more detail as she opens the Mental Health in the Workplace Conference against the backdrop of a return to normal after the most abnormal time of our lives.

She will also focus on topics around burnout, empathy, motivation, and morale — key pillars of the important work undertaken by Health & Safety and Human Resources professionals.

Learn more about the behavioural science for health and safety in the workplace, to leave the conference with a new understanding of how to best support your colleagues.

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10:15 am

Case Study by Santander UK Ltd: Developing and executing Santander mental health in the workplace strategy

Presented by David Moore, Head, Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Santander UK and Sharon De Mascia, Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Director at Cognoscenti Business Psychologists Ltd

A real world case study on how, using a three-level intervention strategy alongside a senior management engagement and responsibility piece, this presentation will give a comprehensive guide on how to embed a mental health workplace programme into your organisation.

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11:00 am

Refreshment break and networking

11:30 am

Morning breakout sessions

Select one of the following sessions:

  1. How and Why We Created A Mentally Healthier Work Place - presented by Kirstie Hawton, People Director at Octopus Investments
  2. Incorporating a mental health strategy within your ISO 45001-management system – presented by Kate Breslin, Product Specialist ISO 45001 at SGS

Session 1:

Details to follow shortly.

Session 2:

We will look at how mental health is incorporated into the requirements of ISO 45001, the occupational health and safety standard, that will support organisations to improve employee health and safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer, healthier working conditions.  In this session we will show you how to develop your management system to incorporate a mental health and wellbeing strategy that will help embed the health and wellbeing strategy throughout the organisation, raising awareness of the strategy and encouraging usage and uptake.

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12:30 pm

Lunch and networking

1:45 pm

Afternoon breakout sessions

Select one of the following sessions:

  1. The mental health needs of an aging workforce, presented by Dr Sheena Johnson 
  2. Practical Steps to Psychological Wellbeing in Your Organisation, presented by David Moore, Head, Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Santander UK and Sharon De Mascia, Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Director at Cognoscenti Business Psychologists Ltd

Session 1:

Considering the health and wellbeing implications of managing an aging workforce is a complex and ever changing issue that every employer faces. This presentation will introduce a set of best practice guidelines, using a case study of professional drivers, which can be adopted by any employer.

Session 2:

In this participative workshop, Sharon and David will explore the steps needed to improve psychological wellbeing in an organisation e.g where is the best place to start? What considerations will there be? What should you avoid? What do you already have in place that you can utilise? How do you progress from where you are? Come along and bring your questions for discussion.

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2:45 pm

Refreshment break and networking

3:15 pm

The law and mental health in the workplace

Presented by Naeema Choudry, Partner at Human Resources Practice Group

Naeema will consider the legal position in relation to wellbeing at work and the roles and responsibilities managers have in ensuring that they create the correct conditions for employees to thrive in the workplace. She will also condition tricky issues such as dealing with and managing requests for flexible working from senior employees and older workers – studies show that only 9.8% of jobs paying more than £20,000 are advertised as flexible yet the demand for flexible working is greater than ever. Naeema will also consider how to overcome the negative effects of technology in the workplace which has resulted in employees being online for significant periods of time cutting into their leisure and rest times. The session will finish with a look at the law and mental health in the workplace.

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4:00 pm

Managing an employee with mental health issues

Presented by Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist at The Health and Safety Executive and Practitioner Chair, European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology

If you google managing an employee with mental health issues you get page after page of information on everything except managing an employee with mental health. What should you say; what should you not say; what polices should you adhere to, what help do you offer, what adjustments should you make. This session will give you some practical no nonsense advice.

4:45 pm

Closing comments

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Book today to qualify for the special early bird ticket price of £149
(normal price £199)

Ticket price includes full day conference programme and breakout sessions as well as hot lunch and a variety of snacks and refreshments throughout the day.