Cavendish Conference Centre 22 Duchess Mews London, W1G 9DT
Mental Health in the Workplace Conference
The Mental Health in the Workplace conference is supported by SGS UK and will take place at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London’s West End on Tuesday 14th June 2022. Bringing together those working in Human Resources, Health & Safety and those managing staff with mental health specialists, The Mental Health in the Workplace conference offers an education platform and discussion forum for everyone with responsibility for staff wellbeing.
Poor mental health has been cited as costing UK businesses between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, with an annual cost to the UK economy of between £74 billion and £99 billion.
According to published advise by the Government’s Department of Health one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives. It is therefore vital that employers and staff work towards a better understanding of and promote positive mental health as well as supporting those experiencing mental ill health.
Studies show that work places who promote a positive attitude towards mental health thrive: staff perform better, have fewer sick days, boast increased productivity and are more engaged in their work.
The Mental Health in the Workplace Conference is a deep dive conference with content that has been specially designed andcreated 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.
Presented by Lindsay Kohler, Lead Behavioural Scientist, Scarlettabbott
As we continue this period of a ‘great re-evaluation,’ your people are looking for more from their jobs and their employers — and will walk if they don’t get it.
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. Plus, she’ll touch on purpose — an important part of our day-to-day wellbeing. 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.
Presented by Kate Breslin, Product Specialist at SGS.
We will look at how mental health is incorporated into the requirements of ISO 45001, the occupational health and safety standard, that support’s 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.
Alison Pay, Managing Director, Mental Health at Work
What is the real cost of workplace mental health and what can organisations do to address this? In this session we’ll be discussing the current evidence around the economic cost of workplace mental health and how creating an open and supportive working environment, operating without stigma, can mitigate these costs.
Alison will consider where responsibilities sit in the workplace, including Duty of Care within the Equality Act 2010 and why investing in the skills to have conversations about mental health can support employees to return to health and minimise extended absence, presenteeism and turnover.
Panel: How and why we created a healthier workplace
Chaired by Paul Roberts, Senior Adviser, Acas
In this panel discussion, representatives from different industry sectors look back over the necessity of creating a mentally healthy workplace and share their experience and tips in how to best achieve this.
Delegates will leave this session with a host of tried and tested ideas to implement positive changes in their own work environment.
Panel Member - Kirstie Hawton, Head of Culture, Octopus Investments
Panel Member - Rebecca Piggott, HR Advisor, D&I and Mental Health Lead
Panel Member - Hugo Metcalfe, Co-Founder & Chief Psychologist, The Happy Mind Tribe
Lunch and networking
The law and mental health in the workplace
Presented by Naeema Choudry, Partner in the Employment, Labor and Pensions 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. Is flexible working here to stay following the pandemic? 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
Cultivating Culture: A Case Study Of Sandhurst Military Academy
Hugo Metcalfe, Co-Founder & Chief Psychologist, The Happy Mind Tribe
Your organisation's ‘Culture’ is at the heart of staff wellbeing, motivation and performance. This in turn directly impacts your organisational strategy, growth and development.
If terms like Values-Based Leadership, Psychological Contracts & Organisational Citizenship Behaviours are unfamiliar then I invite you to join me and explore how by harnessing the power of ‘meaning’ and ‘purpose’ we can support staff teams and organisations to thrive in ever changing times.
Eat Your Way to Better Mental Health – the importance of Nutrition in the Workplace
Christine Bailey, Director of Nutrition & Wellbeing, Thomas Franks Ltd
While there are many biological and bio-psychosocial factors involved with our mental health numerous research studies have highlighted the importance of nutrition as the key driving factor.
In this seminar Registered Performance Nutritionist for Thomas Franks Ltd Christine Bailey will provide an overview of the factors involved in depression and anxiety focusing on the key nutrients, diet and lifestyle factors that support mood and healthy stress response. She will discuss practical nutrition support in the workplace including food service and the dining experience together with employee nutrition & wellbeing support.
Becky Kearns, Natalie Silverman, Claire Ingle, Co-founders, Fertility Matters at Work
Many women and their partners fear telling their employers about their need to go for fertility treatment and that they are actively trying for a baby. Even though fertility struggles are being talked about more in the mainstream media, with high profiled names sharing experiences of IVF and pregnancy loss, many people will still suffer in silence. When you consider that 1 in 7 individuals in the UK will experience difficulties trying to build their family and think about your immediate work colleagues, it is very possible that it is affecting someone close to you, without you even knowing.
Jo-Ann Spronk, Co-Founder, CEO & Mental Health First Aid Instructor, The Happy Mind Tribe
Play has the ability to shift us from judgement into curiosity, it has the power to push past barriers of language and culture to covey messages of meaning that create deep connection and understanding. Yet most of us stop playing after childhood. In this short hands on experiential session, we’ll explore the benefits of multisensory play as a tool for wellbeing in the workplace.
Book today to qualify for the special early bird ticket price of £149
(normal price £199)
Ticket price includes full day conference programme as well as lunch and a variety of snacks and refreshments throughout the day.
To find out more about being a part of the Mental Health in the Workplace conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health in the Workplace Conference
When we think of health and safety it is usually physical protection that springs to mind. While this is obviously
important, so too is the psychological wellbeing of employees. SGS will demonstrate
how ISO 45001:2018 sets out a framework that all UK employers, no matter what their size or vertical sector, can implement
to quickly address any issues in this area. SGS will also be able to highlight how training and certification can make a
positive difference to how a business operates.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 93,000 employees, SGS operates a
network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.