5th Annual MAD World Summit – Tuesday 11 October 2022 – draft agenda

Prepare for the next chapter in workplace mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace are more critical than ever before. In just two years, we’ve experienced a decade of change in the world of work. Burnout is ubiquitous, uncertainty persists and now the cost of living crisis is biting. 

Whilst adapting to meet fast-evolving employee needs and expectations undoubtedly presents challenges, it also opens up opportunities for employers to scale-up workplace mental health and wellbeing support, embed wellbeing as a strategic priority and set a new benchmark for best practice. Will the pandemic be remembered as a main cause of the Great Resignation, or a key driver of cultural change around mental health?

At the 5th annual MAD World Summit we’ll be helping employers to step-up their cultures of care by showcasing what’s working now and what’s needed next to weave wellbeing into their organisations’ DNA and really Make A Difference.

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Track 1 - Talent, Skills, Culture
Track 2 - Leadership & Collaboration
Track 3 - The Future...
Roundtables
Workshops

Track 1 - Talent, Skills, Culture

Insights into creating workplace cultures that support wellbeing, empower employees to thrive and retain talent by focusing on systemic prevention, skills development and engagement.

Sponsored by

Fika
08:00 – 08:45

Breakfast Briefings

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome, introduction and warm-up

09:10 - 09:35

Plenary Session – Opening keynote

09:35 - 10:15

Plenary Session – Keynote panel: Supporting mental health and wellbeing through challenging times to a brighter future for work

As they navigate the uncertainties of our world to plot a course to a positive future for work, our panel of leaders share lessons learned from the pandemic and insights into approaches that embed cultures of care that support mental health and wellbeing.

Chair

Jon Slade

Chief Commercial Officer, FT
Panelist

Sir Ian Cheshire

Chairman, C4
Panelist

Sarah Newton

Chair, Health and Safety Executive
10:15 - 10:45

Break

Please take some time to visit the exhibition.

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

After the break, attendees can choose to join case studies and panel discussions in 3 parallel tracks of curated content, or workshops, which can be viewed here.  Delegates are welcome to move between the Tracks at the end of each session.

10:45 - 10:50

Chair’s Intro to the Engagement, Talent, Culture Track

10:50 - 11:25

Mastering your mindset at work

As stigma around talking about mental health eases and understanding of neuroscience increases, there is growing recognition that triggers can have a profound impact on our ability to thrive at work. Drawing on personal experience, this session will outline practical ways we can approach mastering mindset in the workplace.

Speaker

Teodora Chatzisarros

Fashion, Business Development & Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy Leader, Amazon
11:25 - 12:05

Team talk: stop firefighting – start driving systemic changes that underpin wellbeing

With 54% of people in the UK lacking the practical skills to manage challenges and work in teams, many are struggling with burnout and presenteesim. This session will showcase insights from research into the practical behaviours and skills teams can nurture – wherever they are working - to drive systemic culture change that makes a real difference to workplace mental health and wellbeing.

12:05 - 12:45

Panel: Embedding mental health and wellbeing into organisational strategy

From individual, to team, to organisational responsibility. Picking up points from the preceding sessions, this panel will explore different approaches to creating cultures of wellbeing which support colleagues’ growth with flexible work practices that respect autonomy, are inclusive and foster connection. 

Panel including:

Chair

Geoff McDonald

Global Advocate, Campaigner and Consultant, Minds@Work
Panelist

Ryan Hopkins

Global Workplace of the Future Lead, Finastra
Panelist

Yulia O'Mahony

Global Head of Health & Resilience, Philip Morris International
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch, book signings and networking in the exhibition

Following the Lunch Break, attendees can choose to join case studies and panel discussions in 2 parallel tracks, roundtables or workshops.

Delegates are welcome to move between the Tracks at the end of each session.

14:00 - 14:05

Chair’s Intro

14:05 - 14:35

Meeting the mental health and wellbeing needs of a muti-generational workforce

Find out how this leading employer is preparing to stay ahead by putting wellbeing and purpose at the heart of the agenda and meeting the evolving expectations of its people at different points of their multi-staged life. 

14:35 - 15:05

Culture, psychological safety and DEI: navigating the intersection – globally

Good mental health at work is underpinned by psychological safety. But how can this be achieved as hybrid ways of working become the norm? Using concrete workplace examples this session will outline actionable tips to embrace best practice and create a “Speak up, listen up culture” that defends against microaggressions and builds inclusive teams - wherever they are working.

Speaker

Daisy Reeves

Global Inclusion & Diversity Partner, BCLP
15:05 - 15:45

Building and maintaining effective employee networks to champion wellbeing across the organisation

Allies, Ambassadors, Champions. Whatever you call them, many now recognise that employee resource groups can build on and bolster mental health and wellbeing initiatives. But others are struggling to get started or keep colleagues engaged. Learn from the lessons of three different wellbeing leaders, who are maintaining effective peer networks.

Panel to include:

Panelist

Hannah Pearsall

Head of Wellbeing, Hays
Panelist

Vashti Holland

National Wellbeing Lead, Guide Dogs
15:45 - 16:15

Break

Visit the exhibition.

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

16:15 - 17:00

Plenary Session – Closing keynote and announcement of Make A Difference Award winners

17:00 - 17:30

Drinks and Close

Track 2 - Leadership & Collaboration

Best practice, practical insights and inspiration for all those responsible for setting up, stepping up or rolling out workplace mental health and wellbeing strategies.

Sponsored by

Unmind
08:00 – 08:45

Breakfast Briefings

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome, introduction and warm-up

09:10 - 09:35

Plenary Session – Opening keynote

09:35 - 10:15

Plenary Session – Keynote panel: Supporting mental health and wellbeing through challenging times to a brighter future for work

As they navigate the uncertainties of our world to plot a course to a positive future for work, our panel of leaders share lessons learned from the pandemic and insights into approaches that embed cultures of care that support mental health and wellbeing.

Chair

Jon Slade

Chief Commercial Officer, FT
Panelist

Sir Ian Cheshire

Chairman, C4
Panelist

Sarah Newton

Chair, Health and Safety Executive
10:15 - 10:45

Break

Please take some time to visit the exhibition.

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

After the break, attendees can choose to join case studies and panel discussions in 3 parallel tracks of curated content, or workshops, which can be viewed here.  Delegates are welcome to move between the Tracks at the end of each session.

10:45 - 10:50

Chair’s Intro to the Leadership & Collaboration Track

10:50 - 11:25

Stepping up mental health and wellbeing support – whatever your budget

Mental health and wellbeing support doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Learn from two very different approaches, with transferable insights for any employer wanting to maximise wellbeing budgets to deliver the tools and interventions that address your people’s needs – from bereavement to menopause and beyond.

Panelist

Paul Caudwell

Health Wellbeing Manager, Co-op
11:25 - 12:05

Leading culture change for a new era of mental wellbeing

As workplace mental health and wellbeing programmes evolve and mature in line with evolving employee expectations, it’s increasingly recognised that leaders need to be able to create psychologically safe and engaged workplace cultures that enable colleagues to thrive. Join this session to understand the practical strategies that will turn talk around culture change into action.

12:05 - 12:45

Panel: Who needs a Chief Wellbeing Officer? Your career in workplace mental health and wellbeing

Unlike other professions, there’s currently no set path if you want to build your career in the fast-evolving world of workplace wellbeing. Our panel of wellbeing leaders will share their personal experiences, identify best practice approaches to professional development and consider who is best placed to drive this agenda within organisations.

Lauren Appleby

Mental Health Programme Manager, Meta
Panelist

Charles Alberts

Global Head of Wellbeing and Employee Experience, Clifford Chance LLP
Panelist

Arti Kashyap-Aynsley

Global Head of Health & Wellbeing, Ocado Group
Panelist

Somayeh Rahimi

Wellbeing Manager UK, Computacenter
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch, book signings and networking in the exhibition

Following the Lunch Break, attendees can choose to join case studies and panel discussions in 2 parallel tracks, roundtables or workshops.

Delegates are welcome to move between the Tracks at the end of each session.

14:00 - 14:05

Chair’s Intro

14:05 - 14:35

Stronger together: how employers can collaborate to level-up the nation’s health

The government and healthcare system can only address some of the systemic issues leading to poor health, and there is growing awareness that many of the solutions lie outside the NHS and that the business community has immense power to drive positive change and impact.

14:35 -15:05

Heading off “them and us” tensions that undermine mental health and wellbeing

Whilst new ways of working are benefitting many, others feel left behind. And with pressures increasing, conflict can erode an organisation’s culture and impact mental health. Join this session to debunk myths and challenge perceptions about how unions and employers can work effectively together to support mental health by tackling tensions before conflict arises.   

15:05 - 15:45

Your job can be good for you – backing business to revolutionise ways of working

To attract and retain top talent, employers need to treat their people as discerning customers, with an individual and inclusive approach that protects and promotes mental health and wellbeing. Hear how forward-thinking employers are enabling employees to take ownership of their own “good” job, based on what is important to them, supported by managers and aligned with organisational practices and policies.

Panel to include:

Chair

Dr Fiona Adshead

Chair, Sustainable Healthcare Coalition
Panelist

Naeema Choudry

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
Panelist

Amanda Owen MBE

Wellbeing, Health and Safety Director, Heathrow Airport
15:45 - 16:15

Break

Visit the exhibition.

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

16:15 - 17:00

Plenary Session – Closing keynote and announcement of Make A Difference Award winners

17:00 - 17:30

Drinks and Close

Track 3 - The Future...

Stay ahead of the latest developments and assess approaches to future-proofing workplace mental health and wellbeing strategies.

Sponsored by

Koa Health
08:00 – 08:45

Breakfast Briefings

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome, introduction and warm-up

09:10 - 09:35

Plenary Session – Opening keynote

09:35 - 10:15

Plenary Session – Keynote panel: Supporting mental health and wellbeing through challenging times to a brighter future for work

As they navigate the uncertainties of our world to plot a course to a positive future for work, our panel of leaders share lessons learned from the pandemic and insights into approaches that embed cultures of care that support mental health and wellbeing.

Chair

Jon Slade

Chief Commercial Officer, FT
Panelist

Sir Ian Cheshire

Chairman, C4
Panelist

Sarah Newton

Chair, Health and Safety Executive
10:15 - 10:45

Break

Please take some time to visit the exhibition.

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

After the break, attendees can choose to join case studies and panel discussions in 3 parallel tracks of curated content, or workshops, which can be viewed here.  Delegates are welcome to move between the Tracks at the end of each session.

10:45 - 10:50

Chair’s Intro to The Future track

10:50 - 11:25

The case for investment in workplace wellbeing – pandemic and beyond

With leaders facing a barrage of competing priorities, in order to sustain investment, employers are increasingly calling for ways to effectively assess needs and monitor the impact of mental health and wellbeing interventions. Discover tangible takeaways and best-practice approaches to making the case for investment in workplace wellbeing.

11:25 - 12:05

The future of mental health at work: it’s personal

It’s essential that employers look ahead and anticipate the changing mental health needs of their employees. Join this session for an opportunity to share ideas around what we can expect from the future of mental health at work, and what this means for wellbeing leaders who want to make sure they have the right, personalised support in place

12:05 - 12:45

Panel: Compulsory reporting on wellbeing. Are you ready?

Until recently, health has been missing from the environmental and social factors that investors take seriously. But now there’s a call for the H to be put into ESG and for reporting on wellbeing to be mandatory. Have your say. Would this help or hinder your work? 

Panel to include:

Panelist

Josh Krichefski

Global COO and CEO EMEA, Media Com
Panelist

Arti Kashyap-Aynsley

Global Head of Health & Wellbeing, Ocado Group
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch, book signings and networking in the exhibition

Following the Lunch Break, attendees can choose to join case studies and panel discussions in 2 parallel tracks, roundtables or workshops.

Delegates are welcome to move between the Tracks at the end of each session.

14:00 - 15:45

Roundtables

Deep dive into topics that matter, share experiences and build your toolkit of solutions. 

Each roundtable lasts 45 minutes. Delegates will be able to attend 2 different roundtables and can also move between tracks.

14.00 – 14.45: Round 1

15.00 – 15.45: Round 2

Proposed roundtable topics:

How to help languishing colleagues flourish in the hybrid world of work

Should you extend mental health support to employees’ family members?

Using storytelling to maintain momentum behind the shift from stigma to solutions

Tried and tested approaches to getting and keeping boardroom buy-in

Adapting to support the individual wellbeing of colleagues at different life stages

Practical ways to create psychological safety at work

Creating safe spaces at work

Training managers to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of hybrid teams

Seamlessly integrating talent, DEI and wellbeing initiatives

Tried and tested approaches to assessing the mental health and wellbeing needs of your people

Overcoming silos to create a culture of wellbeing

15:45 - 16:15

Break

Visit the exhibition.

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

16:15 - 17:00

Plenary Session – Closing keynote and announcement of Make A Difference Award winners

17:00 - 17:30

Drinks and Close

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