5th Annual MAD World Summit – Tuesday 11 October 2022

Agenda is subject to change

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
Think Tank

Think Tank

10:45 - 12:15

Think Tank Speakers

Chair

Dame Carol Black

Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS Improvement, and Chair, Centre for Ageing Better & Independent Adviser to Government on Combatting Drugs Misuse
Host

Ranjan Singh

CEO and Co-Founder, HealthHero

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
07:45 - 08:45am

Breakfast Briefing 07:45 – 08:45am

The Great Balancing Act - how to support the wellbeing of employees balancing work with caregiving responsibilities 

Sponsored by

Around 7 in 10 (73.2%) couple families have both parents in employment. 8.4 million informal caregivers in the UK are juggling work with an average of 12 hours p/w of care for elderly, disabled or sick loved ones. This is the overwhelming reality that many of your people are living and it’s a workplace issue too:

  •         40% of employees rank family responsibilities as the top reason for absence.
  •         600 people give up work every day to look after a relative.
  •         Women provide 3x more unpaid care work than men (76.2%) affecting labour force participation, income and health

Drawing on case studies and lived experience, this briefing will highlight the practical steps employers can take to support the wellbeing of working carers and why it makes good business sense.

Speaker

Charlie Lynn

Managing Director, Planit Ltd
Speaker

Lisa Robinson

CEO & Founder, companiions
09:00 - 09:05

Welcome, introduction and signing warm up led by City Lit

Mark Hopkinson

Head of the Centre for Deaf Education, City Lit
09:05 - 09:35

Plenary Session – Opening Keynote: 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
09:35 - 10:15

Plenary Session – Keynote panel: Call to action from the Chief Finance Office

In order for wellbeing to unlock sustainable value generation, it’s essential for Board level executives to understand that it's non-negotiable. This diverse panel of leaders will equip you with the language and knowledge to shift your organisation to one where your Finance team has a critical role to play – not just with the economic case but also with the imperative cultural shift.

Chair

Javier Echave

CFO, Heathrow Airport, Co-Chair European CFO Leadership Network, HRH Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), and Chair of Wellbeing Leadership Team, Business in the Community (BITC)
Panelist

Dorothy Day

Chief People Officer, GoodShape
Panelist

Dr Heather Melville OBE CCMI

Senior Managing Director, Teneo People Advisory
Panelist

Angela Noon

Chief Financial Officer, Royal Mail Group
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 Talent, Skills, Culture Track

Chair

Petra Velzeboer

CEO of PVL, Mental Health Consultant, Psychotherapist, TedX Speaker, PVL
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

Workplace wellbeing starts with teamwork

Business as usual (e.g. workload, competing priorities, challenging relationships) is consistently identified as one of the leading causes of mental health decline in the workplace. Our research has found that 54% of UK workers lack the practical skills to manage workplace pressures, yet 84% either aren't aware of or haven't accessed the optional health and wellbeing benefits available to them. This session will discuss why integrated workplace wellbeing initiatives need to begin with teams and focus on how they work together. And we'll showcase how psychologically-informed training for teams, enabled by technology, can lead to positive systemic change.

Speaker

Abi Chamberlain

Former England rugby player and 7s captain, now, Director of Client Services, Equiris Consulting

Dr Fran Longstaff

Head of Psychology, Fika
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 for Mental Health in the Workplace; Co-Founder, Mind@Work; Previously Global VP HR, Unilever, Minds@Work
Panelist

Ryan Hopkins

Future of Wellbeing Lead, Deloitte
Panelist

Yulia O'Mahony

Global Head of Health & Resilience, Philip Morris International
Panelist

Eddie Salmon

Global Client Success Director, Investors in People
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch, book signings and networking in the exhibition

Book signing in the obo Cafe with Dr. Samara Linton -  The Colour of Madness

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

Petra Velzeboer

CEO of PVL, Mental Health Consultant, Psychotherapist, TedX Speaker, PVL
14:05 - 14:35

Using data driven insights to translate a wellbeing strategy into a multi-geography communication and engagement strategy

Why do so many employers struggle to engage colleagues with their mental health and wellbeing programmes? This case study will showcase how FirstRand has tuned into the voice of the employee and mapped key messages to drive emotional connection to employee wellbeing offerings, pivot from service offering to engagement principles and land a wellbeing brand that resonates with colleagues from diverse cultures.

Speaker

Kirsty Lamberti Fisher

Head: Internal Branding and Group Communications, FirstRand
Speaker

Daniel Munslow

Group Communications, FirstRand
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 Client Relationship 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:

Chair

Hannah Pearsall

Head of Wellbeing, Hays
Panelist

Vashti Holland

National Wellbeing Lead, Guide Dogs
Panelist

Katherine O'Hara

Therapy Area Specialist and Wellbeing Ambassador, Pfizer Oncology UK
Panelist

Jade Stanley

Client Services Team Manager and Heart & Soul London Lead, Spotify
15:45 - 16:15

Break

Visit the exhibition.

Book signing in the obo Cafe with Dr. Samara Linton -  The Colour of Madness

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

16:15 - 17:00

Plenary Session – Closing keynote – Mark Malcomson, in conversation with Clarke Carlisle

Clarke Carlisle has performed at the highest levels of professional football, first as a player and then in governance.  Operating at the level, with the profile and exposure it brings, creates huge pressure for an individual.  How does that pressure affect you on a personal and professional level?  What are the effects on your mental and physical wellbeing?  Clarke will join Mark Malcomson for a wide-ranging conversation about his life and work and the importance of mental wellbeing.

Speaker

MARK MALCOMSON CBE

Principal and Chief Executive, City Lit

Clarke Carlisle

Former Premier League Footballer
17:00 - 17:30

Drinks, Networking 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
07:45 - 08:45am

Breakfast Briefing 07:45 – 08:45am

The Great Balancing Act - how to support the wellbeing of employees balancing work with caregiving responsibilities 

Sponsored by

Around 7 in 10 (73.2%) couple families have both parents in employment. 8.4 million informal caregivers in the UK are juggling work with an average of 12 hours p/w of care for elderly, disabled or sick loved ones. This is the overwhelming reality that many of your people are living and it’s a workplace issue too:

  •         40% of employees rank family responsibilities as the top reason for absence.
  •         600 people give up work every day to look after a relative.
  •         Women provide 3x more unpaid care work than men (76.2%) affecting labour force participation, income and health

Drawing on case studies and lived experience, this briefing will highlight the practical steps employers can take to support the wellbeing of working carers and why it makes good business sense.

Speaker

Charlie Lynn

Managing Director, Planit Ltd
Speaker

Lisa Robinson

CEO & Founder, companiions
09:00 - 09:05

Welcome, introduction and signing warm up led by City Lit

Mark Hopkinson

Head of the Centre for Deaf Education, City Lit
09:05 - 09:35

Plenary Session – Opening Keynote: 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
09:35 - 10:15

Plenary Session – Keynote panel: Call to action from the Chief Finance Office

In order for wellbeing to unlock sustainable value generation, it’s essential for Board level executives to understand that it's non-negotiable. This diverse panel of leaders will equip you with the language and knowledge to shift your organisation to one where your Finance team has a critical role to play – not just with the economic case but also with the imperative cultural shift.

Chair

Javier Echave

CFO, Heathrow Airport, Co-Chair European CFO Leadership Network, HRH Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), and Chair of Wellbeing Leadership Team, Business in the Community (BITC)
Panelist

Dorothy Day

Chief People Officer, GoodShape
Panelist

Dr Heather Melville OBE CCMI

Senior Managing Director, Teneo People Advisory
Panelist

Angela Noon

Chief Financial Officer, Royal Mail Group
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

Chair

Dr Jo Yarker

Director, Affinity Health at Work, Birkbeck, University of London
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.

Interviewer

Claire Farrow

Global Head of Content, Make A Difference Media, the MAD World Summit and The Watercooler
In conversation with

Paul Caudwell

Health Wellbeing Manager, Co-op
In conversation with

June Clark

Market Health and Wellbeing Manager, Nestlé UK & Ireland
11:25 - 12:05

Measure it, manage it: Leading cultural change for the next generation of mental wellbeing

The next chapter in workplace wellbeing is about driving culture change. Leaders need the confidence and conviction to demonstrate the impact of our wellbeing strategies – on an individual and an organisational level. And this takes getting deep into the data. Because you can't manage what you can't measure.

In this session, we'll explore:

- The whole person, whole-organisation approach
- The Measure > Understand > Act model
- The four driving forces of cultural change

Speaker

DR NICK TAYLOR

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, Unmind
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 debate who is best placed to drive this agenda within organisations.

Chair

Lauren Applebey

Mental Health Program Manager, Meta
Panelist

Charles Alberts

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

Hayley Farrell

Global Wellbeing & Resilience Manager, Arcadis
Panelist

Somayeh Rahimi

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

Lunch, book signings and networking in the exhibition

Book signing in the obo Cafe with Dr. Samara Linton -  The Colour of Madness

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.

Afternoon sponsor

14:00 - 14:05

Chair’s Intro

Ngozi Weller

Director, Aurora Wellness
14:05 - 14:35

Case study: How Specsavers is fostering a culture of care

According to Headspace Health's research, 81 percent of global employees agree that employers have a responsibility to help them manage their mental health. Join this session to find out how Specsavers is embedding wellbeing by creating a culture of care right across the organisation, where benefits and rewards fit into the workplace wellbeing equation and approaches to measuring the ROI of solutions.

Speaker

Ian Glendinning

Director of Reward & Policy, Specsavers
Speaker

Neelum Prakash

VP International, Headspace for Work
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. 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.   

Speaker

Shelly Asquith

Health and Safety Officer, Trades Union Congress
Speaker

Marina Glasgow

Chief Conciliator, Acas
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 and member of Business in the Community's "Better Work" Advisory Board
Panelist

Arti Kashyap-Aynsley

Global Head of Health & Wellbeing, Ocado Group
Panelist

Amanda Owen MBE

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

Break

Visit the exhibition.

Book signing in the obo Cafe with Dr. Samara Linton -  The Colour of Madness

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

16:15 - 17:00

Plenary Session – Closing keynote – Mark Malcomson, in conversation with Clarke Carlisle

Clarke Carlisle has performed at the highest levels of professional football, first as a player and then in governance.  Operating at the level, with the profile and exposure it brings, creates huge pressure for an individual.  How does that pressure affect you on a personal and professional level?  What are the effects on your mental and physical wellbeing?  Clarke will join Mark Malcomson for a wide-ranging conversation about his life and work and the importance of mental wellbeing.

Speaker

MARK MALCOMSON CBE

Principal and Chief Executive, City Lit

Clarke Carlisle

Former Premier League Footballer
17:00 - 17:30

Drinks, Networking 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
07:45 - 08:45am

Breakfast Briefing 07:45 – 08:45am

The Great Balancing Act - how to support the wellbeing of employees balancing work with caregiving responsibilities 

Sponsored by

Around 7 in 10 (73.2%) couple families have both parents in employment. 8.4 million informal caregivers in the UK are juggling work with an average of 12 hours p/w of care for elderly, disabled or sick loved ones. This is the overwhelming reality that many of your people are living and it’s a workplace issue too:

  •         40% of employees rank family responsibilities as the top reason for absence.
  •         600 people give up work every day to look after a relative.
  •         Women provide 3x more unpaid care work than men (76.2%) affecting labour force participation, income and health

Drawing on case studies and lived experience, this briefing will highlight the practical steps employers can take to support the wellbeing of working carers and why it makes good business sense.

Speaker

Charlie Lynn

Managing Director, Planit Ltd
Speaker

Lisa Robinson

CEO & Founder, companiions
09:00 - 09:05

Welcome, introduction and signing warm up led by City Lit

Mark Hopkinson

Head of the Centre for Deaf Education, City Lit
09:05 - 09:35

Plenary Session – Opening Keynote: 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
09:35 - 10:15

Plenary Session – Keynote panel: Call to action from the Chief Finance Office

In order for wellbeing to unlock sustainable value generation, it’s essential for Board level executives to understand that it's non-negotiable. This diverse panel of leaders will equip you with the language and knowledge to shift your organisation to one where your Finance team has a critical role to play – not just with the economic case but also with the imperative cultural shift.

Chair

Javier Echave

CFO, Heathrow Airport, Co-Chair European CFO Leadership Network, HRH Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), and Chair of Wellbeing Leadership Team, Business in the Community (BITC)
Panelist

Dorothy Day

Chief People Officer, GoodShape
Panelist

Dr Heather Melville OBE CCMI

Senior Managing Director, Teneo People Advisory
Panelist

Angela Noon

Chief Financial Officer, Royal Mail Group
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

Chair

Simon Blake OBE

Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid England
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, monitor the impact and demonstrate the ROI of mental health and wellbeing programmes. Discover tangible takeaways and best-practice approaches to making the case for investment in workplace wellbeing.

Speaker

Elizabeth Hampson

Partner, Deloitte
Speaker

Kerrie Smith

Head of Health and Wellbeing, Mace
11:25 - 12:05

Creating sustainable wellbeing to enable your people (and your business) to thrive

How can organisations committed to integrating mental health into their CSR strategy ensure that their approach isn’t just a stop-gap? What makes an employee wellbeing strategy sustainable over time in a swiftly evolving workplace and unstable labour market? Gain insights into what to expect in the future of mental health at work, as well as practical tips on how to leverage science to create a sustainable support system for mental and organisational health.

Speaker

Nicky Hemmings

Workplace Scientist, Koa Health
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch, book signings and networking in the exhibition

Book signing in the obo Cafe with Dr. Samara Linton -  The Colour of Madness

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.

12:05 - 12:45

Panel: Reporting on wellbeing. Are you ready?

Increasingly, investors are recognising that employee mental health and wellbeing is very much part and parcel of a company’s social impact. So, how do we ensure the appropriate wellbeing metrics are accounted for within the S of ESG? Find out about the leading initiatives in this space and have your say. Would mandatory reporting on wellbeing help or hinder your work?

Panel to include:

Chair

Catherine de la Poer

Founder, Halcyon Coaching Ltd and Adjunct Professor, Hult International Business School
Panelist

Simon Blake OBE

Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid England
Panelist

Sarah Cunningham

Managing Director, World Wellbeing Director
Panelist

Josh Krichefski

Global COO, EssenceMediacom
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

For full details on Roundtable topics and speakers, follow this link

 

Roundtable 1: Working together toward preventative mental health action

Paul Hendry, Global VP for HSE, Jacobs

 

Roundtable 2: What does successful workplace wellbeing look like?

Robert Manson, Head of Occupational Health & Wellbeing, RWE Generation

 

Roundtable 3: Seamlessly integrating DEI with wellbeing to support the individual needs of a multigenerational workforce

Lucile Kamar, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, ITN

 

Roundtable 4: 14:00pm - Using storytelling to maintain momentum behind the shift from stigma to solutions

Jill Hughes, Managing Director, Accenture UK

Richard Martin, Co-Chair of Central Steering Committee, This is Me, Executive Officer, Mindful Business Charter and Principal Consultant and mental health lead, Byrne Dean

 

Roundtable 4: 15:00pm - Using storytelling to maintain momentum behind the shift from stigma to solutions

Lesley Woods, Chief Communications Officer, Campaigns, Ministry of Defence and Squadron Leader, Media Operations Officer, RAF Reserves

 

Roundtable 5: Moving to the next level of maturity for workplace mental health and wellbeing

Francine Watson, Global Director Wellbeing, Barclays

 

Roundtable 6: Supporting colleagues with Long Covid and other long-term mental and physical health conditions

Judith Grant, Workplace Wellbeing Strategist

 

Roundtable 7: Joining the dots to embed wellbeing across the organisation

Lea Ghanem, Co-Chair of the Wellbeing Blend – Starbucks EMEA

Robert Wigmore, Co-Chair of the Wellbeing Blend – Starbucks EMEA

 

Roundtable 8: Stronger together: how employers and businesses can collaborate with the NHS to level-up the nation's health

Tina Woods, Founder & Chief Executive, Business for Health

Jordan Cummins, Health Director, CBI

 

Roundtable 9: Realistic approaches to balancing business and employee wellbeing needs in the new world of work

Emma Gage, Wellbeing Campaign Manager, Business in the Community

 

Roundtable 10: Framing wellbeing within your organisation to drive engagement and achieve the best outcomes

Andrew Wells, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

 

Roundtable 11: Getting and keeping boardroom buy-in for better wellbeing

Jonathan Best, Chief Commercial Officer, GoodShape

15:45 - 16:15

Break

Visit the exhibition.

Book signing in the obo Cafe with Dr. Samara Linton -  The Colour of Madness

Recharge, gather your thoughts and share experiences.

16:15 - 17:00

Plenary Session – Closing keynote – Mark Malcomson, in conversation with Clarke Carlisle

Clarke Carlisle has performed at the highest levels of professional football, first as a player and then in governance.  Operating at the level, with the profile and exposure it brings, creates huge pressure for an individual.  How does that pressure affect you on a personal and professional level?  What are the effects on your mental and physical wellbeing?  Clarke will join Mark Malcomson for a wide-ranging conversation about his life and work and the importance of mental wellbeing.

Speaker

MARK MALCOMSON CBE

Principal and Chief Executive, City Lit

Clarke Carlisle

Former Premier League Footballer
17:00 - 17:30

Drinks, Networking and Close

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Roundtables

After lunch, from 14:00 – 15:45, running in parallel, delegates can choose to join roundtables. Here you can 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 also move between tracks.

You can sign up for the roundtables from 8.00am on the day of the event at the venue. If you need any help with understanding how the roundtables work, please contact us at info@madworldsummit.com.

Sponsored by

GoodShape
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Working together toward preventative mental health action

Paul Hendry
SPEAKER

Paul Hendry

Global Vice President for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Jacobs
Paul Hendry

With much of our adult life spent in the workplace, organisations are in a unique position to take the lead in the protection of mental health and the implementation of preventative strategies. Many businesses recognise the benefits of a mentally healthy workplace and talk about the need for greater awareness and understanding. But how do we move from awareness to preventative action? Join this roundtable to share ideas around:
  • What role organisations can play in preventative action
  • Implementing change while meeting business demands
  • Reshaping the workplace environment to protect mental health
  • Reach across the boundaries of our own organisations to take preventative action together
Working together toward preventative mental health action
2

WHAT DOES SUCCESSFUL WORKPLACE WELLBEING LOOK LIKE?

ROBERT MANSON
SPEAKER

ROBERT MANSON

Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, RWE Generation
ROBERT MANSON

Increasingly, employers are recognising the need to assess needs and measure the impact of mental health and wellbeing programmes. But many are struggling to understand what metrics they should be gathering, how to present them in a meaningful way and what benchmark they should be aiming for. Join this roundtable to share thoughts and experiences around:
  • The metrics we should be using to evaluate wellbeing and approaches to gathering the right qualitative and quantitative insights for your organisation
  • How this works in a global environment where colleagues in different countries have different expectations around KPIs
  • What's working well and what's not working well with wellbeing
3

Seamlessly integrating DEI with wellbeing to support the individual needs of a multigenerational workforce

LUCILE KAMAR
SPEAKER

LUCILE KAMAR

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, ITN
LUCILE KAMAR

Intersectionality and inclusivity increasingly feature as a focal point in discussions about workplace mental health and wellbeing. But many employers are struggling to create a joined-up approach that speaks to individual needs, regardless of their background. Join this roundtable to find out how ITN has taken an integrated approach to supporting the mental health of diverse colleagues impacted by recent events and share thoughts around
  • How DEI and Wellbeing teams can work collaboratively to ensure maximum reach and effectiveness of mental health programmes
  • Understanding workplace challenges and cultural stigma faced by employees from diverse backgrounds around mental health
  • Creating a strategy that support the different needs and expectations of a multigenerational workforce
4

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

JILL HUGHES
SPEAKER

JILL HUGHES

Managing Director & Executive Sponsor Mental Health, Accenture UK
JILL HUGHES

RICHARD MARTIN
SPEAKER

RICHARD MARTIN

Co-Chair of Central Steering Committee, This is Me, Executive Officer, Mindful Business Charter and Principal Consultant and mental health lead, Byrne Dean
RICHARD MARTIN

14:00 - 14:45 Whether you're just getting started, or you're moving to the next level of implementation of your mental health and wellbeing programmes, storytelling is a powerful vehicle for normalising conversations around mental health and wellbeing and turning talk into action - right across the year. Join this roundtable discussion to share ideas around:
  • How to field stories - including finding a diverse range of voices, representing different levels of seniority, who are happy to share their story
  • Approaches to getting stories to land well with your internal audience
  • Using storytelling to maintain momentum and build colleague confidence around talking about mental health and wellbeing
5

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

LESLEY WOODS
SPEAKER

LESLEY WOODS

Chief Communications Officer, Campaigns, Ministry of Defence and Squadron Leader, Media Operations Officer, RAF Reserves
LESLEY WOODS

15:00 - 15:45 Whether you're just getting started, or your moving to the next level of implementation of your mental health and wellbeing programmes, storytelling is a powerful vehicle for  normalising conversations around mental health and wellbeing and turning talk into action - right across the year. Drawing on the facilitator's experiences of bullet-proof storytelling for the Ministry of Defence, join this roundtable discussion to share ideas around:
  • How to field stories - including finding a diverse range of voices, representing different levels of seniority, who are happy to share their story
  • Approaches to getting stories to land well with your internal and external audiences
  • Using storytelling to maintain momentum and build colleague confidence around talking about mental health and wellbeing
6

Moving to the next level of maturity for workplace mental health and wellbeing

FRANCINE WATSON
SPEAKER

FRANCINE WATSON

Be Well Programme Director, Barclays
FRANCINE WATSON

Whilst some organisations are still struggling to get started with implementing a workplace wellbeing strategy, others are moving to the next level of maturity. Join this roundtable to share ideas around:
  • How do Wellbeing Leaders need to adapt their approach to reflect increasing requirements to show duty of care, support ESG etc?
  • How can the new technology we've become used to during the pandemic help to provide wellbeing related data?
  • Faced with a barrage of solutions, how would employers like to see suppliers evolving their offerings?
7

Supporting colleagues with Long Covid and other long-term mental and physical health conditions

DR JUDITH GRANT
SPEAKER

DR JUDITH GRANT

Workplace Wellbeing Strategist,

With 1.8 million people estimated to have Long Covid in the UK, it's an issue which is increasingly on employers' minds. As roundtable facilitator, Dr Judith Grant will draw on her knowledge as a leading wellbeing practitioner, as well as her own personal experience of Long Covid, Join this roundtable to share ideas around:

  • Working with a long term health condition
  • The challenges of returning to work following absence, and the vocational support that employers can offer
8

Joining the dots to embed wellbeing across the organisation

LEA GHANEM
SPEAKER

LEA GHANEM

Co-Chair of the Wellbeing Blend, Starbucks EMEA
LEA GHANEM

ROBERT WIGMORE
SPEAKER

ROBERT WIGMORE

Co-Chair of the Wellbeing Blend, Starbucks EMEA
ROBERT WIGMORE

Over the past two years, wellbeing at Starbucks has grown from being a simple grassroots movement of likeminded individuals to a force that's empowering a significant increase in partner’s wellbeing as measured by our employee survey. Join this roundtable to share thoughts around:
  • How to get everyone across different departments pulling together
  • What you can learn from other regions to achieve a global approach to wellbeing
  • Achieving a joined-up approach to mental, physical and financial wellbeing
9

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

JORDAN CUMMINS
SPEAKER

JORDAN CUMMINS

Health Director, CBI
JORDAN CUMMINS

TINA WOODS
SPEAKER

TINA WOODS

Chief Executive, Executive Board Member & Director, Business for Health
TINA WOODS

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. Join this roundtable to discuss:

  • Ways in which business and the NHS can collaborate moving forwards
10

Realistic approaches to balancing business and employee wellbeing needs in the new world of work

EMMA GAGE
SPEAKER

EMMA GAGE

Wellbeing Campaign Manager, Business in the Community
EMMA GAGE

Through the "Your job can be good for you" campaign, BITC has identified 6 actions employers can take to enable their employees to THRIVE: Tackle, Harness, Recognise, Innovate, Value, Enable. This roundtable will hone in on the "Recognise" element which encourages employers to recognise and balance business and employee needs, by providing flexibility in how, where and when people work.  Join this roundtable to share ideas around:
  • What's working and what's not working when it comes to flexible working
  • Ways to give employees working in warehouses, call centres, factories or shop floors a sense of autonomy over job design and workload
11

Framing wellbeing within your organisation to drive engagement and achieve the best outcomes

ANDREW WELLS
SPEAKER

ANDREW WELLS

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
ANDREW WELLS

How are you positioning workplace mental health and wellbeing within your organisation? Is it seen as the "right thing to do", or a way to head off negatives and crises? Or is it framed as a way to enable people to flourish at work? Join this roundtable to share ideas around: • How to effectively frame mental health and wellbeing within your organisation to drive engagement • Finding the balance between an individual and an employer's responsibility for mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
12

Getting and keeping boardroom buy-in for better wellbeing

Jonathan Best
SPEAKER

Jonathan Best

Chief Commercial Officer, GoodShape
Jonathan Best

Supporting workforce wellbeing isn’t just the right thing to do for your people. Done effectively, it holds powerful business benefits too, such as reduced risk, lower costs, and brand-building for better recruitment, retention, and reputation.  But how do you prove to your Board that employee wellbeing support isn’t just a ‘nice to have’, but an imperative for businesses to thrive in the new world of work? Join this roundtable to explore approaches to:
  • Accurately measuring the real issues impacting your people’s health
  • Targeting your support initiatives to best meet your people’s needs
  • Engaging functions across the Board for sustained wellbeing buy-in

Workshops

1

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

Time: 10:45 - 11:30
GOSIA BOWLING
SPEAKER

GOSIA BOWLING

Emotional Wellbeing National Lead, Nuffield Health
GOSIA BOWLING

Nuffield’s Health of the Nation Index in an annual barometer of 8,000 Britons’ physical and mental health. The 2022 index shows that many employees returning to work are languishing – which means they’re experiencing a sense of apathy, feeling unsettled or an overall lack of motivation. Join this workshop to find out:

  • What causes languishing
  • How to improve colleagues’ social connection and head-off loneliness by ensuring they have a sense of autonomy, competence and relatedness
  • Ways to help colleagues to manage their mental health in uncertain times
How to help languishing colleagues flourish in the hybrid world of work
2

Cutting through the noise: how to work out what’s right for your business when it comes to mental health

Time: 10:45 - 11:30
TIM DUNN
SPEAKER

TIM DUNN

Chief Commercial Officer, Onebright
TIM DUNN

CLARE PRICE
SPEAKER

CLARE PRICE

Director of Clinical Services, Onebright
CLARE PRICE

As an early adopter of workplace mental health and wellbeing solutions you may be looking to consolidate the services you have commissioned; equally you may be just starting your journey through the veritable maze of offerings and struggling to know how to get started to give you the best value outcomes for your budget.

If this resonates with you, join this workshop to find out:

  • Best practice approaches to assessing your organisational needs in terms of workplace mental health support
  • How to develop your vision in delivering your organisational mental health and wellbeing strategy
  • How to use the 3 pillars of mental health to focus on gaps in provision and the solutions which will deliver outcomes for your people
  • Development of comprehensive and cohesive pathways dovetailing services to prevent inefficiencies or doubling up in costs and service delivery
Cutting through the noise: how to work out what’s right for your business when it comes to mental health
3

The expert’s guide to menopause at work

Time: 12:00 - 12:45
NICK CALVERT
SPEAKER

NICK CALVERT

Head of Sales, Peppy
NICK CALVERT

ALEX FRYER
SPEAKER

ALEX FRYER

Senior Menopause Practitioner, Peppy
ALEX FRYER

THERESA WINTERS
SPEAKER

THERESA WINTERS

Senior HR Manager, Santander
THERESA WINTERS

The Expert Guide To Menopause Support in The Workplace event is run by Alex Fryer, a women’s health specialist with over 35 years of experience.

You’ll learn:

• Menopause facts everyone should know

• Tips from a leading menopause expert

• The staggering impact menopause support will have on your workforce

Menopause symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, sleep problems, and brain fog can negatively impact productivity, engagement, and your bottom line.

The expert’s guide to menopause at work
4

Mentor, motivator, moderator, mental health first aider… enabling people managers in the post pandemic workplace

Time: 12:00 - 12:45
TRACEY PAXTON
SPEAKER

TRACEY PAXTON

Managing Director, The Employee Resilience Company
TRACEY PAXTON

BETH SAMSON
SPEAKER

BETH SAMSON

Organisational Development and People Lead, Investors in People
BETH SAMSON

Despite a growing awareness of and support for mental health in UK workplaces, many employees remain reluctant to discuss their mental health with employers.

Join our discussion about the importance of championing and supporting people managers, with practical guidance on how to do so. The workshop will explore:

  • How the conversation around reactive ‘first aiders’ now develops into preventative mental health advocates
  • Whether training for managers to spot the signs of poor mental health has considered the sudden introduction to hybrid working, and change in interactions between managers and employees
  • Balancing the risk between engaging managers to champion mental health support whilst ensuring their own mental health is not impacted
  • Confidentiality and the importance of instilling trust to drive staff engagement
Mentor, motivator, moderator, mental health first aider… enabling people managers in the post pandemic workplace
5

Next Generation Mental Health: Reimagining workplace mental health and wellbeing

Time: 14:00 - 14:45
Dr Carolyn Lorian
SPEAKER

Dr Carolyn Lorian

Head of Clinical Transformation, SilverCloud Health
Dr Carolyn Lorian

Katharine Stanley
SPEAKER

Katharine Stanley

Sustainable Work / Wellbeing Lead, Deloitte
Katharine Stanley

In the aftermath of a global pandemic, never before has employee mental health and wellbeing been so high on the organisational agenda. Yet, in spite of increasing budgets and endless options in the market, many organisations struggle to put in place approaches that are both effective and sustainable. This workshop will explore how employers can challenge the status-quo to reimagine their approach to workplace mental health and wellbeing.

Join us for an engaging discussion and actionable insights on:

• The future landscape of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
• What organisations need to consider to future-proof their approach to employee mental health and wellbeing
• Practical approaches that all employers can use to reimagine their workplace wellbeing efforts

Next Generation Mental Health: Reimagining workplace mental health and wellbeing
6

Improving employee Financial Wellbeing through the cost-of-living crisis and beyond

Time: 14:00 - 14:45
DANIEL GILLETT
SPEAKER

DANIEL GILLETT

Business Development Director, MyEva

ZOE SEMMENS
SPEAKER

ZOE SEMMENS

Business Development Manager, MyEva

Toni Smith
SPEAKER

Toni Smith

Reward & Insights Manager, Ricoh UK
Toni Smith

Ahead of many, in 2019 Ricoh introduced financial wellbeing with a view to supporting both colleagues and the business. Join this session to find out what they’ve learned including:

  • How Ricoh identified a need for a financial wellbeing programme
  • Approaches to sourcing the right financial wellbeing solution for your people and your organisation – what to do and what not to do
  • The role of Financial Wellbeing ambassadors in the workplace
  • Brainstorm: getting your people through the cost-of-living crisis.
Improving employee Financial Wellbeing through the cost-of-living crisis and beyond
7

One Size Fails All: Why personalisation underpins successful wellbeing strategies

Time: 15:00 - 15:45
ROSIE BEARDSWORTH
SPEAKER

ROSIE BEARDSWORTH

Workplace Wellbeing Consultant, Virgin Pulse
ROSIE BEARDSWORTH

IAN MOLYNEUX
SPEAKER

IAN MOLYNEUX

Workplace Wellbeing Consultant, Virgin Pulse
IAN MOLYNEUX

A highly personalised employee wellbeing solution is the difference between the success or failure of your wellbeing strategy. Join this workshop to collaborate and explore:

  • How to identify the individual needs (and wants) of your people.
  • Why making assumptions about the needs of your people is the first step to failure – and risks wasting coveted budget!
  • How to be inclusive and meet the needs of everyone with a wellbeing provision which acknowledges and supports them as a unique human.
  • Appreciate neurodiversity and our uniqueness in thought and learning.
  • Understanding ‘the hook’ to engage even your hardest to reach populations.
  • Using data to inform your wellbeing investments.
  • Case study of how a client has used Virgin Pulse to engage a large diverse global population
One Size Fails All: Why personalisation underpins successful wellbeing strategies
8

Heart and Mind in Transformation: How to support employees through constant change and uncertainty

Time: 15:00 - 15:45
SOPHIE MACLAREN
SPEAKER

SOPHIE MACLAREN

Director, Awaris UK, and Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Said Business School
SOPHIE MACLAREN

Constant change and transformation are the new normal, and this comes with both a cost and opportunity.  It costs us time, energy and attention to change our habits and mindset – individually and as an organisation. With the right tools and understanding, it can also be a time of positive transformation and growth so that individuals and organisation emerge as leaders in their field- stronger, wiser, more resilient and on the cutting edge.  Join this workshop to gain an understanding of:

  • The neuroscience of shifting mindsets and habits, and practices that can help in this process.
  • How to design transformations that are more likely to bring along hearts and minds and more skilfully support people through times of uncertainty.
  • Growth mindset, psychological safety, and positive transformation.

 

Heart and Mind in Transformation: How to support employees through constant change and uncertainty