Roundtable Sessions sponsored by

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.

Working together toward preventative mental health action

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
Paul Hendry
SPEAKER

Paul Hendry

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

Working together toward preventative mental health action

WHAT DOES SUCCESSFUL WORKPLACE WELLBEING LOOK LIKE?

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
ROBERT MANSON
SPEAKER

ROBERT MANSON

Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, RWE Generation
ROBERT MANSON

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

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
LUCILE KAMAR
SPEAKER

LUCILE KAMAR

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, ITN
LUCILE KAMAR

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

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
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

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

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
LESLEY WOODS
SPEAKER

LESLEY WOODS

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

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

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?
FRANCINE WATSON
SPEAKER

FRANCINE WATSON

Be Well Programme Director, Barclays
FRANCINE WATSON

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

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
DR JUDITH GRANT
SPEAKER

DR JUDITH GRANT

Workplace Wellbeing Strategist,

Joining the dots to embed wellbeing across the organisation

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
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

Stronger together: how employers and businesses can collaborate with the NHS 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. Join this roundtable to discuss:

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

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

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
EMMA GAGE
SPEAKER

EMMA GAGE

Wellbeing Campaign Manager, Business in the Community
EMMA GAGE

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

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

ANDREW WELLS
SPEAKER

ANDREW WELLS

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
ANDREW WELLS

Getting and keeping boardroom buy-in for better wellbeing

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
Jonathan Best
SPEAKER

Jonathan Best

Chief Commercial Officer, GoodShape
Jonathan Best