The MAD World Festival content has been shaped with your needs at its heart. We know your time is valuable so we’ve packed loads of opportunities for inspiration, insight and collaboration into one full day. Across the day you’ll be able to choose the most relevant content and sessions. This ensures you walk away with the information and contacts YOU need to make a real impact on workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing in your organisation.

What will you leave with?

  • Knowledge that you can make a real difference, not only to the lives of your employees but also to the bottom line of your business
  • Practical and actionable solutionsthat can be implemented immediately in your workplace environment, with a strong focus on prevention
  • New business contacts, industry connections and friendsthat will help you implement sustainable mental health and wellbeing strategies
  • New understanding of what works and what doesn’t work, drawing on the experiences of both influential leaders in established industries and bold disruptors who are setting the benchmark for a new corporate culture
  • Insight into developments on the horizonthat you can use to future-proof strategies
  • Connections with the most innovative solution providersworking with leading businesses to deliver coherent strategies that are creating a tangible impact
  • A clear steeron the latest developments so you can future-proof your strategies

Who will you meet?

The MAD World Festival will be a melting pot of insight and inspiration. Responsibility for mental wellbeing crosses job titles, departments and sectors – from C-Suite to line managers and next-generation leadership teams, so this is the perfect opportunity for teams from different industries, and different sized businesses, to join the conversation including:

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Chief People Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Happiness Officer, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, HR Director, Director of Health and Safety, Director of Occupational Health, Director of Internal Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Mental Health Leader, Head of HR, Head of Happiness, Head of Wellbeing, Head of People & Talent, Head of Health, Safety & Environment, Head of People & Culture, Head of Employee Engagement, Head of Internal Communications, Next generation leadership teams and more.

Your MAD World Festival experience

Listen: Hear from cross-industry speakers from a wide range of sectors, all sharing their knowledge and experience on workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing. With C-level keynotes, thought-provoking panels, interactive round table discussions and workshops.

Share: Our backstage rooms are a real opportunity to learn from your cross-industry peers on how they are approaching the same challenges as you.

Learn: Our Festival tracks allow you to dive deeper into best practice case studies, with actionable takeaways.

Discover: Visit our supplier showcase and immerse yourself in the now and next of mental, physical and financial health, management practices, employee benefits and employee engagement.

Be inspired: Armed with insight into what works and what doesn’t work, go back to your workplace with a clear plan of action and fresh thinking so you can talk about mental health, wellbeing and workplace culture in a new way.

Choose the content most relevant to you

Whether you are looking for ways to build on and bolster your commitment to employee mental health and wellbeing or you are simply looking to get started, you will find content relevant to you.

View the agenda here.

Threading through this year’s Summit’s sessions are the themes of sustainability and diversity. Both underpin the provision of all-round, inclusive wellbeing of colleagues and the creation of working conditions under which every individual can thrive.

Collaboration is key for workplace wellbeing programmes to have real impact, so we’ve designed this year’s agenda to enable you to bring colleagues from across the organisation together to agree what’s needed now and next with this crucial agenda. With keynotes, panels, case studies and roundtables, there’s something for everyone.

For employee wellbeing initiatives to have real impact we need to break down silos and collaborate across departments.

Wherever you are on your employee wellbeing journey, join us for the premier B2B event for cross-sector collaboration, inspiration and to find the right solutions for your organisation – now, and for the future.

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Key Facts & Figures

Mental health is an issue your organisation can’t afford to ignore. Not only is there a huge human cost of poor mental health at work, looking after the mental health of employees makes business sense. Tackling stigma can make a real difference to sickness absence rates, presenteeism levels, staff wellbeing and productivity, and retention.