LONDON SUMMIT 2019
9th October 2019
GLOBAL MEDIA PARTNERS
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Workshops


NEW at Mad World Summit 2019 - 7 x FREE TO ATTEND Workshops

Workshops will run for 60 minutes and accommodate up to 40 attendees - seating is available on a first come basis but you can express interest in attending any or multiple workshops when you register. Please tick the boxes so we can manage your attendance.

1. A Positive Mental Health Culture - the art of listening and questioning

10.50 – 11.50


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2 .Diverse minds: Neurodiversity in the workplace – embracing and encouraging different ways of thinking

10.50 – 11.50 (1 Hour)


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3. What good looks like: how to produce, implement and communicate a mental health at work plan

12.00 – 13.00 (1 Hour)


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4. Gender Balance: but not as we know it - Emotional Support for Men in the Business World

12.00 – 13.00 (1 Hour)


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5. Meeting the university challenge: How higher education and employers can collaborate to support the mental health and wellbeing of students and new graduates

13.50 – 15.50 (2 Hours)


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6. Maximise impact and budgets with a joined up physical, mental and financial wellbeing strategy

13.50 – 14.50 (1 Hour)


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7. Workplace mental health and wellbeing innovation hub

15.00 – 16.00 (1 Hour)


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1. A Positive Mental Health Culture - the art of listening and questioning

10.50 – 11.50 (1 Hour)


Our fast-moving lives often mean that we'd rather get answers quickly to what we want to know, as opposed to listen to what someone else wants to tell us. In this interactive workshop, issues will come to life when you meet 'Hannah,' a successful account manager, who is now struggling at work and at home. Together, we'll focus on what it means to listen to 'Hannah' without compromise, to be in the moment, to respond with questions that further enable her to talk about what really matters.

Facilitator:


Amy McDonald
Co-Founder, Headtorch

Angus Robinson
Chairman, Headtorch



2. Diverse minds: Neurodiversity in the workplace – embracing and encouraging different ways of thinking

10.50 – 11.50 (1 Hour)


Throughout history, some of the most creative and innovative people in the world are considered to be neurodivergent. However, whilst there is increasing recognition relating to strengths and skills associated with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism or ADHD, many people who think differently to the majority still experience significant social exclusion. Facing significant barriers to gaining or retaining employment, and increased rates of mental health difficulties.

In this workshop we will explore neurodiversity in the workplace, how this relates to mental health, strengths, difficulties, the business case for neurodiversity, and provide guidance around reasonable adjustments in recruitment and the workplace.

Recommended for anyone who identifies as neurodivergent, line managers, HR Personnel, colleagues and anyone with a personal connection to someone this relates to.

Facilitator:


Matthew Trerise
Autism & Neurodiversity Consultant, DMA Talent



3. What good looks like: how to produce, implement and communicate a mental health at work plan

12.00 – 13.00 (1 Hour)


The Thriving at Work Stephenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers sets out six 'core standards' that all employers can and should put in place to support mental health and wellbeing, as well as three 'enhanced standards' that public sector and larger organisations can work towards. Drawing on concrete examples, based on first-hand experience of implementing mental health and wellbeing strategies, this workshop will take attendees step by step through approaches to meeting the first core standard including:

  • How to draw up a plan, with a clear indication of goals, timeframes, deliverables and responsibilities
  • How to take into account the pressures that will impact employees across their career lifespan, with a particular focus on women's mental health
  • The content is relevant for anyone tasked with drawing up a mental health and wellbeing plan for their organisation.

    Facilitators:


Amy McKeown
Health, mental health and wellbeing strategist, Formerly EY

Dr Claire Douglas
Head of Occupational Health & Wellbeing, SCS Railways



4. Gender Balance: But not as we know it - Emotional Support for Men in the Business World

12.00 – 13.00 (1 Hour)


We’re passionate about men and women, and we want to challenge the current level of focus on emotional support and expectation for men in particular. Gender balance is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of gender. There is much focus on the needs of women right now, but when it comes to accessing resources for emotional support, men are at a huge disadvantage. We will explore the myths of masculinity and how supporting the fellas will help the females.

Calling Out The Men provides emotional support for men in the business world. It is OK to talk, but talking isn’t enough. There is so much out there about Toxic Masculinity, that men don’t know how to ‘be’ anymore. What are the rules? Are there any rules? Or is it just about being human? We provide the practical tools and support that men need in business to work the rules out for themselves.

Our purpose:

  • Providing emotional support for men in the business world to enable growth, challenge mind-set and drive transformational change
  • Targeting the individual to drive organisational and cultural change
  • Role modelling to the wider organisation the impact that emotion in business can have, especially for men
  • Proving that supporting emotional health for men also supports women within the organisation

Join this workshop to find out more and explore how you can support the men in your business.

Facilitator:


Lou Banks
Founder, Rising Vibe and Calling Out The Men



5. Meeting the university challenge: How higher education and employers can collaborate to support the mental health and wellbeing of students and new graduates

13.50 – 15.50 (2 Hours)


With five times as many students as 10 years ago disclosing a mental health issue to their university, Vice Chancellors are being urged to make student wellbeing a strategic priority. Student mental health is also increasingly on the radar of employers, who want to ensure they attract, support and retain the next generation of talent entering the workforce.

This two-hour evidence-based workshop is an opportunity for universities and employers to share ideas about what is and isn’t working when it comes to meeting the wellbeing needs of students. It will also consider ways in which employers and universities can collaborate so that everybody benefits.

Supported by:

Facilitators:


Dame Carol Black DBE
Principal, Newnham College and Expert Adviser to Public Health England and NHS England

John de Pury
Assistant Director of Policy, Universities UK

Patrick Watt
Commercial Director, Bupa & Leader, CMHA Graduate Mental Health Programme

Chris Shelley
Director of Student and Academic Services, University of Greenwich


Prof. Peter Francis
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Northumbria University

Lesley O’Keeffe
Deputy Director, Academic and Student Services, Brunel University



6. Maximise impact and budgets with a joined up physical, mental and financial wellbeing strategy

13.50 – 14.50 (1 Hour)


More and more employers are recognising the need to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. However, too many are still taking a piecemeal approach that does not have real impact and is not sustainable. To maximise budgets and reach, a joined up approach is essential.

Drawing on insight from a leading employer's experiences, this workshop will demonstrate how a holistic strategy can be devised that links with the organisation's core values and empowers employees to take control of their own wellbeing.

The content is relevant to all types of employer - whether you are just getting started with a mental health or wellbeing strategy, or you are looking to move to the next level of implementation.

Facilitator:


Dr Wolfgang Seidl
Workplace Health Consulting Leader UK & Europe, Mercer Marsh Benefits



7. Workplace mental health and wellbeing innovation hub

15.00 – 16.00 (1 Hour)


Mental health is fast becoming the business issue of our time. There are lots of solutions emerging but many organisations do not know where to start, or where to go next. This interactive workshop will be run by Tomorrow's Company, a think tank that delivers research, innovation and thought leadership to inspire and enable business to be a force for good in society. Dr Emma Lawrance, Mental Health Innovations Fellow, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London will help to lead the session. Attend to explore:

  • How we can put mental health into wider conversations about employee wellbeing, productivity and change management resulting from, for instance, advances in technology and AI
  • How HR strategies can be innovated to take a proactive and preventative approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Different innovations coming available to support mental health in the workplace and the implications of these for mental health and wellbeing strategies   

Facilitators:


Dr Emma Lawrance
Mental Health Innovations Fellow, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London

Norman Pickavance
Board Member , Tomorrow's Company

Dr Scarlett Brown
Director of Research and Policy, Tomorrow's Company

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