The workshops at MAD World run parallel to the main agenda. They are an opportunity to dive deeper into specific topics and get answers to your questions.

Places are limited and are available on a first come basis. We will send an email to all pre-registered attendees two weeks before the event, asking you to indicate which workshops you would like to attend.

The workshops will run from:

10.45am – 11.30am

12.00pm – 12.45pm

2.00pm – 2.45pm

3.00pm – 3.45pm

Details are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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