Virtual conference: MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK

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A virtual conference on practical strategies for workplace wellbeing

14 September 2021, 9am - 3.30pm

Hear from leading experts on the latest research and strategies that work and create a culture of positive mental health in your organisation.

We have been improving people’s understanding of mental health for 24 years.

A wealth of evidence shows that organisations with a culture of positive mental health, and with strategies in place to support the mental health and wellbeing of their people, enjoy greater employee engagement, higher productivity and better staff retention: a compelling business case.

And the human arguments are equally strong: for many of us, work is a central pillar of our lives. It can bring us a sense of success and fulfilment, and a positive work environment can actually be a protective factor for our mental health. For some of us, work colleagues may represent our main source of regular contact with others, particularly if mental health challenges are causing us to withdraw from other social interactions.

Work can also be a source of stress, sometimes exacerbated by our perceived need to be strong and perform well all the time. This can have a negative impact on our mental health. For all these reasons, it is beyond doubt that there is a moral imperative for organisations to focus on mental health.


  • Wellbeing practices you can use in your business
  • Evidence-based guidance on mental health and wellbeing at work
  • The law and best practice in supporting people with mental ill health
  • Ways to create an environment where colleagues can support those with mental ill health
  • Knowledge of the latest research and thought leadership on mental health in the workplace
  • Greater understanding of the challenges facing young people in the workplace

The full agenda and speakers can be found in the conference programme.

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Peter Cheese

Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) and Chair of the What Works Wellbeing Centre

Alice Palmer

Mental health speaker

Dr Monika Misra

Occupational health physician and workplace wellbeing expert

Rhea Newman

Policy adviser for the Wellcome Trust

Ed Bowyer

Employment lawyer and partner at Hogan Lovells

Alveena Malik

Chief Executive and Founder, One Million Mentors


During this event, there will be facilitated panel sessions where you can ask questions and hear from our HR and Business Leaders about what they have done to ensure staff continue to thrive in challenging times; and from those who work with young people at work and their insights and experience on how to engage those new to work.

Read biographies of all speakers and panelists, and about their sessions in the conference programme.

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Cost: £195 per delegate

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This is a virtual event and will be conducted using a professional online event platform. Joining details will be sent to ticket-holders ahead of the event.

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