Improving Mental Health in the Workplace 2018

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind
  • Laura Hague, Group Safety Manager, Mott Macdonald
  • Peter Gilheany, Director, Forster Communications
  • Debbie Epstein, Senior Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
  • Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Royal Mail
  • Sally Lawson, University Lecturer and charity-based trainer/consultant specialising in Mental Health (event chair)
  • Further speakers TBC


The results of Thriving at Work review on mental health in the workplace have now been published as part of the Government’s commitment “to tackle the injustice of mental illness”. It has found that approximately 300,000 people are leaving work due to mental illness, costing employers £42 billion annually. The Government has confirmed it will encourage both the public and private sectors to implement the recommendations in the report to enable greater support for employees suffering with mental health issues. 

Join Westminster Briefing on the 8th February to hear from Paul Farmer, Chief Executive at Mind and author of the Thriving at Work Review. Recieve an up to date brief on the latest action that can be taken to support employees with mental health issues, discuss the recently published review’s impact and learn how you can provide more effective support for your employees. 

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Outlining key recommendations for employers to abide by
  • Increasing transparency and accountability through internal and external reporting 
  • Demonstrating accountability 
  • Improving the disclosure process 
  • Raising awareness of support accessible to members of staff
  • Producing and enforcing a mental health at work plan
  • Developing mental health awareness among employees
  • Encouraging open conversations about mental health and the support available when employees are struggling 
  • Providing your employees with good working conditions
  • Promoting effective people management 
  • Routinely monitoring employee mental health and wellbeing

The Event:

The issues will be divided into sessions entitled:

  • The Thriving At Work review 
  • Achieving leadership buy-on to improve support for employees
  • Delivering and implementing an effective support strategy 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in improving mental health in the workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; health & safety officers; consultants; health services providers; trade unions and representative groups.

For registration enquiries please contact: |
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Thursday 8th February 2018

11.00am - 3.45pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place:£295 | 2+ Places:£245 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each
Charity Sector 
| 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each
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