Improving Mental Health in the Workplace

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Diana Kloss, Chair, Council for Work & Health
  • Madeleine McGivern, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes, Mind
  • Helen Davies, Research & Evaluation Lead, City Mental Health Alliance
  • Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community
  • Eric Barratt, Senior Project Manager, Health Innovation Network
  • Dave Munday, Lead Professional Officer (Mental Health), Unite the Union
  • Rosie Clarke, Senior Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, Inclusive Employers
  • Chris van Stolk, Vice President, RAND Europe
  • Sally Lawson, Head of Consultancy & Training Development, Heritage Care (event chair)


Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced a “review on how best to ensure employees with mental health problems are enabled to thrive in the workplace and perform at their best”. While publication of the review and any subsequent actions will now come after the election, it is an issue employers should be tackling now. What more can employers do to improve mental health in their workplaces?

Join Westminster Briefing on 24 May for an up to date brief on the latest research into what works, discuss how working cultures can be changed to promote mental wellbeing and examine what more can be done to support individual employees.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Supporting employee mental wellbeing: what works?
  • Practical steps employers can take to promote mental wellbeing
  • The role of HR in driving change
  • Achieving leadership buy in
  • Identifying problems, offering support & referring employees to professional help
  • Developing effective policies & procedures for when problems arise
  • Tackling the stigma associated with mental health conditions
  • Supporting employees on sick leave & managing the return to work process
  • Learning from leading employers

The Event:

Participants will be briefed about and discuss the latest developments in improving mental health in the workplace. The issues will be divided into sessions entitled:

  • Learning from the Latest Research
  • Changing Working Cultures to Promote Mental Wellbeing
  • Supporting Employees With Mental Health Problems
  • Managing Sickness Absence & The Return to Work Process
  • Practise Based Workshop with Inclusive Employers

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:​

Wednesday 24th May 2017

11.00am - 3.45pm (including networking lunch)

Etc Venues Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Charities | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

“I want us to do more to support mental wellbeing in the workplace. So I have asked Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer to work with leading employers and mental health groups to create a new partnership with industry, and make prevention and breaking the stigma top priorities for employers. Because mental wellbeing doesn’t just improve the health of employees, it improves their motivation, reduces their absence and drives better productivity too.”

- Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, Jan 2017

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