Key Points
  • Developing a Mental Health Framework: implementing policies to change culture and destigmatise mental health at work
  • Practical case studies from Mind Winners: what works, how to make an impact and overcome challenges
  • Reducing Absenteeism and Supporting Recovery: training senior and middle management to spot earning signs and help employees returning to work
  • Managing Workload and Stress: creating resilient employees who can manage their own mental health
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers

  • Stewart Lucas, Strategic and Workplace Wellbeing Lead, Mind in Manchester
  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD
  • Kate Cooper, Head of Research Policy & Standards, Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Edmund Walsh, Lead Product Manager, Hargreaves Lansdown *Mind Award Winners
  • Karen Cooke, Senior HR Business Partner, Hargreaves Lansdown *Mind Award Winners
  • Elizabeth Hampson, Director - Monitor, Deloitte *Silver Achieving Impact - Workplace Wellbeing Index Mind Award 2018/2019
  • Dr Jo Yarker, Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Dr Phillip McCrea, Chief Medical Officer, BHSF


    The Stevenson and Farmer report suggests mental health absenteeism costs employers between £33 - 42 billion a year. Westminster Insight’s one-day conference will review what needs to be done to strengthen support for employee’s mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

    Join us and learn how to create a positive and progressive mental health framework that embeds employee welfare in company culture and destigmatises mental health. You will discuss early intervention strategies that can be implemented in your organisation to manage and monitor the wellbeing of your employees.

    Thought leaders will also explore how to create a resilient workforce, with focus on alternative support methods from the Employee Assistance Programme.

    Sharing practical examples of organisations’ approach in tackling mental health, you will hear from both public and private sector professionals on how to help employees in stressful work environments.

    Mind Winners including Deloitte and Hargreaves Lansdown will discuss their journey, including how to boost productivity and promote positive wellbeing.

    Join peers from a range of different sectors to share best practice and gain actionable strategies to help you and your organisation create a welfare-led approach to promote productivity, engagement and resilience.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:30 - 09:40
Chair and Westminster Insight welcoming remarks

 

Speakers

Stewart Lucas Strategic and Workplace Wellbeing Lead, Mind in Manchester

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09:40 - 10:10
Keynote 1: Mental Health at Work - Implementing Policy to Improve Employee Wellbeing

 
  • Reviewing the Stevenson and Farmer report to understand what has changed so far and what more can be done to improve employee wellbeing
  • Creating a positive and culturally inclusive workplace from the top down, to encourage wellbeing
  • Increasing the level of support available to employees to boost retention
  • Understanding your responsibility as an employer to developing employee wellbeing support provisions

10:10 - 11:00
Panel Discussion: Spotting the Warning Signs - Early Intervention, Symptoms and Support

 
  • Training line managers to identify and respond to early warning signs of mental health
  • Developing early intervention strategies to help reduce employee absenteeism
  • Identifying positive wellbeing to reduce long term mental health absences

11:00 - 11:30
Training Senior and Middle Management to Improve Support for Employee Experiencing Stress and Mental Health Issues at Work

 
  • Exploring the roles and responsibilities of line managers and senior management to develop a clear and successful approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • Understanding the attributes and conditions of successful mental health training for managers
  • Supporting managers to develop sustainable behaviours to protect employees mental health and wellbeing

Speakers

Tony Vickers-Byrne Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD

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11:30 - 12:00
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

12:00 - 12:50
Panel Discussion: Developing and Implementing a Mental Health Framework to Improve Available Support for Employees

 
  • Embedding a proactive and supportive mental health framework to improve employee wellbeing
  • Exploring how a mental health framework can increase productivity and outcomes
  • Monitoring the impact of your mental health framework and how to build on this to reduce barriers to access for employees

12:50 - 13:15
Case Study: Workplace - Promoting Positive Mental Health

 
  • Exploring how organisations can help promote wellbeing to improve employee experience
  • Creating cost effective and appropriate mental health strategies
  • Fostering positive relationships between employees and partnerships with organisations to change company culture

Speakers

Karen Cooke Senior HR Business Partner, Hargreaves Lansdown, Mind Award Winners

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Edmund Walsh Hargreaves Lansdown, Mind Award Winners

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13:15 - 14:15
Networking Lunch

 

14:15 - 14:45
Session: Supporting Employees Returning to Work after a Mental Health Absence

 

Speakers

Jo Yarker Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London

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14:45 - 15:30
Panel Discussion: Reducing Stress in the Workplace - Public Professionals Creating Thriving Work Environments

 
  • Promoting positive work-life balance in a busy working environment to increase retention
  • Understanding how to support colleagues in managing their workload stress to create resilient employees
  • Embedding practices to improve culture and approach towards mental health

15:30 - 15:50
Implementing an Alternative to Employee Assistant Programmes

 

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Phillip McCrea Chief Medical Officer, BHSF

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15:50 - 16:20
Session: Supporting the Wellbeing of Remote and Dispersed Teams

 
  • Developing an inclusive and supportive work environment, with a clear welfare approach for all employees
  • Managing the wellbeing of remote and dispersed teams to increase efficiency and engagement
  • Equipping remote and dispersed teams with tools to manage their own mental health to reduce the impact and long-term sickness

Speakers

Kate Cooper Head of Research, Policy and Standards, The Institute of Leadership & Management

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16:20 - 16:25
Chair’s and Westminster Insight’s Thanks

 

End

Speakers

Karen Cooke Senior HR Business Partner, Hargreaves Lansdown, Mind Award Winners

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Kate Cooper Head of Research, Policy and Standards, The Institute of Leadership & Management

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Elizabeth Hampson Director - Monitor, Deloitte

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Stewart Lucas Strategic and Workplace Wellbeing Lead, Mind in Manchester

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Phillip McCrea Chief Medical Officer, BHSF

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Tony Vickers-Byrne Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD

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Edmund Walsh Hargreaves Lansdown, Mind Award Winners

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Jo Yarker Lecturer, Birkbeck, University of London

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Venue details

Central Manchester


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