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Monday 2nd November

Day 1: Mental Health and Wellbeing Today


09:00 - 09:10    Welcome

Live Address

Welcome from Carole Spiers, Chair of ISMA; Founder, International Stress Awareness Week; CEO, Carole Spiers Group

09:15 - 09:45    Keynote Address

Pre-Recorded Event

Lord Mark Price CVO, Founder of WorkL and Engaging Business; Chairman, FairTrade UK; Past Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and MD of Waitrose.

Why Workplace Happiness Matters
Insight and thoughts from the Past Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and MD of Waitrose. Lord Price will talk about why happiness is important and how organisations can achieve it.


10:00 - 11:00    Interactive Panel Discussion

including 15 minutes Q & A

Live Event

This discussion focuses on how mental health and wellbeing initiatives can support employees in the new world of work. These initiatives include possible strategies aimed at reducing the stigma of stress and mental ill-health; initiating training to increase resilience to mental health issues; the introduction of wellbeing champions and counselling support to minimise the risk of burnout, protect wellbeing and ensure employees are mentally and physically well enough to work. Also discussed will be the benefits of appointing Mental Health First Aid Teams and a consideration of the toll that the pandemic has inflicted on health and wellbeing.

This is your opportunity to put questions to the Experts

Dr Rikard Moen, Chief Medical Officer, Optima Health

Jacqui Finnigan, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, Transport for London    

Paul Dorrington, Mental Health Recovery, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist and NHS Lead

Danielle Sax, Global Self-care and Self-worth Expert; Life Strategist; Speaker; Author


11:30 - 12:15   Choose an Expert

Join us for a 45-minute deep-dive workshop session with an Expert of your choice

Pre-Recorded Event

Rob Stephenson
Founder, InsideOut; CEO, FormScore; Chief Catalyst, BetterSpace; international keynote speaker and mental health influencer

Managing Mental Wellbeing Using the FormScore

This session will give you the tools to be able to assess your mental wellbeing on a daily basis; to connect with friends, family and colleagues; and to support one another when feelings are low.

We will take a detailed look at the drivers of our wellbeing and invite you to think about how we can proactively manage them.

Dr Marilyn Glenville
The UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health; psychologist, author and popular broadcaster; Founder of the Glenville Nutrition Clinics; former President of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine

Nutrition, Mental Health and Wellbeing: New evidence for the direct link between mind and body, food and mood

Nutrition can influence the state of our mental wellbeing, including factors such as anxiety, depression, stress and sleep.  Diet is an important modifiable factor for optimum mental health and wellbeing.  Enhancing the gut microbiome has been linked to the reduction of anxiety and depression and helps people manage stress.   
Prolonged periods of stress deplete the body of essential nutrients; stress can be reduced by food choices and the timing of meals.  The importance of sleep will also be discussed.

Tayyaba Jordan
International health coach, consultant and speaker; Lead Ambassador for the UK Health Coaches Association; ISMA Champion; Master Practitioner in NLP and Neuroscience Technology.

Navigating the New Normal: How to Survive, Thrive and Grow
A super-practical guide to help leaders and their organisations navigate and bridge the gap between sharing an office space and thriving in the new world of work. Tayyaba will share valuable insights she has gained during the pandemic, as well as her own unique methodology, MicroChanges(TM)®, to make wellness accessible, no matter where you are.
She will talk about the five keys to achieving a physically and mentally healthy workforce, so that leaders and employees are happy, connected and productive, with an increased sense of balance, clarity and hope for the future!

13:00 - 13:45    Lunchtime Singalong Energiser

Free to attend
Live Event

with George Bell, Co-founder, on:song  

If we were to tell you that you were about to take part in a wellbeing session that was going to lift your mood, make you feel less stressed and in a more positive state of mind, relax you physically, make you feel more confident, and reinvigorate you to return to your working day... what would you say?  Join George Bell and find out.

14:00 - 14:30    Motivational Speaker

Live Event

Cathy O’Dowd, the first woman to climb Everest from both north and south sides; Mountaineer, Motivational Speaker and Author   

Managing Uncertainty: Lessons learned from the world’s highest mountains
The biggest obstacle in climbing is not the mountain, it’s the uncertainty inherent in the project. Weather, snow, health, altitude, the emotional wellbeing of individuals and the team… everything is unpredictable in a situation characterised by intense stress, high risk and 24/7 togetherness. Discover how climbers manage the challenge.

14:45 - 15:15    Case Study

Further details to follow

19:30 - 20:00    My Story

Pre-Recorded Event

Get up close and personal with Rachel Perkins OBE, Editor, ‘Mental Health and Social Inclusion’; Chair of IPS London; Non-Executive Director; Health Employment Partnership.

Paul Dorrington asks Rachel Perkins about her experiences of working with mental health problems and approaches taken now, compared to years ago. What can we learn from the past?  Rachel will talk about the risks associated with mental health challenges in the workplace and how recovery may be achieved. Finally, Rachel will deliver insight into how Covid has changed the landscape and about the challenges and hopes for mental health and employment in the future.


What is being said about the summit