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ISMA 2018 - View our Conference Showreel HERE

A great reminder if you were there or see what you missed!



Welcome to an action packed, content rich, audience involving experience.

Friday 8th November 2019



Society Building, 8 All Saints St, London, N1 9RL

Our conference in 2019 will be the concluding highlight of International Stress Awareness Week, with International Stress Awareness Day itself taking place on Wednesday 6th November and many other events and activities during the week, including a Stress Fair, On-line Global Stress Summit, and national Stress Helpline.

The Conference Theme Will be -

RESILIENCE - the Power to Succeed!

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Every year, an estimated 17 million days are lost to stress, anxiety and depression [Mental Health Foundation].

Some people cope with stressful situations better than others, mainly due to being more resilient. These people thrive whilst others around them crumble under prssure.  But the good news is that resilience is not a fixed entity and isn't something that a person is blessed with, or not.  It can be taught and the workplace is an ideal place for people to learn how to build their resilience.

ISMAs annual conference will be led by thought leaders from around the world and will address:

  • Stress and Wellbeing:  past, present and future
  • Why it is important to build personal resilience
  • How to manage stress - both at home and at work
  • The impact of mental toughness and performance
  • Wellbeing:  productivity and happiness at work
  • Why resilience is the secret to success

Discover proven interventions that can be implemented immediately back to the workplace.

Your Conference Programme Starts at 09.00 and ends at 16.15

CONFERENCE HOST:  Carole Spiers - Chair / Fellow ISMAUK 

CONFERENCE MC:      Alastair Greener - TV Presenter / Communications Coach

Opening Keynote Address:

The Fortune-telling Power of the Magpie

Helen Ball, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service

In a highly personal presentation, Helen will draw from her long career to describe the nature and importance of resilience in policing.  She will explain the impact of personal values and vocation, public and political support and the positions taken by the media - and also the part played by magpies in her own resiience!

Keynote Question Time:

Stress and Health: from Stress Management to Wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE and Professor Lennart Levi

To signal a change of direction in stress management practice, we’re introducing an entirely new style of Question Time at the ISMA conference.   Professor Lennart Levi, often called the father of stress management. And Professor Sir Cary Cooper, business psychologist specialising in workplace wellbeing. Expertly quizzed by Geoff McDonald, past VP HR Unilever and campaigner against the stigma associated with depression.


There could be no better way to absorb the new professional culture  -  ‘Stress and Health: from Stress Management to Wellbeing -  ensuring that employees can feel valued and trusted, work flexibly and achieve a good work-life balance.


Case Study:  Health & Wellbeing Initiatives:

Alan Millbrow, Head of Wellbeing & Recognition, Three UK

Three UK have put Wellbeing at the heart of their culture. Alan will explain how all the way from holding wellbeing activities tied to company goals, having 1 in 20 trained as Mental Health First Aiders and targeted campaigns where they are needed most, Three have improved Wellbeing across their business to twenty points above the industry average and are now focusing on their customers and the community.

Interactive Panel Discussion - In Conversation with Deep Rajah Dhir, Head of Current Affairs and Presenter for Lyca Radio

Expert Panel Members include:

Ed Corbett, Head of Human & Organisational Performance, Health & Safety Executive

Abigail Hirshman, Deputy Area Director, ACAS

Motivational Presentation by Inspirational Speaker Sally Kettle

'What does it take to row and ocean?'

Adventurer, author and public speaker, Sally Kettle has rowed across the Atlantic TWICE - once with her mother but before she set out she hadn’t even stepped on a rowing boat or been at sea! So why would a young woman from Northampton decide to take on 3,000 miles of open ocean? Join her to find out how and why she rowed the ocean, and the lessons learnt along the way.

The afternoon will be followed up with interactive workshops from leading Experts in the field.

Susan Scott, Business Psychologist, Nutritionist, Author - How to Prevent Burnout and Reignite your Life and Career

Professor Andrew Sharman, Professor of Leadership and Safety Culture / Hari Kalymnios, Mindset and resilience expert - How to Sleep: 7 Solutions to Successful Slumber

Michelle Mills-Porter, Master Behaviour Analyst -  The truth behind true motivation and successful collaboration

Book Your Place Now!

The Conference promises to be a landmark event, with expert opinion from international thought leaders.  Our conference sold out in 2018, so book now to secure your place and we look forward to seeing you at Growth 2019.  

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Conference Rates

Student / Charity:                £37.00

ISMA Member:                    £47.00

Non-member Individual:      £67.00

Non-member Corporate:     £97.00

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company or organisation would like to sponsor our Conference or International Stress Awarenes Week, taking advantage of a great opportunity to promote your business as well as supporting a national campaign to combat stress, then please contact us today!

ISMA 2018 - View the Showreel NOW!

Our 3-minute online epic!

Click the button below for a quick overview of our 2018 conference. Happy memories of the big day, if you were there. Or if you weren’t, just a fascinating glimpse of a busy gathering of stress experts from all over the world.


ISMA 2019

We look forward to seeing you at ISMA 2019.  

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Event Location : NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

Event Timing
8 November 2019 To 8 November 2019
9:00 AM To 4:00 PM
Ticket Booking From
3 December 2018 To 8 November 2019
Ticket Details
Title Price
Student / Charity  £  37.00
ISMA Member  £  47.00
Non-member Individual  £  67.00
Non-member Corporate  £  97.00

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