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ISMAUK Interactive Webinars

During each year we host a number of webinars featuring different expert presenters on subjects relating to stress management, mental health, productivity, wellbeing, relationships, business tools and connected topics.

“Really enjoy these lively events. Love the content and the interactions”


Webinar Programme 2024

Our final webinar of 2023 will be held on 23rd November – details below.

We are delighted to continue hosting our popular Interactive Webinars in 2024. The programme reflects our 50th anniversary theme Campaigning to reduce stress and improve wellbeing.

Through the year, there will be expert speakers on stress- and wellbeing-related topics that play a part in reaching sustainable solutions to reduce stress and improve wellbeing.

Anyone who cares about achieving better mental health in our society is welcome to join us!

These are the webinar dates for 2024:

• Thursday 25th January• Thursday 29th February
• Thursday 28th March• Thursday 25th April
• Thursday 30th May• Thursday 27th June
• Thursday 26th September• Thursday 28th November


If you would like to speak or have suggestions for subjects that could be covered in future webinars, please contact Carole Spiers, – we are always open to ideas. You can see details of past webinars here.

Thursday 23rd November, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Understanding and Combatting Ageism


Lucy Standing, Co-founder, Brave Starts CIC

moderated by

Deep Dhir Raja, Broadcaster and Lobbyist

We are living longer, yet people getting older are increasingly faced with ageist attitudes and behaviours. Those in this age group may feel distressed and undervalued, but such attitudes can also affect their mental and physical health, sense of self-worth, social life, and even their finances. Age bias and discrimination is linked to earlier death rates. One study found that older adults who engaged in self-directed ageism and perceived themselves as useless had shorter lifespans than those with positive self-perceptions. Self-directed ageism can also result in poorer health outcomes, including chronic conditions and short-term health issues.

In this talk, we’ll seek to understand ageism and its impacts (primarily) on the demographics of people who are over 50. We’ll consider:

  • The size and scale of the problem
  • Stereotypes, prejudices, and different forms of discrimination
  • What strategies can be used to help people deal with ageism
  • What broader actions professionals can undertake to better support those dealing with stress brought about by ageism


About Lucy Standing

Lucy is an expert in the field of mid- and later-life career development. She is a co-founder of Brave Starts CIC, a non-profit enterprise which helps people as they get older to consider and figure out what they want to do next. Through Brave Starts, Lucy hopes to build a research and evidence base to ensure that actions taken, whether by individuals or organisations, are carried out based on an understanding of what works. Lucy is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society, and Certified Principal Psychologist with the Association for Business Psychology – of which she was Vice Chair for nearly 10 years. Previously, she worked as a psychologist in the strategy consulting and investment banking sectors.


About Deep Dhir Raja

Deep is a broadcaster with Lyca Gold, where he hosts one of London's leading talk shows and acts as a link on behalf of Britain's ethnic communities. His show often features high-profile guests, from Police Commissioners and past Prime Ministers through to community leaders and entertainment personalities. As an intern, Deep gained valuable political experience which led to him becoming a lobbyist for a breast cancer charity, promoting awareness of breast cancer within the UK’s ethnic and Asian communities. He has also addressed the House of Lords and brought breast cancer awareness to the attention of some of Britain's top politicians. He has presented to the NHS and been invited to speak at health conferences. Deep is also an ISMAUK trustee.




How Can You Book?

Tickets must be booked in advance
Follow link to Eventbrite booking page for each webinar

ISMAUK members: free
Non-members: £10 per webinar


What’s the Format?

ISMAUK Webinars are held online several times a year, usually on the last Thursday of the month from 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Following a welcome by ISMAUK, there will be a speaker or a panel discussion lasting for up to 45 minutes followed by Q & A and networking, enabling attendees to catch up, exchange thoughts on the presentation or discuss current issues.

Who are the Webinars for?

ISMAUK Interactive Webinars are of value to anyone with an interest in stress management, HR, workplace performance, wellbeing and associated themes. They will be especially relevant for organisers and practitioners in stress management, business leaders, managers and employees, HR managers, consultants and trainers.

What Attendees Say

ISMAUK Interactive Webinars are growing in popularity all the time – make sure you don’t miss out on these informative and often inspirational webinars! This is what attendees have to say about them –

“A very professional insight”


“Excellent session – well worthwhile”





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