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Playing a Global Role in Stress and Wellbeing

Online Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit

Join us online for a Global Stress & Wellbeing Summit:  a week of broadcasts, webinars, panel discussions, keynote presentations, networking and much, much more.

Hear from  thought leaders and experts from around the world.


Online Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit
2nd – 6th November 2020

Playing a Global Role in Stress and Wellbeing

The highlight of International Stress Awareness Week 2020 will be our new online Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit*. It’s all happening online, due to the Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings, so we’re expecting a much bigger worldwide audience!

Ending the stigma associated with stress and mental health and promoting wellbeing in the workplace are major ISMA goals. We’re focused on ensuring these issues remain high on the national agenda. The Summit will play a huge role in helping us achieve these objectives.

*The Online Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit 2020 was inspired by the Online Stress Summits of 2017 and 2018, organised by ISMA members in Belgium. We are very grateful to them as: without their hard work and commitment in staging those events, we would not be staging the Summit in the present expanded format.

What's On the Agenda?

The Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit will act as a hub for the latest thinking and guidance on stress management, mental health and wellbeing, with a different theme each day -

  • Monday 2 November: Mental Health and Wellbeing Today
  • Tuesday 3 November: Stress and Organisational Resilience
  • Wednesday 4 November: Leadership and Workplace Culture
  • Thursday 5 November: Business Tools for Successful Entrepreneurs
  • Friday 6 November: Tomorrow’s World and the Future of Work

These themes will be explored in keynote addresses, interactive panel discussions, ask-the-expert sessions, lunchtime activities and much, much more. There’s also a Round Table International Exchange on Stress Awareness Day itself on Wednesday 4th November.

Who Are the Speakers?

The online Summit will be opened by Lord Mark Price CVO, Founder, The Engaging Works Foundation, and Chairman, Fair Trade UK; past Deputy Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and Managing Director of Waitrose.

Go here for full details of Summit speakers.



Who is the Summit for?

The Summit programme varies every day, focusing on stress management initiatives, workplace happiness, nutrition and wellbeing, organisational resilience, entrepreneurial strategies, diversity and culture, amongst other subjects. Our speakers range from stress management professionals to leadership gurus, futurists, and social media experts. Not forgetting our interactive lunchtime activities, ranging from singalongs to meditation sessions.

There’s something for everyone during the five days of the Summit, whether you’re in industry, in professional practice, in the public or voluntary sector. If you are in one of these roles, you should definitely take part –

  • Stress practitioner
  • Medical consultant
  • Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Mental health first aider
  • HR professional
  • People / talent manager
  • Head of employee engagement
  • Communications manager
  • CEO, MD or general manager
  • CSR manager
  • Organisational change specialist
  • Business consultant

You can attend for just a single day, multiple days or for the whole week – it’s your choice! Just check out our exciting programme, with over 50 speakers and at least six events every day! To find out how to book your place, go here.

Why Should You Attend?

  • Unique opportunity to listen and learn from 50 experts and specialists in stress management, mental health, wellbeing and related topics
  • Global event with contributions from around the world, distilling the latest thinking on stress-related subjects into a single week
  • Gain unparalleled insights into the changing landscape of work in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic

What are the Benefits?

  • Further your understanding of stress-related issues and learn how to improve resilience, increase self-confidence and motivation
  • Acquire practical techniques and solutions to current problems in the stress and mental health arena, and develop new tools to address them
  • Learn how others have coped with stress and how their stories can help leaders, employees, and individuals to live more purposefully in uncertain times

What Will the Outcomes Be?

  • Improved knowledge and understanding of stress and mental health issues and how to manage them
  • Use inspiration and ideas from the Summit to create a roadmap and navigate a route through these difficult times
  • Apply Summit learnings to increase wellbeing and enhance productivity in the workplace

What are the ticket Options?

You can buy tickets for the Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit

  • For the week
  • Per day
Member Individual £19 per day. £57 per week
Member Corporate £32 per day. £97 per week
Non-member Individual £25 per day. £75 per week
Non-member Corporate £45 per day. £135 per week

Please note that ticket-holders can view all sessions in real time, or at another time of their choice during the week of the Summit 2-6 November. All Summit sessions will cease to be available after Friday 13th November. Download facilities are not available for any session.

Could You Become an Official Sponsor?

We’re seeking sponsors who would like to work in partnership with ISMA, the leading professional body for workplace and personal stress management, wellbeing and performance.  A registered charity and membership-based organisation, ISMAUK exists to promote sound knowledge and best practice in stress management, both nationally and internationally.

As a major international event, International Stress Awareness Week always attracts substantial exposure on national TV, radio and social media platforms. Media coverage in 2019 included broadcasts on Sky News, BBC News, BBC London Live, BBC Radio and many other media channels across the UK and elsewhere. Online reach extended across influential websites, forums, blogs, and news sites. To obtain a copy of a detailed Media Activity Report for 2019 please go here.

It encourages hundreds of companies to join in, putting employee wellbeing firmly on their agendas. As part of International Stress Awareness Week, the Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit will feature key players involved with employee wellbeing and take their messages to international audiences of business managers, employees, mental health professionals, consultants and others with an interest in wellbeing in the workplace.

Get in Touch

We’d be delighted to hear from you and explore the sponsorship option that’s right for your business! To obtain a detailed information sheet about the 2020 sponsorship opportunities please get in touch with us at

Press & Media Enquiries

For all Press and media inquiries, please contact Carole Spiers, Founder of International Stress Awareness Week and Chair of ISMAUK and she will respond immediately.

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