25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre
25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Workplace Mental Health Event

Monday 25th November, 2019
Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Monday 25th November, 2019

Workplace Mental Health Event

 

The award winning This Can Happen event attracted over 950 delegates from 180 companies and for the second year running was hailed the workplace mental health event of the year.

Highlights included a panel of CEOs discussing why they’ve made mental health a top priority, plus sessions on topics such as the future workplace, suicide, faith & diversity and addiction. 

We were delighted to welcome both Mel B and Nadiya Hussain to share their very personal mental health experiences.

Check out our highlights video below and make a note in your diary to join us on the 24th November 2020.

See the Agenda topics here

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Meet some of our 2019 speakers

We are delighted to welcome our speakers for This Can Happen 2019. They will provide new ideas and insights for every delegate to take away with them.
  • Melanie Brown

    Singer, Songwriter, Author, and Patron of Women’s Aid

    In recent years, Melanie has become a champion for victims of domestic violence. Her best-selling book, Brutally Honest, which told her story of a ten year abusive marriage, topped the Sunday Times best-seller list and resulted in her being made Patron of Women’s Aid and being asked to Number Ten Downing Street to advise on a bill to help women receive better financial aid to enable them to leave abusive marriages.

  • Nadiya Hussain

    Presenter and Author

    Nadiya was the winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2015. Recently she made a BBC1 documentary called Nadiya: Anxiety and Me where she openly confronted her constant feelings of panic and anxiety.

  • Sinead Lynch

    Chair,
    Shell UK

    Sinead joined Shell in the role of UK Country Chair in September 2016. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Shell Foundation and Chair of the Board of the UK Shell Pension Trust. One of Shell’s core values is actively caring for its people, especially their physical and mental wellbeing to ensure their people feel supported and recognise it’s ok to say “I’m Not OK”.

  • Michael Frohlich

    CEO,
    Ogilvy UK

    Michael Frohlich took up the position of Chief Executive at Ogilvy UK in February 2018. Under his leadership, the agency is proud to be the first one in the UK to sign the Time to Change pledge to eliminate stigma around mental health in the workplace and beyond and has trained the first class of mental health first aiders in partnership with Mind.

  • Penny James

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Direct Line Group

    As Chief Executive, Penny James is very proud of Direct Line Group’s company-wide mental health strategy which encourages everyone to have open and honest conversations about their mental health and wellbeing and which requires there’s at least one Mental Health First Aider on every floor at all their sites.

  • Geraldine Gallacher

    Founder and Managing Partner,
    The Executive Coaching Consultancy

    Geraldine speaks regularly on the subject of “More women at the top” and “The Future of Gender Diversity” and is a great believer in the benefit of diverse teams. She is a member of the Development Committee of the City Women’s Network, and is also a founding sponsor of ECC’s not for profit The Good Business Initiative that works with organisations to help them build their leadership capacity and unlock their potential for a positive impact.

  • Henrietta Frater

    HSE and Wellbeing Manager,
    The Crown Estate

    Henrietta supports The Crown Estate’s diverse portfolios, including commercial property in central London and across the regions, and the Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure portfolio. She also works across The Crown Estate’s pipeline of development throughout the UK, collaborating with partners and that supply chain.

  • Paul Caudwell

    Health and Wellbeing Manager,
    The Co-op

    Paul currently leads a small team that develops and implements the approach to benefits and health wellbeing for the UK’s largest consumer co-operative which has 63k colleagues nationwide.

  • Stuart Caitlin

    Management Consultant,
    Accenture

    Stuart has been a Management Consultant at Accenture since 2015, a role dedicated to improving customer experience strategy across a variety of telecoms clients. He was a mental health carer for over 6 years and is currently his organisations UK&I Carers Network Lead and Mental Health Ally.

  • Yulia O’Mahony

    Head of D&I and Wellbeing,
    John Lewis Partnership

    Yulia O’Mahony believes that the wellbeing of people and a culture of inclusion should be front of mind for all businesses. That’s why she became the John Lewis Partnership’s first ever Wellbeing Lead in 2017, growing her remit to become first Head of D&I and Wellbeing in 2018.

  • Dr Kamel Hothi OBE

    Non-Executive Director & Trustee,
    TLC Lions

    Dr Kamel Hothi OBE has been breaking glass ceilings in the banking world for over 4 decades from cashier to Director as well as a Strategist and Architect of numerous initiatives that have changed the banking industry, including creating a new blueprint of corporate charity partnerships and volunteering.

  • Toni McKay

    Head of Health, Wellbeing and Colleague Experience,
    Tesco

    Toni Mckay is the Head of Health, Wellbeing and Colleague Experience at Tesco for over 300,00 colleagues in the UK. A big part of Toni’s role is how Tesco look after their colleagues mental health and help them be the best they can be at work and home.

Want to know more about This Can Happen?

Brian Dow talks about how organisations can improve the performance of their workforce by prioritising mental health.
Watch our Advisory Editorial Board in action and understand This Can Happen’s mission
Listen to Barbara Harvey's speak about her plans to shape the agenda for This Can Happen 2019

2019 Partners

Gold Partner

Gold Partner

Silver Partner

Bronze Partner

Bronze Partner

Charity Partner

Event Partner

Event Partner

Meet Our Founders

This Can Happen’s founders are passionate individuals committed to improving the wellbeing of working professionals in the UK.

Neil Laybourn

Neil Laybourn

Zoe Sinclair

Zoe Sinclair

Neil Laybourn

Neil Laybourn

Zoe Sinclair

Zoe Sinclair

Advisory Editorial Board

This Can Happen is delivering a new standard of solutions-led talks and discussions led by original and fresh speakers and panellists. Early Partners have been asked to join our Advisory Editorial Board to help shape our uplifting and thought provoking agenda. All our speakers are genuine experts with experience of providing solutions to mental health in the workplace.

Suggesting and helping create the framework and content of the day, the Advisory Editorial Board contributes on the topics and issues that will allow delegations to leave motivated and better-armed.

The aim is that all the speakers will help to empower the delegations to return to their companies with new ideas to help support those with mental health issues and to provide them with the tools to disseminate what they have learnt.

The Advisory Editorial Board meets monthly in London.

 

 

Advisory Editorial Board

This Can Happen will deliver a new standard of speaker and panellist. Early Founder Partners will be asked to join the Advisory Editorial Board to help shape the event and its agenda.

Suggesting and helping create the framework and content of the day, the Advisory Editorial Board will input on the issues they feel will enhance and motivate delegations.

The aim is that all the speakers will help to empower the delegations to return to their companies with new ideas to help support those with mental health issues and to provide them with the tools to disseminate what they have learnt.

The Advisory Board will meet monthly in London.