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


This Can Happen returns on 25th November, attracting over 1,000 delegates from 150+ companies to share, learn and discuss practical solutions for dealing with workplace mental health.

The award winning conference features 40+ sessions and over 80 speakers from diverse industries and will address critical issues such as The Future Workplace, Faith & Diversity, Grief, Post Natal Depression and the Importance of Internal Communications.

Plus we will be hosting a fascinating CEO Panel – 6 progressive Chief Execs will discuss why they have made mental health a top priority in their organisation.

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.
  • 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

    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

    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.

  • Rebecca Priestly

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Outer Temple Chambers

    Rebecca joined Outer Temple Chambers as Chief Executive from a background which includes experiences as an executive HR Director and a dual-qualified solicitor and barrister with extensive financial services and legal experience. As Chief Executive, she leads with an important focus on promotion of positive employee relations and wellbeing and improving support for those with mental ill health. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA).

  • Neil Peters

    Strategic Programme Manager – Samaritans/Rail Partnership,

    Neil joined Samaritans in 2011 and is currently Strategic Programme Manager leading Samaritans’ partnership with the rail industry, delivering the ‘Tackling suicides on the railways’ programme. Since taking on his current role in 2018 he has overseen the launch of Small Talk Saves Lives Phase 3 and the recent launch of the Real People, Real Stories campaigns.

  • Lubna Gem Arielle

    Corporate Trainer, Executive Coach, Consultant

    Having spent 12 years as a City solicitor, Lubna now works with law firms on workplace wellbeing. She was lead advisor on ‘Mental Health for Lawyers,’ an interactive online programme.
    In response to a need to foster supportive environments, Lubna developed a unique model to enable ‘Conversations that Matter’.

  • Laura Willis

    Shine Offline

    Laura Willis is one of the UK’s leading experts on digital wellbeing at work and a thought-leader on thriving in our constantly-on world.

  • Tina Daheley


    Tina Daheley is one of the BBC’s fastest rising stars and a versatile broadcaster whose TV and radio work stretches across news, current affairs and the arts, appealing to a wide range of very diverse audiences.

  • Alison Thorogood

    Learning & Development Manager,

    Alison is Learning & Development Manager for the popular restaurant chain, Nando’s. She’s has extensive experience in the hospitality and retail sectors having worked in a variety of roles across operations and HR. Alison has been fundamental in raising the profile of mental wellbeing within Nando’s by working with Mental Health at Work to introduce a programme to help managers understand, manage and promote mental health.

  • Amandip Sidhu

    CEO/ Founder,
    Doctors in Distress

    Amandip has worked in healthcare for 20 years starting his career as a pharmacist and eventually reaching Director level for a pharmaceutical company. Recently bereaved by suicide, he is now an active advocate for personal wellbeing and has set up a charity to achieve his objectives to help those in distress.

  • Sarah Churchman OBE

    People Director
    Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer,

    Sarah is one of the country’s most seasoned professionals in the field of Diversity & Inclusion. She is widely regarded as a thought leader and is frequently quoted in the media on issues such as women on boards, gender and ethnicity pay gap, social mobility, work-life balance and employee wellbeing, including mental health.  She is leading PwC’s focus on inclusion and wellbeing both within the workplace and across the communities in which PwC operates. 

  • Heather Edwards

    Customer Insights Executive,
    MoneySuperMarket Group

    Alongside her day job as a Customer Insights Executive, Heather passionately leads a mental health employee resource group at MoneySuperMarket Group with the vision of empowering a company-wide culture supportive of mental health.

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

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.