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

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Zoe Sinclair
The room was packed, the lights were dimmed, the stage was empty and I was sitting in the front row, mic’d up and running through my presentation in my head. Then a video started rolling on the big screen and, as the music signalled the opening of This Can Happen 2018, I felt my eyes...
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2019 is in full swing and employers around the UK are planning the year ahead for their staff. Many organisations are turning to one of last year’s highlights for ideas and strategies for looking after their most important asset – their people. This Can Happen 2018 well and truly happened. It was buzzy, exciting and...
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Lyssa Barber founded the mental health network at UBS. She spoke to us about her driving force and why this initiative is so important. You know that list you sometimes see of ‘top 5 most stressful life events’? I suspect you’re supposed to experience them one at a time. In  2004, I managed to tick...
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Bright Horizons is very proud to sponsor This Can Happen. With 1 in 4 employees in the UK experiencing a mental health challenge this year alone, supporting the wellbeing of our people has never been more important for both the individuals and our organisation.  Research has shown that mental health challenges are the leading cause...
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Angela Steel from SuperWellness spoke to us about healthy eating in the workplace: This Can Happen’s purpose to make prevention a top priority for businesses makes it a very exciting partnership for us. This philosophy of prevention is at the heart of our approach too. We’ve made it our mission to help make workplaces nutrition-smart,...
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Pam Quinn tells us why BIBA is committed to fully supporting every staff member who may be facing mental health challenges. Q. Please can you tell us about BIBA’s work with mental health? Where did the inspiration come from and what are you doing to help your staff? A. At BIBA we have always recognised...
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Lindsey Bennister, MQ Chief Executive, speaks frankly about the impact of mental health on our working lives and tells us what MQ is doing to help. Q. Can you tell us a bit about MQ. What you do, why you do it and what you hope to achieve? A. We’re MQ – the UK’s leading...
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Ruth Sutherland, Samaritans CEO, spoke to us about the importance of this initiative and the impact of stressful working on our mental health.  Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. Our volunteers receive a call for help every six seconds. People contact us for many...
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I was ten when I had my first panic attack. Of course, this was in much less enlightened times, when my understanding of mental illness was restricted to a third-hand account of the plot of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, so I didn’t know what was happening to me. I received a diagnosis of...
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Poorna Bell
Award-winning journalist and author Poorna Bell was one of the first speakers confirmed for This Can Happen. As former UK Executive Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for HuffPost she has written extensively about mental wellbeing in the workplace and is a mental health activist. Her area of specialism is the mental health of men and...
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