25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre
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A top London law firm tackles workplace bullying

Philip Landau, employment lawyer at Landau Law Solicitors, spoke to TCH about supporting employees with mental health in a high pressure work environment and challenging workplace bullying with actionable strategies. As someone who frequently sees the consequences of serious workplace bullying, its continued prevalence and links to mental health do not shock me. It doesn’t...
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Being a working carer – how employers can help

Rebecca Fuller talks about caring for her mum and how her colleagues support her commitments outside of work. I was about 20 when I felt the full-force of caring for my mum. She had lived with ill-mental health throughout my life; however, it was at this point that she had a traumatic emotional breakdown and...
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The importance of mental wellbeing to improve your leadership performance

Psychotherapist Noel McDermott spoke to TCH about leaders and the mental health of their teams: “If you want to be a progressive business leader, now is the time to invest in the emotional and mental health of your team, they are after all your most valuable resource. Most organisations now understand fundamentally the link between...
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Penny James, Direct Line Group CEO talks about creating a mental-health friendly workplace

The significance of an effective mental health and wellbeing strategy in the workplace cannot be overestimated. At Direct Line Group a core part of our people strategy is creating a workplace that promotes open and honest conversations, ensuring there’s always someone our colleagues can talk to should they need to. As we’re all becoming better...
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Digital detox – time to go offline!

Business leaders must take the impact of today’s constantly connected world on the mental health of their employees seriously. There is no question that technology can give companies a competitive advantage and 24/7 connectivity offers valuable opportunities for flexible working. But with it, a culture has developed where employees increasingly feel bombarded by multiple streams of...
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Suicide – a national crisis

It’s time to face a harsh truth – the UK is facing an urgent public health crisis. Suicide statistics are significantly on the rise and the need for mental health care has never been more critical. It has been widely reported that suicides have risen to a 16-year high across the UK as the Office...
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Your first step to wellbeing at work – The YAMAS

Tracy Forsyth is an Executive Coach, Creator of ‘Yoga in the Boardroom’ workshop and Wellbeing Columnist for TBI Vision. In addition, she is Creative Mentor for the Channel 4 Growth Fund advising production companies on growth strategy and the Women in Film & TV Mentoring Scheme Producer for mid-career women. She is a professionally certified Co-Active...
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Brian Dow talks workplace mental health

Chief Executive, Mental Health UK & Deputy Chief Executive, Rethink Mental Illness has teamed up with This Can Happen to bring workplace mental health into the spotlight. Brian Dow spoke to us about the ever-evolving sphere of mental health. Q. How widespread are mental health challenges in workplaces across the UK? A. We all have...
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This Can Happen Awards – What do they mean to you?

This Can Happen was established to recognise the work of organisations leading the way in caring for the mental wellbeing of their workforce. The team has worked towards taking this recognition to the next level with This Can Happen 2019’s awards. We spoke to some of our valued speakers, panellists and delegates about their thoughts...
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TCH Awards – Introducing the Judges!

Nici Matlow is Director of HR at Swizzels Matlow. Swizzels Matlow is a Derbyshire-based confectionery manufacturer and one of the UK’s best-loved sweetie brands. Nici talks to us about This Can Happen Awards, what they mean to her company and to the wider UK workforce. Nici leads the HR Department and serves as Board Director....
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TCH Awards – Introducing the Judges!

Che Donald is the National Vice-Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales. We welcome Che as one of our judges for the inaugural This Can Happen Awards, launched this year to celebrate and recognise companies and individuals who have shown excellence in their approach towards supporting mental health in their workplaces. Che was...
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This Can Happen crowned Best New Conference Launch 2019!

It was a glorious Friday 5th of July in the grounds of Tower Bridge–one of London’s most spectacular historical settings. The sun was shining, heightening our excitement and anticipation for the Conference Awards 2019. The crowning of the UK’s best conferences over the past year was about to happen. Overjoyed and a bit nervous, team...
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TCH speaker Paul Feeney’s proactive stance on mental health in the workplace

This Can Happen is dedicated to improving mental health in the workplace and we’re on a mission to find out what businesses around the UK are doing to achieve this. We put some questions to Quilter CEO and confirmed TCH ’19 speaker Paul Feeney about his company’s exemplary commitment to employee wellbeing. Quilter is a...
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TCH AEB member Lucie Cave talks about a pioneering workplace manifesto

Bauer Media Group has launched Where’s Your Head At? A manifesto calling for a working world where mental health is supported and where wellbeing is at the heart of everything a business does. The ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ Workplace Manifesto The manifesto was launched in June 2019 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. It...
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This Can Happen launches brand new workplace mental health awards

This Can Happen was the UK’s largest workplace mental health conference of 2018.  Its aim was to offer delegates practical, relatable solutions they could implement back into their workplaces through high level content. This included a session with HRH Prince William where he opened up for the first time about his struggles with mental health during...
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Withers & Rogers on the impact of This Can Happen

Q&A with Karen and Adam who attended TCH ’18. What did they learn and how have things changed in their workplace? Karen Greville-Woods and Adam Hirst are from the Sheffield office of Withers & Rogers, one of the largest IP law firms in Europe. They spoke to us about their experiences of mental health in...
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Simon Linares of Direct Line Group on mental health solutions in his workplace

Simon Linares of Direct Line Group speaks to This Can Happen again, this time to tell us about his highlights from the 2018 event and what he’s most looking forward to this year. Q. What were your highlights and what has compelled you to return to TCH 19? A. For me the highlight of the...
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Emma Loveridge

Industry insights – Q&A with Dr. Emma Loveridge

Dr. Emma Loveridge is a counsellor and psychotherapist and Director of Rafan House, a therapeutic clinic in London. She is a member of This Can Happen Advisory Editorial Board and shared her thoughts on promoting mental health and the best ways of engaging with organisations in the future. Q. You have worked in the field...
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Pam Quinn and Vannessa Young of BIBA on TCH 2018

Pam Quinn, Head of Communications and Vannessa Young, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead, both at BIBA, spoke to Team TCH about their commitment to improving the wellbeing of their workforce and the impact that This Can Happen 2018 had on their strategies. “BIBA represents general insurance brokers in a sector that employs more than 100,000 people...
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“We need to treat mental health as seriously as we treat physical health.” – TCH 2018

Kizzy Augustin, Partner at Russell-Cooke tells us about her experience at This Can Happen 2018. Q. Why did you decide to attend This Can Happen 2018? A. Having known Zoe from our previous interaction in providing courses for the Family Support Network at our law firm, I was aware that the issues surrounding mental health...
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Does becoming a parent make working more stressful?

Geraldine Gallagher of the Executive Coaching Consultancy answers the question. Nowadays enlightened employers recognise that becoming a parent marks a momentous life change for a significant portion of their employees. For people in professional careers they are likely to become new parents in their thirties; just when their careers are taking off. It’s a vulnerable...
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The importance of supporting women in the workplace

Women in full-time employment are almost twice as likely to have a mental health problem as their male counterparts – 19.8% vs 10.9%. This shocking statistic from the Mental Health Foundation raises difficult questions and places a heavy emphasis on employers and the steps they are taking – or not taking – to support their...
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Sheri Hughes of PageGroup tells us how they have made gender equality a priority

Friday March 8th, 2019 is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme of #BalanceforBetter is a nod to the last tumultuous couple of years in the world of diversity rights. When hundreds of women broke their silence on sexual abuse by high profile figures, the world took notice. #MeToo has changed Hollywood, but has its impact...
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TCH2018

Wow. What an event. What struck me when walking into the conference centre, was the incredibly positive atmosphere. Here was an enormous room, FULL of professionals from different walks of life, all excited to learn more and do more in the mental health space. Very powerful! As a wellbeing employee resource group leader in a...
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My experience at TCH 2018

Jane Marshall, Partner at Weightmans LLP, gives a personal review on attending TCH 2018
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Accenture’s Barbara Harvey speaks of her pride at being part of This Can Happen 2018

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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Founders Zoe and Neil Reflect on TCH 2018

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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This is Normal. This is Me. This is All of Us.

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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