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

2019 AGENDA

This year’s Agenda will address key issues around workplace mental health offering practical solutions and insights for every delegate.

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  • 08:15 – 09:00

Registration

  • 09:00 – 09:10
  • Main stage

Welcome to This Can Happen

Zoe Sinclair, Co-Founder, This Can Happen

  • 09:10 – 09:40
  • Main stage
  • 09:40 – 10:25
  • Main stage

TCH & Accenture Research Insight

Mental Health – It’s not 1 in 4, it’s all of us: Mental Health and Younger Workers

Addressing Mental Health at Boardroom Level – The CEO’s speak

Hear from 5 progressive Chief Execs on why they’ve made mental health a top priority in their organisations.

Facilitator: Tina Daheley, TV and Radio Broadcaster

  • 10:25 – 11:05
  • Main stage

Domestic Abuse

Why it’s an Employers Business and the Implications for your Mental Health Strategy

Facilitator: Lucie Cave, Editorial Editor, Bauer Media

  • Melanie Brown, Singer, Songwriter, Author & Patron of Women’s Aid
  • Paul Quinlan, Head of Employee Relations, Ernst & Young
  • Lorna Gavin, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Corporate Responsibility, Gowling WLG
  • 11:05 – 11:30
  • BRITTEN - 3rd floor

COFFEE + NETWORKING + EXHIBITION

  • 11:35 - 12:15
  • Main stage

Your Mental Health Strategy: The Importance of Impact Measurement

Ticking the boxes is not always enough. To become a mentally well workplace, it’s essential to invest in data-driven measurement mechanisms to ensure the staff are truly benefitting. Learn the most effective tools for measurement.

Facilitator: Alison Pay, Managing Director, Mental Health at Work

  • Stage 2

Faith, Diversity and Mental Health

How companies are taking faith and diversity into consideration in order to build inclusive mental health support strategies

Facilitator: Myira Khan, BACP Accredited Counsellor and Founder of the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network 

  • Stage 3

Starting your Company’s Workplace Mental Health Journey

An interactive session offering tested solutions to kick-start a mentally healthy workplace

Facilitator: Damian Wild, Editor-in-Chief, Estates Gazette

  • Rutherford 4th floor

Experiential

People Matter

Burnout doesn’t discriminate between people – it can impact anyone. But why does it happen? Why is it that some of us end up struggling in the dark clutches of hopelessness and exhaustion whilst others thrive?

You are invited to participate in a highly immersive, exciting and evolving story called “living life in the fast lane.” This is a one of a kind experience to help you better understand and learn ways to overcome burnout.

  • Moore 4th floor

Experiential

#GetintotheGreen

Join Dr Tamara Russell and Mary Louise Morris from the Mindfulness Centre of Excellence to learn about brainwise ways to feed you green dragon …this is the dragon energy that is with us when we feel calm, contented, creative and connected. It is the antidote to the stressed out, tired, uncomfortable, distressed red dragon energy and what helps our focused, driven blue dragon get its work done.  Feeding your green dragon is your secret weapon to not only surviving but also thriving in our modern work environment. It’s more than dragons….it’s a lifestyle choice. Permission and language to feel deeply and think clearly.

  • 12:25 – 13:05
  • Main stage

The Power of Mental Health Champions, Advocates & Ambassadors 

How to maximise these critical voluntary players to strengthen your mental health strategy.

Facilitator: Brian Dow, Chief Executive, Mental Health UK, Deputy Chief Executive, Rethink Mental Health

  • Stage 2

A Deeper Understanding of Suicide

Hear three personal experiences: from a father, a business partner and a medical professional. All are leading successful missions to educate about suicide prevention in workplaces through their own stories of loss. 

Facilitator: Neil Peters, Strategic Programme Manager – Samaritans/Rail Partnership

  • Stage 3

Understanding Grief

Grief is a complex experience which doesn’t discriminate and many of us will face. Learn how to build grief support into your organisational wellbeing strategy through a frank conversation between:

  • Rutherford 4th floor

Experiential

Storytelling

During this powerful session, Gian Power & Dr Kamel Hothi OBE will bring the importance of workplace storytelling to life by sharing their own journeys across Lloyds Banking Group & PwC and now leading storytelling company TLC Lions.

The session will ‘take off their masks’ and remind us that Everyone Has A Story and the benefits of sharing and how this can positively impact our mental health and workplace culture. Gian & Kamel will discuss storytelling at all levels within an organisation and how this benefits companies overall. 

  • Moore 4th floor

Experiential

Yoga in the Boardroom:

Hosted by Tracy Forsyth, Yoga in the Boardroom is a unique corporate wellbeing workshop that shows how to use  your breath to feel powerfully calm before big meetings; how to adapt your posture to increase confidence and personal impact; and learn easy but incredibly effective stretches using your desk, chair or wall to release desk-bound tension from being on the computer too long.   Come in your work clothes!

  • 13:05 - 13:50
  • Britten

LUNCH + EXHIBITION + NETWORKING

  • Moore 4th floor

Experiential

Yoga in the Boardroom

Hosted by Tracy Forsyth, Yoga in the Boardroom is a unique corporate wellbeing workshop that shows how to use  your breath to feel powerfully calm before big meetings; how to adapt your posture to increase confidence and personal impact; and learn easy but incredibly effective stretches using your desk, chair or wall to release desk-bound tension from being on the computer too long.   Come in your work clothes!

  • 13:50 – 14:30
  • Main stage

The Importance of Internal Communication Campaigns in a Successful Mental Health Strategy

What images, wording, branding are companies using to address mental health. See examples of successful case studies

Facilitator: Jane Roques-Shaw, Board Director, Institute of Internal Communications

  • Stage 2

First-Hand Experiences of Addiction

Following on from the overwhelming response to our session on this topic at TCH 2018, we’re looking at addiction again but from a lived experience point of view. Through an honest interview, hear how workplaces can be equipped to support staff living through this. 

  • Stage 3

How to Support Positive Behaviour Change

Having mental health support in place for staff is critical but it is equally important for organisations to develop and integrate appropriately supportive behaviours into workplace systems and culture.

Facilitator: Dr Aarti Anhal, Founder, before nine

  • Rutherford 4th floor

Experiential

Storytelling

During this powerful session, Gian Power & Dr Kamel Hothi OBE will bring the importance of workplace storytelling to life by sharing their own journeys across Lloyds Banking Group & PwC and now leading storytelling company TLC Lions.

The session will ‘take off their masks’ and remind us that Everyone Has A Story and the benefits of sharing and how this can positively impact our mental health and workplace culture. Gian & Kamel will discuss storytelling at all levels within an organisation and how this benefits companies overall. 

  • Moore 4th floor

Experiential

Shine Offline

This practical, fun session will help shine a light on the potentially negative impact your smartphone and other digital technology could be having on your wellbeing and work life balance. Participants will have the chance to consider personal adjustments they could make to their relationship with their work and personal technology to get balance back and ensure they technology is playing an enhancing rather than an overwhelming role

  • 14:40 - 15:20
  • Main stage

Keeping Momentum Going: Maintaining Engagement and Impact

Getting started on the journey is half the battle. Once your strategy is in effect, how do you maintain engagement and ensure long-term impact?

Facilitator: Terry Streather, Director & Head of Training, Oakwood Training

  • Stage 2

Money Matters: Personal Finances & Mental Health at Work

Hear both the employee and employer perspective on the significance of this topic in building a mentally healthy workplace.

Facilitator: Matthew Mitten, Partner, Second Sight

  • Stage 3

Lessons from the Legal Profession

For this high-performance profession, there are many challenges firms face in terms of getting staff mental health support right. Learn from these firms pioneering innovative support.

Facilitator: Lubna Gem Arielle, Corporate Trainer, Executive Coach, Consultant

  • Rutherford 4th floor

Experiential

People Matter

Burnout doesn’t discriminate between people – it can impact anyone. But why does it happen? Why is it that some of us end up struggling in the dark clutches of hopelessness and exhaustion whilst others thrive?

You are invited to participate in a highly immersive, exciting and evolving story called “living life in the fast lane.” This is a one of a kind experience to help you better understand and learn ways to overcome burnout.

  • Moore 4th floor

Experiential

Shine Offline

This practical, fun session will help shine a light on the potentially negative impact your smartphone and other digital technology could be having on your wellbeing and work life balance. Participants will have the chance to consider personal adjustments they could make to their relationship with their work and personal technology to get balance back and ensure they technology is playing an enhancing rather than an overwhelming role

  • 15:20 - 15:50
  • Britten

TEA BREAK + EXHIBITION + NETWORKING

  • 15:50 – 16:30
  • Main stage

The Future Workplace

Agile working, remote working, automation: the traditional idea of a workplace is evolving. What implications will this have on mental health of staff & how can support be adjusted?

Facilitator: Julie Chakraverty, Founder & CEO, Rungway

  • Sarah Churchman, People Director, Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer, PwC
  • Dr Nick Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Unmind
  • Silvana Martin, Health & Wellbeing Leader, Laing O’Rourke
  • Rachel Lewis, Registered Occupational Psychologist and Director, Affinity Health at Work and Birkbeck, University of London
  • David Stone, Chief Executive Officer, MRL Consulting Group
  • Stage 2

Understanding the Impact of Mental Illness After Childbirth

Recognising the signs and successful strategies to support both mothers and fathers across your workforce.

Facilitator: André Tomlin, The Mental Elf, National Elf Service

  • Rutherford 4th floor

Experiential

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk’ is a renowned national campaign by photographer Charlie Clift in partnership with Mental Health UK and The Photography Movement, which includes a series of portraits, where subjects’ struggles with mental health are written onto their faces by artist Kate Forrester. Chaired by James Fletcher of Mental Health UK, Charlie, alongside Scott Shillum and Sarah Harris, two of the ‘Let’s Talk’ subjects, will discuss their personal experiences with mental health, and reflect on how they each support wellbeing at work in their roles as a freelancer, a business owner and an employee

  • 16:35 – 17:05
  • Main stage

Navigating the Growing Marketplace – Finding the Right Mental Health Solutions for Your Workplace

The market is being bombarded with providers, apps, wearables, trainers – how do you sort through the options to decide what’s right for your organisation?

  • Stage 2

How an Industry has Come Together to Address Mental Health

Bringing together three of the major retailers in the UK for an honest discussion on how the sector is joining forces to address solutions for improving staff mental health.

Facilitator: Jason Jaspal, Assistant Director of Business Development, Samaritans

  • 17:10 – 17:45
  • Main stage

Keynote Speaker:

An interview with Nadiya Hussain, Presenter and Author

  • 17:45 – 17:50
  • Main stage

TCH Closing Note