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Working well – the mental health and wellbeing conference


Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Mental health issues have a significant impact on employee wellbeing and are a major cause of long-term absence from work. It is widely reported that mental ill health will affect 1 in 4 people at some point in their working lives.

Our Working well conference aims to encourage occupational health and safety practitioners to work with others, particularly human resources specialists, to improve employees’ work performance and reduce sickness absence with a particular emphasis on mental health and wellbeing.

Come and join us for this thought provoking and topical day packed full of useful insights, information, and a case study from the social housing sector to help you understand how your organisation can promote good mental health and provide support for those who may be experiencing issues.

Our Keynote Speaker is Lord Dennis Stevenson co-author of ‘Thriving at Work’ and a long time campaigner for greater understanding and treatment of mental illness. He was the Founding Chair of MQ: Transforming Mental Health, a charity which supports research into mental health; and he promoted a Private Members’ Bill – the “Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill” – the first key step in the UK to removing a number of the key discriminations against people who suffer from mental illness.

Martin Coyd, OBE is a leading health and safety professional in the UK construction industry and is Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Mace Construction. Martin has a wealth of experience in health and safety with a passion for wellbeing, and has a leading role in the UK’s Building Mental Health Framework.

Representatives from ACAS will be in attendance to talk about their ‘framework for positive mental health at work’. Developed for employers, employees and line managers, the framework asks what we can do to improve and maintain our own mental health.

It’s also a pleasure to reveal that comedian and writer Jake Mills will be joining us. Having battled depression in 2013, Jake attempted to take his own life - thankfully he was discovered before it was too late and made a full recovery.

Jake opened up on social media about his secret battles and his story went viral; as a result, he became inundated with messages from people asking for help. It quickly became clear that the fear of being judged was preventing many from seeking help. Determined to change things, Jake created ‘Chasing the Stigma’ with the aim of removing unnecessary stigmas attached to mental illness.

We will also be joined by Dave Morrell, Head of Health, Safety and Facilities at M&Y Maintenance (Regenda Group) who will share information with regards to the wellbeing strategies and mental health initiatives within their organisation.

Who should attend?

  • Health and safety professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Chief executives
  • Directors
  • DLO/Repairs managers
  • Housing management staff.
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Delegate fees:
Full price: £289.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £209.00 *

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Registration will start 30 minutes before the first session and refreshments will be available.

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Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited. There is no refund for non-attendance, but delegates may be substituted at any time.


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