Alastair AntellHead of Propositions – Health and Well-Being, Aviva UK
Ally has worked with Aviva’s Health division since 2005 and in his current role he’s responsible for developing wellbeing products & services to help all Aviva customers live healthier, happier and more financially secure lives.
Alison PayManaging Director, Mental Health at Work
Alison joined Mental Health at Work at its inception and has extensive experience across both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. She’s passionate about bringing knowledge and skills to the workplace to help normalise conversations around mental health.
Alison ThorogoodLearning & Development Manager, Nando's
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 SidhuCEO/ 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.
Anushka DaviesHead of Talent, Engagement & Diversity, Softcat
Anushka has been at Softcat for 19 years and has seen the company’s focus on staff wellbeing evolve over this time. Anushka is passionate about improving mental health in the workplace to encourage employees to openly talk about mental health in the same way as physical health.
Ben AlcottBen Alcott, International Director, UK Civil Aviation Authority
Ben Alcott is an engineer by background and joined the UK CAA in 1998, becoming International Director in 2015. Since 2017 he has been leading the CAA’s Well-Being Programme.
Brian DowChief Executive, Mental Health UK & Deputy Chief Executive of Rethink Mental Illness
Brian is Chief Executive of Mental Health UK a coalition of four charities across the UK in addition to his role as Deputy Chief Executive of Rethink Mental Illness.
Chris FitzgeraldClient Manager, Charles River Development
Chris works at Charles River Development, a tech company within State Street Bank. He holds a solid understanding of the importance of mental health and life balance from his extensive previous career in health & fitness and his own experience of PTSD as a result of the traumatic birth of his first son.
Claire GillisInternational CEO, WPP Health Practice
As a pharmacologist, health economist, entrepreneur and business leader, Claire is passionate about using communications grounded in data to promote better access to healthcare.
Claire HallmeyHealth & Well-Being Manager, Oracle
As Oracle’s Health & Well-Being Manager, Claire’s focus is on the management of a bespoke wellbeing strategy to meet the unique needs of Oracle employees.
Darea FlanaganWell-Being Engagement Manager, E.ON
Darea is an energetic and engaged wellbeing professional passionate about challenging culture and improving mental health and wellbeing in corporate life whilst ensuring organisational wellbeing remains a focus with the Board and Leadership team at E.ON.
David HammondPatent Attorney, Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
David is one of Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP’s 20+ Mental Health First Aiders who form a working group focussed on awareness raising about workplace mental health, addressing related stigma and reducing occurrences of work-related mental health-related incidents within the firm.
David StoneChief Executive, MRL Consulting Group
MRL is a niche high technology recruitment company that has been established since 1997 with offices in the UK, Germany & France. As Chief Executive, David is passionate about the development & wellbeing of MRL’s people along with providing world class service everywhere they operate and achieving outstanding results.
Deborah EdmondsHead of Occupational Health and Well-Being, Gatwick Airport
Deborah is a qualified occupational health specialist who believes health and wellbeing underpin the success of a business whilst protecting the very people who make an organisation what it is. She builds and leads highly performing health teams, which add sustainable value to Gatwick Airport as an employer.
Dr Aarti AnhalFounder, before nine
Dr Aarti Anhal runs before nine, a consultancy on a mission to help future-proof organisations by integrating mental health, wellbeing and resilience considerations into their performance strategies.
Dr Nick TaylorCEO, Unmind
Dr Nick Taylor is the CEO of Unmind, a digital workplace mental health platform that empowers employees to proactively look after their mental health. Through his work as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, he found there was a lack of preventative solutions available for people, despite prevention being universally recognised as best practice. This is what led Nick to co-found Unmind.
Ericka FitzgeraldVP for eFX Sales & Trading, Mitsubishi UFG Financial Group (MUFG)
Alongside her role on the FX Trading desk, Ericka is the founding Co-Chair of MUFG’s Family Network. After her first child was born, she suffered from PTSD and nearly died. She is passionate about helping others who’ve had similar experiences to hers.
Euan HuttonChief Nuclear Officer, Sellafield Ltd
In October 2017
Euan took on the role of Executive Sponsor
supporting Sellafields’s work to improve staff mental health.
Gina WillsLeadership & Learning Manager, Central England Co-operative
Gina is an experienced Learning & Development Manager with extensive experience in the retail industry. Her specialisms are in Learning Design, Leadership Development, Performance Management, Learning Evaluation & ROI and Coaching.
Graham McCartneyTrustee of Jonathan's Voice Charity, Jonathan's Voice
Graham is a Trustee of Jonathan’s Voice, a charity set up following the death of his son Jonathan, a successful partner at a patent law firm, by suicide at the age of 35.
Harpreet ButoyRegional Chair – Multicultural Network, Royal Bank of Scotland
Alongside his day job as a mortgage adviser, Harpreet supports diversity and wellbeing across the bank focusing on staff within the Birmingham region.
Heather EdwardsCustomer 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.
James GrayPartner, Withers & Rogers
James is a Patent Attorney and Partner at Withers & Rogers LLP and he is a member of the firms Diversity and Inclusion team with a focus on mental health.
Jane Roques-Shaw Board Director, Institute of Internal Communications Director, Internal Communications and Culture, Warner Bros. EntertainmentJane Roques-ShawBoard Director, Institute of Internal Communications Director, Internal Communications and Culture, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Jane is responsible for leading the internal communications and culture strategy for Warner Bros. UK and is passionate about creating the best employee experience possible.
Joanne ThedoulouGeneral Counsel, Simply Business; Board Trustee, Mind
Joanne is the General Counsel of Simply Business, the UK’s largest business insurance provider where she is a passionate advocate for workplace wellbeing.
Julia MazzafioreMHFA Programme Lead, Department for Work & Pensions
Julia is the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) delivery lead for the DWP. With a background in psychology, her responsibilities include recruiting and developing hundreds of new Mental Health First Aiders and the construction of an interactive online community to provide instant multi-media access to a MHFA.
Julie ChakravertyFounder & CEO, Rungway
Julie is Founder and CEO of Rungway, a workplace advice platform used by leading organisations to support today’s workforces with wellbeing, mental health, inclusion and development.
June ClarkHealth and Well-Being Manager, Nestle UK & Ireland
June’s role at Nestlé is to provide strategic leadership over the Nestlé UK & Ireland employee health and wellbeing programme. She’s passionate about health and wellbeing, supporting behaviour change and gets an enormous amount of pleasure in supporting employees to make well-informed lifestyle changes.
Karen BaxterPartner, Lewis Silkin LLP
Karen Baxter is an Employment Lawyer and Partner at international law firm, Lewis Silkin LLP and is responsible for leading her firm’s mental wellbeing initiative, #ThisPlaceMinds.
Kelly LeslieSenior Human Resources Manager, Farrer & Co, LLP
At law firm Farrer & Co, Kelly is responsible for the delivery of strategic HR projects. She experienced severe postnatal depression following the birth of both of her children, who are now 8 and 3.
Laura WillisCo-Founder, 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.
Laurie RackindCEO, Jami
At the same time as providing services to 1300 people at any one time, Jami’s aim is to transform the mental health landscape of the Jewish community, using communal social capital to provide a supportive and knowledgeable environment.
Lizzie PickeringFilm Producer and Grief Investigator
A Film Producer by trade, Lizzie is also a motivational speaker on embracing change in the workplace and helping employees to stay at work successfully following major life events
Louise Goux-WirthEquality, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Louise is an equality specialist with over 10 years’ experience in enabling organisations to achieve strategic change in equality, diversity and inclusion.
Lubna Gem ArielleCorporate 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’.
Luke AdebiyiClient Engagement Lead, Business Development Capital International Group
Luke bravely spoke out about his Mental Health to 60,000 of his Lloyd’s Banking Group colleagues and has since been involved in the #gettheinsideout marketing campaign. He’s a two-time Ethnicity Role Model and is listed in the first Isle of Man 30-under-30 list.
Mari ThromanEnterprise Architect Corporate Banking, HSBC
Mari is passionate about bringing mindfulness into the workplace and making it available to all staff who’d like to learn how it can support them in their personal and professional lives.
Marisa SmallmanCounsellor, The Living Room
Marisa spent 16 years working as an Equity Derivatives Broker. A decade into her career she hit a rock bottom, catalysed through drug and alcohol abuse. Now 14 years clean and sober, she speaks to audiences candidly about her experience of addiction and her return to the City post sobriety.
Matt MorganPartner, Pinsent Masons
Matt is a Partner at the international law firm, Pinsent Masons, and heads up a team of fifty people across three locations. He has been heavily involved in developing and implementing the firm’s mental health strategy over the last two years and he’s also played a key part in the development of the Mindful Business Charter.
Matthew MittenPartner, Secondsight
Matthew has been at the forefront of Secondsight’s wellbeing work, linking the broader concepts of money and mental health with financial matters, and traditional pension and benefits programmes.
Michael FrohlichCEO, 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.
Michael PagnottaAssociate L&D Business Partner, Knight Frank
As a Learning & Development expert, Michael uniquely applies his previous studies in the performing arts with his strong interest in human behaviour to help organisations understand workplace human behaviour, including staff mental wellbeing.
Moira SlapeHR Director, Travers Smith
Having worked in the legal sector since 2000 Moira brings to her role as HR Director her extensive HR and Learning & Development experience, alongside her deep interests in employee engagement, health and well-being, talent management and reward.
Myira Khan BACP Accredited Counsellor and Founder of the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN)Myira KhanBACP Accredited Counsellor and Founder of the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN)
Myira serves as a Trustee on the BACP Board of Governors and was awarded the Mental Health Heroes Award in 2015.
Nadiya HussainPresenter 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.
Nancy LengthornHead of Diversity, Inclusion and Future Talent, MediaCom
Nancy is a diversity and inclusion specialist within the media industry and was responsible for setting up the industry’s first apprentice scheme and Mental Health Allies programme.
Natasha WilsonEmployee Communication Manager, Fidelity International
Natasha founded and leads the mental health champions group at Fidelity International where she works alongside employee volunteers to drive the mental health agenda forward. She is also a qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor.
Neil PetersStrategic Programme Manager – Samaritans/Rail Partnership, Samaritans
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.
Nicky HemmingsLead Psychologist, BioBeats
Nicky Hemmings is Lead Psychologist at BioBeats, responsible for ensuring that the science powering the preventative health technology is grounded in a responsible, ethical and research-based approach. She is also Co-Founder of the Evidence-Based HR Forum and a Guest Lecturer at Cass Business School.
Oliver WalkerPartner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Oliver is a tax partner in the London office of Weil. He’s been with the firm for thirteen years and co-chairs the Wellness and Social Committee. He’s passionate about employee engagement and wellbeing and is a strong advocate for supporting staff mental health at Weil.
Paul FeeneyCEO, Quilter
As CEO, Paul Feeney is responsible for creating and developing the vision and strategy of the Quilter Group, including the organisation’s approach to staff wellbeing.
Pauline MillerHead of Talent Development and Inclusion, Lloyd's of London
Pauline has notably been the lead of the Dive In Festival, supporting equality and inclusion across the insurance sector. Started in London, the Dive In Festival is now delivered in more than 50 cities around the world.
Rachel Lewis Registered Occupational Psychologist & Director / Associate Professor, Affinity Health at Work, Kingston Business SchoolRachel LewisRegistered Occupational Psychologist & Director / Associate Professor, Affinity Health at Work, Kingston Business School
As a Registered Occupational Psychologist, Rachel is passionate about promoting evidence-based practice. Her research and practice have been multi-award winning.
Rebecca PriestlyChief 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).
Rohan KallicharanHead of People (UK) & Talent, Receipt Bank
Currently Head of People (UK) & Talent at Receipt Bank, Rohan has been involved in numerous mental health awareness projects in his own workplace.
Sarah Churchman OBEPeople Director Chief Inclusion, Community & Well-Being Officer, PwC
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.
Silvana MartinHealth and Well-Being Leader, Laing O’Rourke
As Laing O’Rourke’s Health and Well-Being Leader, Silvana has been instrumental in creating a culture that proactively looks after the wellbeing of its staff, including having mental health champions across the business. Laing O’Rourke is currently ranked gold in Mind’s Workplace Well-Being Index.
Simon BlakeChief Executive, Mental Health First Aid England
Simon Blake OBE joined Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England CIC as Chief Executive Officer in 2018, leading the organisation to achieve its vision of normalising society’s attitudes and behaviours around mental health, through training one in ten of the population in Mental Health First Aid skills.
Sinead LynchChair, 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”.
Steve DemetriouChair and Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs
Steve joined Jacobs as CEO in August 2015 and the following year was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors. Steve has steered a profound reshaping of Jacobs’ business portfolio, operations and culture. Under his leadership, the firm has accelerated profitable growth and transformed into the leading, next-generation solutions provider.
Terry StreatherDirector and Head of Training Oakwood Training
Terry is Director and Head of Training at Oakwood Training. He’s a Mental Health First Aid and Personal Safety Instructor, with extensive experience as both a frontline practitioner and trainer.
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.
Tracy ForsythExecutive Leadership Coach and Host, Yoga in the Boardroom, Walter & Wootze
Tracy is the Creator and Host of Yoga in the Boardroom, a Creative Mentor for Channel 4, the producer of the renowned Women in Film & TV Mentoring Scheme, a Professional Executive and Leadership Coach and a Well-Being Columnist for Television Business International.
Will BushellBrand Business Leader – Garnier Skincare, L’Oréal
Will is a Senior Marketing Manager who works on some of the biggest brands in the beauty industry and he’s also L’Oreal’s Mental Health Business Sponsor.
This Can Happen 2019
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.
|Start time||End time||Main stage||Stage 2||Stage 3|
|9:10||9:20||Welcome to This Can Happen|
|9:20||10:00||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|
|10:05||10:35||TCH Research Insight|
|Mental health – what tomorrow’s workforce expects|
|10:35||11:00||This Can Happen Awards 2019|
|Sharing best practice from the judges and winners|
|11:35||12:15||How an Industry Has Come Together to Address Mental Health||Faith, Diversity, and Mental Health||Starting Your Workplace Mental Health Journey|
|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||How companies are taking faith and diversity into consideration in order to build inclusive mental health support strategies||An interactive session offering tested solutions to kick-start a mentally healthy workplace|
|12:25||13:05||The Power of Mental Health Champions, Advocates & Ambassadors||A Deeper Understanding of Suicide||Lessons from the Legal Profession|
|How to maximise these critical voluntary players to strengthen your mental health strategy.||
Hear three personal experiences: from a father, a business partner and a doctor.
All of whom are leading successful missions to educate about suicide prevention in workplaces through their own stories of loss.
|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 strategies on what success can look like|
|13:50||14:30||The Importance of Internal Communication Campaigns in a Successful Mental Health Strategy||How to Support Positive Behaviour Change||First-hand Experiences of Addiction|
|What images, wording, branding are companies using to address mental health. See examples of successful case studies||Having mental health support in place for staff is critical but equally as important is understanding how to support individuals to adopt the support and guidance on offer||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. Hear from two former addicts alongside an addiction specialist on how workplaces can be equipped to support staff living through this.|
|14:40||15:20||Keeping Momentum Going: Maintaining Engagement and Impact||Money Matters: Personal Finances and Mental Health at Work||Understanding Grief|
|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?||Hear both the employee and employer perspective on the significance of this topic in building a mentally healthy workplace.||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|
|15:50||16:30||Your Mental Health Strategy: The Importance of Impact Measurement||Navigating the Growing Marketplace – Finding the Right Mental Health Solutions for Your Workplace||Understanding the Impacts of Post Natal Depression|
|Ticking the boxes is not always enough. To become a mentally well workplace, it’s essential to invest in measurement mechanisms to ensure that colleagues are truly benefitting. Learn the most effective tools for measurement.||The market is being bombarded with providers, apps, wearables, trainers – how do you sort through the options to decide what’s right for||Recognising the signs and successful strategies to support both mothers and fathers across your workforce.|
|16:35||17:05||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?|
Nadiya Hussain, Presenter and Author
|17:40||17:50||Closing Note from This Can Happen|