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ON DEMAND – Health and Wellbeing Forum 2020

Friday, 31 December 2021 @ 9:00 am


This conference can now be view On Demand - book  your online pass now!

The changing nature of work, unpredictable environmental factors and the tightening of health and safety penalties mean that reviewing and strengthening your health and wellbeing strategy is now more important than ever.

Awareness of mental health and stress issues is at a new all-time peak, with an estimated 1 in 6 people of working age being diagnosed with a mental health condition. The correlation between physical wellbeing and mental wellbeing is becoming more pertinent with statistics indicating that out of all employees who have a physical health condition, 1 in 5 also reported having a mental health issue. The focus of this conference is to address the key challenges faced by organisations in driving the health at work agenda forward both from a mental and physical health perspective. 

It will able you to;

  • Gain insights to best practice case studies from a range of industries
  • Take away practical tools and strategies to develop a holistic health and wellbeing strategy
  • You will hear from leading industry experts about the changes to the health agenda in the workplace

Who should attend:

Director/Head/Manager of Health and Safety

Director/Head/Manager of Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Director/Head/Manager of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment

Senior Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisors

Heads of Wellbeing and Engagement

HR Directors

Conference Attendee Questions

Will I get the event presentations?


Download detailed instructions here.

For environmental reasons, we do not print conference presentations.  They become available as a download in your account on this site, shortly before the event.

When your order is completed online, an account it automatically created for you.

Please remember the account login and password you created during the event registration process.  You will need this to access the presentations.

The event presentations are added to this account shortly before the seminar and can then be downloaded. We will notify you when they are available.



In order for people to get the presentations they have to download them from an account on this website. 

If you made the booking, you can download them for your colleague as you already have an account – or they can create their own account.

To create an account, the attendee will need to purchase the documentation directly from the site.  Don’t worry – we will email them a “Coupon Code” to input which makes the purchase free of charge. 

Normally we email all attendees to notify them when the documentation is available online about one week before the event.  We include account set up instructions and the Coupon Code with that email. 



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What food and refreshments are provided?

Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

I have a discount code – how do I claim it?

If you have been sent a discount or special offer ‘coupon code’ this can be entered in the shopping cart while booking and your discount will be applied to your purchase.

I have a ‘ticket’ email but it does not say the right delegate names?

Don’t worry.  You don’t need the ‘ticket’, it’s just produced by the booking software to confirm the order.  

If you added delegate details on the booking form when you completed your order or told us by phone or email the names of the attendees, these people will be registered and do not need to bring the ‘ticket’.


I am a supplier or consultant, can I attend?

Sorry, but suppliers may not attend as delegates.

We do allow a strictly limited number of suppliers to exhibit.  Further exhibitor information can be found here or by calling our sales team on 020 7231 5100.

How do I pay? Can I have an invoice? Can I pay with a credit card?

Payment can be made by credit card when you book, or you can specify cheque, bank transfer or invoice etc. once you complete the registration form.

An invoice or receipt is automatically sent once booking is completed online.

For cheque and BACS payments, our account details can be downloaded here.

Credit card details can be taken by telephone, please call our account department on +44 (0)20 7231 5100. We do not store any credit card details used for payment.

Online credit card payments are transacted via Paypal – you do not need a Paypal account to use this facility.

How do I book an event?

You can book online
Simply scroll down the page to the “Tickets” section. Select the number of places you wish to book and then click “Add to Cart”. You will then be taken to the shopping cart where you can confirm your purchase details, enter any discount or special offer coupon codes you may have, and arrange payment.

You can book by telephone
Simply call us on 020 7231 5100.

Event Date Changes

Changes are sometimes needed due to circumstances beyond our control such as trainers being ill, poor weather and so on.  In the very rare circumstances that we need to change the date for an event we will automatically offer you a place on the next available event date.  If this is not suitable for you we will refund your booking fee.

We cannot accept liability for travel and accommodation costs and strongly advise you not to book cheap ‘non-refundable / no change’ tickets and to check your insurance covers travel and accommodation in these circumstances.

Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

Please see our full terms and conditions here .

  • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
  • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
  • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.

The Safety Elf

At The Safety Elf, we think ‘elf and safety’ is all about people  – truly putting people’s physical and mental health, safety and wellbeing at the heart of your business.

Making a difference in business sectors including Care, Commercial and Industrial, ranging from small independent companies to large corporates. We are based in the Midlands, and our service is UK wide.



If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site or contact our sales team at sales@symposium.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.



09.35 Conference Producer Introduction
09.45 Enabling an open culture towards health and wellbeing

  • Creating an environment where staff can speak openly about both physical and mental health
  • Promoting a healthy work-life balance
  • Appointing mental health champions across the organisation

Rebecca Eaton, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager, Highways England

10:25 When 'temporary' is no longer so temporary - reviewing the health, safety and wellbeing of your home workers

  • Whole environment safety
  • Personal safety and wellbeing
  • Value of checking, evidencing and acting on outcomes learned from review process

Alison Thomson, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Consultant and Trainer, The Safety Elf

11.05 Occupational health and wellbeing: what is it and why does it matter?

  • Welbeing and the public health agenda
  • Strategic elements of Yorkshire Water wellbeing strategy
  • Intervention and their impact

Susan Gee, Group Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager, Yorkshire Water

11.45 Building blocks of wellness in a post-normal world

  • Strategy vs Initiative
  • The four pillars of wellbeing: People, Culture, Wellness and Environment
  • The five building blocks of wellness: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social and Spiritual

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, The Stress Management Society

13.25 Addressing sleep to improve employee wellbeing

  • The impact of insufficient sleep on productivity
  • Educating employees to help them to identify sleep problems and improve time management and sleep hygiene
  • Addressing sleep problems efficiently and cost effectively through a wellbeing programme

Ann McCracken, Author, Scientist, Educationalist, Psychotherapist, MHFA and Training Consultant

14.05 Creating a healthy working environment

  • The impact of a healthy workplace on boosting engagement and productivity
  • Creating an effective Wellbeing Strategy
  • Building a team that thrives

Dr Claire Douglas, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, SCS Railways

14.45 The impact of exposure to nature on wellbeing at work

  • The Biophilia Hypothesis – the need for nature for our personal fulfilment and identity
  • How to introduce nature into our working lives
  • The impact of introducing nature into the working day

Naomi Stone, Employee Engagement Manager, St Monica Trust

15.25 Nutrition & Lifestyle Choices: The Next Pieces of the Workplace Wellbeing Puzzle

  • Nutrition in the workplace – why is it becoming more of a focus and what role can you play.
  • Lifestyle choices – if your organisation a help or a hindrance? How to influence, encourage and support employees wishing to make changes.
  • The case for change – how to add these elements to your wellbeing strategy

Katy Rowlands, HR Consultant and Nutrition Expert

16.05 Conference Producer Closing Address


Some of the experts speaking at this event include...

Susan Gee, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Yorkshire Water

Susan is a commercially astute, innovative and highly influential Occupational Health Manager with comprehensive experience gained within public and private sector roles. Susan was previously employed for 16 years at Bradford Metropolitan District Council as Head of Occupational Health & Safety,

Susan is currently a visiting lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where her specialist subject is Sickness Absence Management and Wellbeing. Susan has a BSc (Hons) in Public Health (OH) an MA in Health Care Law and an MSc in leadership, Management and Change in Health and Social Care.

Ann McCracken, Author, Scientist, Educationalist, Psychotherapist, MHFA and Training Consultant

Ann is an experienced and highly successful scientist, educationalist, speaker, writer, trainer, coach and therapist. She specialises in developing positive and resilient work cultures in organisations through
effective performance and wellbeing strategies. 

Ann is the current vice-president and former chair of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Institute of Biology.

Naomi Stone, Employee Engagement Manager, St Monica Trust

With over twenty years' experience as an HR practitioner, Naomi's ethos is to apply psychological evidence to practice in engaging and motivating teams and individuals.  She uses the principles of positive psychology to elicit behavioural change and to improve people's working lives. 

Naomi's career spans the legal (Osborne Clarke, DAS Beachcroft and Womble Bond Dickinson), charity, logistics and academic sectors. 


Neil Shah, Chief De-stressing Officer and CEO, The Stress Management Society

Neil  Shah  is  the  founder  and  Chief De-Stressing Officer of The Stress Management Society and  a leading international  expert  on  wellbeing and stress  management.

Neil is a highly motivated, inspiring individual who has spent many years working with large corporations  and  has  a  multitude  of  skills  to  appeal  to  a  broad  spectrum  of  individuals  and companies.  Through his consultancy, International Wellbeing Insights, he has delivered successful strategic wellbeing programmes across the UK, Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia and the USA.

Stress Management Society

Rebecca Eaton, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager, Highways England

Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience of working within occupational health and wellbeing, having worked within several large companies predominantly within the utilities and infrastructure industry. 

She is passionate about wellbeing and the enormous benefits that it brings to both business and individuals.

Katy Rowlands, HR Consultant and Nutrition Expert

Katy Rowlands is an independent HR Consultant and Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach and the former Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Jaguar Land Rover.

Katy supports clients to ensure that their holistic wellbeing strategies address all aspects of the employee experience, and not only focus on good health interventions. By doing so, Katy firmly believes that the achievement and realisation of a proactive and holistic approach to wellbeing will not only to protect and promote better health, but will also contribute to enhanced employee engagement, high performance and resilience.

Having over-hauled the Jaguar Land Rover catering offer with wellbeing at the centre of the change, Katy trained and qualitied as a Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach and advises organisations on how to incorporate good nutrition and positive lifestyle choices as fundamentals to any wellbeing strategy.

Alison Thomson, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Consultant and Trainer, The Safety Elf

Alison Thomson brings passion and energy to her subject, a 'can-do' attitude and an engaging and interactive approach.

Qualified in Occupational Safety and Health, Alison has a special interest in posture and ergonomics.

Dr Claire Douglas, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, SCS Railways

Having over twenty years experience in Occupational Health, Claire has introduced innovative Health and Wellbeing strategy at both national and international levels.

Working in a number of industries including retail, global technology and construction, Claire has managed teams of Health Professionals, assessing and advising on risks to health and wellbeing, writing ambitious health management plans and putting in place a program to ensure that wellbeing is embedded in the organisation.

With specialist knowledge of Mental Health at Work Claire has spoken at many conferences such as the Mad World Summit, HR, Employee Benefits and Business conferences. She is passionate about health and wellbeing at work and a firm believer in the difference this role can make to the resilience of organisations. 

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Health and Wellbeing Forum 2020 - On Demand
£ 199.00


Friday, 31 December 2021
9:00 am
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