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Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum 2016

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£349.00 – £399.00

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Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London

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The business case for managing the wellbeing of employees is iWellbeingrrefutable. Being seen as an organisation who values the safety,
wellbeing and health improves the business brand as an employer of choice thus driving attraction, engagement, retention and productivity.

This conference will offer HR, OH and Wellbeing professionals the opportunity to uncover both the strategic and practical elements of developing and implementing Wellness programmes, building resilience and tackling stress amongst employees, as well as discussing the business case and getting buy-in from senior leaders.

This event will provide you with insight to:

  • Understanding the link between employee wellbeing and organisational wellbeing
  • Approaches to identify emerging issues relating to wellbeing within your organisation
  • Developing successful and sustainable Wellbeing programmes for a diverse workforce
  • The importance of managing stress and mental wellbeing within your organisation
  • Communication and engagement strategies to ensure the success of wellbeing programs



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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.

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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.

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Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

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Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

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  • 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.
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 The Wellbeing Project THE WELLBEING PROJECT

The Wellbeing Project specialises in optimising employee wellbeing and resilience in the workplace. If your employees are in robust physical and mental health, they will be happier, more engaged, more motivated, more productive, more resilient and less prone to absenteeism.

The Wellbeing Project works with companies on a bespoke basis – their services include wellbeing and resilience surveys, consultancy, training, coaching, toolkits and e-learning. Their innovative approach and technology delights organisations and employees alike.


unum-150 UNUM

Unum has been providing employee insurance benefits in the UK for 40 years, offering policies to employers of all sizes, including 37 of the FTSE100.

In particular we specialise in Group Income Protection.This provides staff with a back-up plan if they’re unable to work due to long-term illness or injury, by paying a proportion of their salary until they either get better and return to work or reach retirement


Stress Management Society  The Stress Management Society

Since our inception 2003, our dream has been to create a happier, healthier, more resilient and sustainable world.

We do this by leading effective universal change by maximising your resilience, happiness, productivity and success with our passionate approach to reducing stress and promoting wellbeing


somalogo Soma Analytics

Soma Analytics is a multiple award winning digital health company. Its lead product, Kelaa Mental Resilience, enables employers to increase employee mental resilience and productivity. The number of employees at high risk from the adverse effects of stress will be reduced along with absenteeism and attrition.

Features include:

  • Personalised recommendations for employees
  • Powerful analytics and insights for HR
  • Scientifically approved methodologies
  • See results within just 28 days


Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health is one of the leading UK not-for-profit healthcare organisations, providing people with complete and connected wellbeing services. They offer access to thousands of health experts through their modern hospitals, fitness and wellbeing gyms, corporate fitness and wellbeing centres and standalone medical centres.

It is Nuffield Health’s purpose and drive to support not only the prevention of physical illness but emotional and mental illness as well.




Become a Sponsor

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-events.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.


This event is for you if you are a:

  • HR Director and Head of HR
  • Occupational Health Manager and Adviser
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Manager of Health and Wellbeing
  • Manager of Health and Safety
  • Head of Employee Relations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
  • Rewards and Benefits Professional


Our thought leaders

This event includes speakers from…

  • Metropolitan Police
  • The Wellbeing Project
  • Royal Mail Group
  • E.ON
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • Wincanton
  • Yorkshire Water


 09:00 Coffee and registration
09:30 Chair’s opening remarks – Neil Shah, Chief De-stressing Officer & Author of The 10-Step Stress Solution, The Stress Management Society
09:45 The 6 Elements of Wellbeing

  • Utilise tools and diagnostics to measure the key elements
  • Identify, challenges, priorities, risks, quick wins and best practice
  • Build a strategy for any budget – explore and exploit resources and support

Sam Fuller, Managing Director, The Wellbeing Project

10:10 A sustainable wellbeing programme for a large and diverse workforce

  • Tackling the challenges of developing and delivering a wellbeing programme within a large and diverse workforce
  • Leveraging stakeholder expertise and influence to ensure success and sustainability
  • The value of developing a wellbeing brand within the business

Judith Grant, Group Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Royal Mail

10:35 Panel Discussion: Building a business case for wellbeing in a climate of VUCA

  • Identifying the organisational wellness needs and priorities
  • Key factors to building a robust business case for a wellbeing programme
  • Winning management and / or the board buy-in

Judith Grant, Group Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Royal Mail

Charlotte Connell, Head of Human Resources, Organix

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

11:00 Questions and discussion with speakers
 11:10 Refreshments and networking
11:30 Changing technology, demographics and health – the role of digital within an ageing workforce

  • Demographic and social change – 2016-2025
  • Chyaning health needs across the workforce
  • Role of technology to support and promote health

Tim Hipgrave, Emotional Health Lead, Nuffield Health

 11:55 The importance of safeguarding mental health in the workplace

  • The value that employees with mental health conditions contribute to the UK economy
  • Managing mental health in the workplace at every stage from prevention early intervention and managing a positive return to work
  • Practical tips to help employers manage the mental health of their staff more effectively

Beth Rose Husted, Rehabilitation Services Manager, Unum

12:20 Questions and discussion with speakers
 12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Knowledge share networking session

Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key workplace wellbeing and stress challenges

 14:00 Wellbeing strategies and sickness absence management

  • What is wellbeing and what does it look like in the workplace?
  • The framework and role of a wellbeing manager and the approach
  • How wellbeing supports the public health agenda

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

14:00 Safeguarding: take 3 minutes to save a life

  • Suicide is a national and international epidemic and increasingly within Higher Education institutions, student and staff mental health and wellbeing are high on the agenda.
  • Building and empowering a safeguarding agenda amongst staff and students.
  • Training staff to better support themselves and others, and ‘save a life’.

Clare Dickens, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, University of Wolverhampton

 14:25 Training, communications and the wellbeing culture – An E.ON case study

  • Developing an in house wellbeing training programme
  • A case study of a large employer wellbeing programme focussing on mental health awareness
  • Engaging the corporate population in wellbeing utilising different methods of communication techniques

Louise Boston,  Occupational Health Manager, E.ON

 14:25 Risk based approaches to psychological wellbeing in a policing environment

  • Health Risk Assessment and its role in dictating psychological health practice / risk management
  • Organisational stress risk management
  • High risk and non-occupational risk exposure psychological support services
  • Peer driven approaches to psychological health in policing services – embedding approaches

Sean Burgess,  Clinical Lead Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Metropolitan Police

14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers 14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers
 15:00 Refreshments and networking
15:20 Designing a wellbeing strategy to achieve your organisatonal objectives

  • Designing a workplace wellbeing programme from scratch
  • Key elements of a cost effective wellbeing strategy
  • Choosing solutions that will match with the needs of your organisation
  • Creating a successful wellbeing strategy on a tight budget

Charlotte Connell, Head of Human Resources, Organix

15:45 Measure ROI of your wellbeing programme

  • Use HR analytics tools to prove ROI of your wellbeing strategy
  • Ensure that senior managers see the wellbeing programme as business critical
  • Gain feedback from your employees and line managers to improve your strategy in the future

Lisa McGrevy, Divisional HSEQ Manager,Wincanton

16:10 Questions and discussion with speakers
16:20 Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

Expert speakers at this event:


CHAIR – Neil Shah, Chief De-stressing Officer & Author of The 10-Step Stress Solution, The Stress Management Society 

This conference will be chaired by Neil Shah, a leading international expert on stress management and wellbeing. An engaging and inspiring motivational speaker and success coach, he has extensive expertise in hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and strategies to promote wellbeing.

Neil is the founder and Director of the Stress Management Society (a leading international authority on stress management and wellbeing issues) and was recently voted #22 in the list of the world’s Top 30 NLP Professionals for 2015. He is a renowned media personality on the subject of stress and writes regularly for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Times, Men’s Health, Psychology’s Magazine, HR Magazine, Top Sante and the Huffington Post.

Louise Boston, Occupational Health Manager, E.ON

Louise Boston is the Occupational Health Manager within E.ON. She has over twenty years of experience within occupational health having worked in a variety of industries including Energy, Retail, Media and Aviation. Louise completed a degree in Occupational Health Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing and holds additional qualifications in Occupational Safety and Human Resource Management. She is the former chair of the Energy UK Occupational Health Committee and past director of the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners. Louise speaks regularly at conferences across the UK on a variety of topics including Occupational Health case management and workplace wellbeing.


Sam Fuller, Managing Director, The Wellbeing Project

Sam founded the Wellbeing Project in 2007. She is a highly experienced resilience and stress management consultant with over 10 years experience working with a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations. Sam is a certified trainer with CIPD, accredited by the International Stress Management Association and the Royal Society of Public Health, a certified NLP and applied neuroscience practitioner.

Working alongside a variety of experts, she has designed two outstanding diagnostic tools – The Wellbeing Audit and My Resilience that provide clear, concise and simple, practical feedback to organisations and individuals enabling them to take areas of risk and develop them into strengths. It is Sam’s ambition to put employee resilience and wellbeing at the heart of every business.

The Wellbeing Project

Tim Hipgrave

Tim Hipgrave, Emotional Health Lead, Nuffield Health

Tim Hipgrave has over 15 years experience in wellbeing, health and fitness. Tim acts as subject matter expert on emotional health in support of diverse groups of colleagues and has lead the running and development of Nuffield’s digital proposition.

He now works as an integral part of the team, implementing Nuffield’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Strategy, including communicating this to the wider business in support of client relationships. Passionate about supporting people and organisations to be their best, Tim’s emotional health programmes and services with key corporate clients are never far from discussions about providing tailored, evidence based support that truly makes a difference to the emotional and holistic wellbeing of the people he works with.

Nuffield Health

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.




Judith Grant, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Royal Mail Group

Judith Grant has been Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing at Royal Mail Group for two and a half years. At Royal Mail Group, Judith is responsible for developing and delivering wellbeing strategy and programmes in addition to overseeing the occupational health and wellbeing contracts.

Currently studying part time for a PhD in Occupational Health Psychology and Management at the University of Nottingham, Judith has an interest in academic research on workplace wellbeing and her thesis is focussed on socioeconomic status, obesity and dietary behaviours. With a background that includes working in community health for a local authority, in corporate health promoting wellbeing programmes to businesses, and personal training both for a gym and privately, Judith has a varied background in health and wellbeing promotion.

Beth Rose Husted from Unum

Beth Rose Husted, Rehabilitation Services Manager, Unum

Beth is currently the Rehabilitation Services Manager at Unum UK and supports a team of consultants with their portfolio of return to work case management and delivering absence management solutions / education to clients. Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants develop tailored plans to support employees back into the workplace following illness or injury.

They work alongside employers and support the individual with ongoing case management with regular review to monitor progress and adjust plans if the situation changes. Beth started her career as an Occupational Therapist, working across a range of hospital settings from Stroke Rehab to cancer care, chronic fatigue and rapid response. She then specialised in Vocational Rehabilitation 7 years ago, supporting individuals and employers with return to work facilitation.



Sean Burgess, Clinical Lead / Service Delivery Manager, Metropolitan Police

With a registered health professional, as well as an Occupational Hygiene, Safety and Risk Management background, Sean has well over 20 years experience practicably and strategically protecting the health and wellbeing of employees in a variety of sectors, including High Hazard onshore / offshore oil and gas production / exploration operations, international oil and gas shipping, construction (in particular tunneling operations) and the policing sector. Sean’s particular expertise is within the systematic organisational health hazard anticipation / recognition and assessment following by active / proactive development of best practice health risk mitigation systems whether risks are of a physical or psychological origin. Within policing, much of Sean’s Psychological Health Risk Management focus has been in the management / development of solutions for acute and cumulative psychological trauma risks as well as more main stream organisational stress risk management solutions. In particular, Sean has been championing peer driven approaches to some very real and substantial threats to operational policing in his role as Clinical Lead / Service Delivery Manager through the 100 staff plus Occupational Health department at the Metropolitan Police



Charlotte Connell, Head of Human Resources, Organix

Charlotte is the Head of Human Resources at Organix. She plays a vital role in creating and delivering a people strategy that aligns to, enhances and delivers Organix’s business strategy, Charlotte works to drive performance, talent development and to act as a guardian of Organix’s culture and employer brand. She is passionate about ensuring a positive working environment, filled with opportunity and purpose.

Charlotte is also responsible for creating the ‘Wake up to Wellbeing‘ programme. Previous to Organix, Charlotte worked in various HR roles in the public, private and charity sectors.


Clare Dickens, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, University of Wolverhampton

Clare is from a mental health nursing background, gaining practice and management experience in an array of settings including intensive care, acute substance misuse, primary care and research practice over the past 12 years.

At the University, Clare is responsible for the strategic development of the response to student wellbeing and works across all areas. She is part of the Safeguarding committee whose portfolio has embraced suicide awareness and mitigation and self-harm awareness as one of their priorities. Outside work, Clare’s family life helps her fulfill her ‘five a day for wellbeing‘.

She is also passionate about her community and dedicates a large portion of her spare time concentrating on her work with the FA as a club secretary and Child Welfare Officer.



Lisa McGrevy, Divisional HSEQ Manager, Wincanton

As the Divisional HSEQ Manager for Retail and Consumer, Lisa leads the strategic and operational delivery of safety for the sector which covers operation for major multiple retailers, consumer, grocery, general merchandising and home & DIY customers including many household names.

As safety lead in this sector, Lisa’s role is to ensure that Wincanton delivers their customers’ expectations for the highest standards in safety, and to set Wincanton apart by educating, raising awareness and engaging teams in an active safety culture.

Lisa is also responsible for the management of the outsourced Group Occupational Health provider and the award winning Group Occupational Health and Wellbeing programmes including the HR Excellence Award for Wellbeing 2016 and the St. Gobain Wellbeing Award 2015.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016
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