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Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£449.00 – £499.00
Workplace Wellbeing and Stress

Park Plaza Waterloo

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Discover the latest thought leadership and best practice at Workplace Wellbeing and Stress 2017

Back for an incredible 12th year, we are delighted to announce the date Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum 2017 – held on 23rd November at Park Plaza, Waterloo.

The business case for managing the wellbeing of employees is irrefutable. 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 highly regarded conference will offer HR, OH and Wellbeing professionals the opportunity to uncover the strategic and practical elements of developing and implementing Wellness programmes, building resilience and tackling stress amongst employees.

This year’s workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum will focus on a wide range of hot topics and thought leadership in the industry, with talks on:

-How to create a ‘great place to work’

-How to support, train and engage with your staff around mental health

-How to build a wellbeing strategy that gets executive buy in

-And more!

Conference Attendee Questions

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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.

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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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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.

Event Sponsors

Stress Management Society

The Stress Management Society

Since their inception in 2003, the Stress Management Society’s dream has been to create a happier, healthier, more resilient and sustainable world. 

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



Neyber is a free financial employee benefit, taking care of the financial wellbeing of UK employees. They enable employers to support their workforce through access to affordable finance, attractive savings and sound financial guidance – all at no cost or risk to the employer. By partnering with Neyber, your employees have access to affordable loans designed to support them when they need to borrow money.

Neyber is also on-hand to help employees build financial knowledge and confidence – with a Financial Wellbeing Hub containing articles, podcasts and tools aimed at helping employees better manage their money.


On Site Massage Co

On Site Massage Co have been providing wellbeing services in the workplace since 2003, specialising in office massage and wellbeing workshops. They offer a wide range of wellness solutions from seated massage to stress management workshops and help companies create a happy, healthy, and motivated workforce, reducing stress and improving wellbeing.



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.


 09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Chair’s opening remarks – Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer and Author of ‘The 10-Step Stress Solution’, The Stress Management Society

Training and supporting line managers on mental health – Environment Agency case study 

  • Why the Environment Agency decided to implement a mandatory training programme for line managers
  • How they implemented the training and got executive level participation
  • The challenges and successes they have had so far

Laura Boreham – Health, Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner, The Environment Agency


Remote workers and wellbeing: the challenges and solutions 

  • Remote working is on the increase and the traditional working structures are changing
  • What are the challenges and concerns for employers when introducing a wellbeing strategy for a changing workforce?
  • How can employers find new ways to connect and support their employees, in this new landscape? 

Andrew Curtis – Group Health Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Vodafone

10:35 Questions and discussion with speakers

Mental health stigma and how to encourage staff to seek support (PANEL)

  • What is mental health stigma and how do we overcome it?
  • How to start a dialogue and encourage staff to feel safe to open up?
  • What processes can employers put in place to break down stigma? 

Laura Boreham – Health, Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner – The Environment Agency

Becky Thoseby – Group Head of WellbeingDepartment for Transport

Emma Mamo – Head of Workplace Wellbeing – MIND

 11:10 Refreshments and networking


Financial Wellbeing: the last taboo of the workplace 

  • Taking action: how to influence employees’ saving behaviour and support their financial wellbeing
  • Impacts of poor financial wellbeing on employee engagement and productivity
  • Educating your workforce throughout their working lives
  • Aligning the financial wellbeing strategy with existing business objectives

Monica Kalia – Co-founder and chief strategy officer- Neyber


How to create a ‘great place to work’?  Panel discussion 

  • How to create a dynamic place to work, that not only retains staff but also attracts them
  • How to build a wellbeing strategy that is inclusive
  • How to create an environment that values and supports the ‘whole’ employee
  • What are the challenges involved? 

Melanie Huke, Wellbeing Programme Manager, Google

Andrew Curtis, Group Health Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Vodafone

Chloe Trenchard, Human Resources Change Manager, Treatwell

Katy Rowlands, Wellbeing Strategy Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

 12:20 Questions with speakers and knowledge share session  
 12:30 Lunch and networking  

13:30 Knowledge share networking session:

Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key wellbeing challenges


STREAM A – Building a wellbeing strategy on a budget

  • How to lay the foundation for a wellbeing strategy
  • How to use your own skills and organisational resources to assist you
  • How to create a successful wellbeing package on little to no budget

Becky Thoseby, Group Head of Wellbeing –  Department for Transport

STREAM B – Case Study: Building a people strategy that has the employee experience at the heart of it

  • How we embedded wellbeing into everything we do
  • Adding Flexibility and Responsibility to our core ethos
  • The challenges we faced and successes that we have achieved 

Chloe Trenchard – Human Resources Change Manager – Treatwell


STREAM A – Case Study: The responsibility of leading from the front on Mental Health and the power of stories

  • The role of leaders in the mental health discussion
  • How to create a culture of collaboration and community
  • The power of stories and how they drive mental health strategy

Katy Rowlands – Wellbeing Strategy Manager – Jaguar Land Rover

STREAM B – How to achieve work/life balance

  • What is work/life balance and why it is necessary
  • Key insights about work/life balance
  • How to achieve work/life balance for yourself
  • How to create a workplace culture that supports work/life balance

Emma Mamo –  Head of Workplace Wellbeing – MIND

14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers Questions and discussion with speakers
 15:00 Refreshments and networking

 How to factor in Financial Wellbeing into your wider strategy

  • What is financial wellbeing?
  • What are the befits to having financially well employees?
  • How do you set up a financial wellbeing programme? 

Paul Stroud, Senior Financial Wellbeing Consultant, HSBC


Work related stress: the impact of pressure

  • What impact does pressure have on the individual?
  • Is there such a thing as ‘good pressure’?
  • What is the organisational consequence of not adequately dealing with stress and excessive pressure 

Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, Health and Safety Executive

15:40 Questions and discussion with speakers
16:05 Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

Some of the experts speaking at this event include…

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

Neil Shah is 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, and has extensive expertise in these fields. He is the author of Amazon number one best seller ‘NLP: A Practical Guide’ (Icon Books) and ‘The 10-Step Stress Solution’ (Random House). Neil is the founder and Director of The Stress Management Society.  He was recently voted number twenty eight on the list of world’s Top 30 NLP Professionals for 2016.

Becky Thoseby, Head of Wellbeing, Department for Transport

Becky Thoseby is Head of Wellbeing at the Department for Transport. She is a passionate wellbeing practitioner with qualifications in coaching mindfulness and nutrition. Her current role is a new position, so presently she is focused on getting the basics right at the Department for Transport including:

  • Making sure employees can access support when they need it
  • Upskilling managers to support the wellbeing of their employees
  • Creating a wellbeing microsite for the DfT’s intranet
  • Telling wellbeing stories within the organisation
  • Putting in place tools to measure the impact of interventions.

Becky is currently a practising wellbeing coach and also delivers workplace mindfulness based interventions. 


Andrew Curtis, Group Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manger, Europe, Vodafone

Currently working as Group Health ,Safety & Wellbeing Manager at Vodafone, Andrew has over ten years experience in risk & security as well as health, safety and wellbeing.

Andrew has previously been responsible for the implementation of health and safety policies and procedures and managing / supporting EMEA H&S. He has been at Vodafone since September 2015 where his responsibilities include the oversight and development of employee wellbeing within the global organisation.

He will be discussing the challenges and solutions for managing the wellbeing of remote workers.


Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, MIND

Emma is Head of Head of Workplace Wellbeing at MIND. Emma joined Mind in 2007 and since 2010 has led MIND’s campaigning for mentally healthy workplaces – playing a pivotal role in thought leadership to position mental health in the workplace as a key priority for employers and Government.

Emma has led culture change through engagement with employers, health and safety professionals, HR audiences and Government on mental health in the workplace and back to work support for people with mental health problems. She also supports networks of employers and stakeholders to share best practice and develop business to business peer support. Emma has worked in the disability sector since 2005 and previously worked for Mencap, the learning disability charity.


Chloe Trenchard, Human Resources Change Manager, Treatwell

Chloe Trenchard is an HR Change Manager with significant experience of driving transformation on an international scale with broad experience in the financial services and travel industry. She currently works for Treatwell, as the Human Resources Change Manager and will be sharing her expertise on building strategies that have the employee experience at the heart of it.


Paul Stroud, Senior Financial Wellbeing Consultant, HSBC

Paul is an experienced manager and currently works as a Senior Financial Wellbeing Consultant at HSBC. In 2014 he was nominated as Extraordinary Leader of the Year for HSBC and recognised for excellent contribution to people development, and in 2015 won the HSBC Extraordinary Team of the Year Award.

Paul has previously worked with the European Digital team at HSBC and at this conference, he will be discussing how to factor in financial wellbeing into wider strategies.


Laura Boreham, Health Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner, The Environment Agency

Based in Bristol, Laura is currently a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner for the Environment Agency, who were recently ranked number 1 in the UK in the new wellbeing index developed by the charity Mind. 

She works across a range of portfolios, including a calendar of wellbeing activities based around the organisation’s top risks (mental ill health and musculoskeletal disorders) and manages the planning, delivery and assurance activities for the Environment Agency’s health surveillance programme.  She has a passion for wellbeing, both on a personal and professional level.  

She is a member of IOSH, having achieved a distinction in both the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and the Health and Well-being at Work Certificate.


Monica Kalia, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, Neyber

Monica Kalia is a highly accomplished senior executive with over 20 years’ experience within the financial services sector. She is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Neyber with an extensive background in banking, formerly running the European Bank’s equity research team at Goldman Sachs.

Monica’s strategic approach has enabled her to identify the technology based solution that was needed to revolutionise personal finance and help boost financial inclusion.

Monica has championed the cause of diversity and the advancement of women in the global fintech community, She is listed amongst the most influential women in fintech by Innovate Finance’s 2016 Women in Fintech Power List and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the UK’s leading debt charity, StepChange.


Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, Health and Safety Executive

Peter Kelly works for the Health and Safety Executive in the Human Factors, Ergonomics, Psychology Team . He is employed as a Senior Psychologist.

Peter has been involved from the beginning in helping develop the scientific knowledge base for the management standards approach to tackling work related stress. He provides scientific support also in relation to neuropsychological impairment, mental health rehabilitation, health and wellbeing and Human factors issues for HSE.


Katy Rowlands, Wellbeing Strategy Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Katy Rowlands is the Wellbeing Strategy Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, a role she was appointed to a couple of years ago following 10 years as a Human Resources generalist.

Katy is passionate about putting the health and wellbeing of all employees first and at the heart of Jaguar Land Rover’s culture. She is responsible for leading the wellbeing strategy from design to implementation across the organisation, including global operations.

The achievement and realisation of a proactive and holistic approach to wellbeing is not only looking to protect and promote better health, but is also aiming to enhance employee engagement, high performance and resilience.

Working in partnership with the wider Human Resources team and Occupational Health, Katy ensures all wellbeing related initiatives strive to truly engage employees, show them that Jaguar Land Rover cares about its people and provide experiences they love and remember, for life. 

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Thursday, 23 November 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£449.00 – £499.00
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Park Plaza London Waterloo
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