Emma is 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.
At the 2019 Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum, Emma will be presenting a talk on raising awareness of mental health issues across the whole organisation, including points on:
- Promoting communication of mental health in the workplace
- Equipping line managers with training and support to deal with mental health issues
- Encouraging employees to seek assistance for mental health issues