The Wellbeing at Work Event returns for the third year in central Edinburgh on 26 April 2018. The event will provide HR professionals and business leaders the opportunity to learn from experts and peers about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across the UK and Europe.
An excellent day! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and have taken away so much to take back to the workplace – Thank you!
Head of Employee Programmes, Lloyds Banking Group
The Wellbeing at Work Event provides a forum for businesses to hear, meet and discuss wellbeing initiatives with leading experts and practitioners to equip businesses with the tools to introduce or improve wellbeing programmes in the workplace. Corporate wellness is helping organisations to attract and retain talent, reduce absenteeism and create happier and healthy workplaces.
An excellent range of speakers and ideas to take back to the workplace
Head of HR, Toshiba
Business Leader creating productive and positive environments that bring out the best in people & producing outstanding results
Passionate about making Scottish Rugby a great place to work and empowering the Health & Wellbeing strategy for employees on & off the pitch
Experienced Head of Policy, Wellbeing and Governance with a demonstrated history of working in the Global
Financial services industry
20 years’ leadership experience in the private sector & 8 years as CEO of Inspiring Scotland
2017 CEO of the Year, Scotland Women in Technology Awards
More than eight years experience in a multinational environment and six years in high volume International Recruitment and HR
Engaging with senior leadership and HR to establish the D&I strategy for the Verisk group of companies
A high growth Scottish fintech company & Kirsty is a people geek at heart & a long time champion of ‘humans’ rather than ‘resources’
MSP for Edinburgh Western and the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman
A professional ergonomist who enjoys working with clients to help solve problems and improve the well-being of their staff
Passionate about positive psychology, philanthropy and technology & founder of Bizworld UK
After a 30 year career in the NHS, Alex was appointed Employee Director of NHS Lothian in 2012
As a member of the Scottish Water Executive Shirley is the Director for People, Workplace and Organisational
International Speaker, Stress Management/Wellbeing expert, Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer.
A passion for respect and equality at work with theatre and L&D
08:00 – 08:55
Registration and Networking
08:55 – 09:00
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society
09:00 – 09:20
Supporting Initiatives Towards Positive Mental Health
Driving a policy framework that supports mental health initiatives for those who need it the most.
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, Spokesperson for Health, Scottish Liberal Democrats
09:20 – 09:45
Bringing Wellbeing to the Top of the Organisational Agenda
Helen Honeyman, Head of HR policy, Products & Governance, Royal Bank of Scotland
09:45 – 10:10
Creating a Culture of Wellbeing
Kirsty Lynagh, Chief People Officer, Nucleus Financial
10:10 – 10:35
The Role of Leadership in Promoting Wellbeing Initiatives
Evelyn Toma, Managing Director, Re-Tek
10:35 – 11:00 – Networking Break
11:00 – 11:50
Panel Debate: Employee Wellbeing and Organisational Strategy
Catriona Fett, Recruitment & People Development Manager, Scottish Rugby Union
Shirley Campbell, Director of People, Scottish Water
Annika Crisp, Head of HR, Scottish FA
Evelyn Toma, Managing Director, Re-Tek
Alex Joyce, Employee Director, NHS Lothian
11.50 – 12.15
Cognitive and Social Economics at Work
For over half a century, ergonomic principles have been an integral part of Herman Miller’s products, environments, knowledge base and customer service. The purpose of this presentation is to give you an understanding of what ergonomics is, what we believe in when applying ergonomics to the design of workspaces, and how we have applied these principles to everything we do with real-life case studies.
Lillian Antonio, Senior Ergonomist, Herman Miller
12:15 – 12:40
Change Strategies that Improve Employee Wellbeing
Jackie Wilks, Director, Diversity, Wellness & CSR Programmes, Verisk Analytics
12:40 – 13:45 Networking lunch
13:45 – 14:10
Mental health at work is top priority – the miracle has happened
Amy McDonald, Founder, Headtorch
14:10 – 14:35
Fireside Chat: It Is People Who Drive an Organisation
This session will discuss how wellbeing is essential for ambitious, highly motivated people in any organisation to drive forward its mission.
Celia Tennant, Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland
Jeanette Forbes, Chief Executive, PCL Group
14:35 – 15:00
The Business Case For Mental Health At Work
By 2030, stress will be the number one disease in industrialised countries, according to the World Health Organisation. In addition, stress and mental ill-health already cost UK business £26bn and 11.7 million working days each year.
Lorena Szerman, Chief Revenue Officer at Soma Analytics, will present the key aspects to developing a business case for your organisation to consider investment in employee mental wellbeing. She will also discuss how increasing mental resilience is a key preventative factor that will reduce your business costs and improve employee health and productivity.
Lorena Szerman, Chief Revenue Officer, Soma Analytics
15.00 – 15.25 Networking Break
15.25 – 16.25
Round Table Discussions
Delegates will discuss key wellbeing issues with the colleagues at their tables. Each table will feature a captain who will lead the debate.
16:25 – 16:30
Chair’s closing remarks
16:30 – 17:30