The Wellbeing at Work Event returns for the fourth year in central London on 8 November 2018. The event provides HR & Wellness professionals and business leaders with the opportunity to learn from experts and their peers about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across the UK and Europe.
Watch our 2017 event video here
Hear from leading employers below and many more. For further details click on the Speakers tab.
I really enjoyed the Wellbeing at Work event and thanks for bringing such a critical subject to the mainstream. The event provided a balance of sharing heart-felt personal experiences, corporate responsibility and a call to action.
Partner and Global Leader, EY
Key Reasons to Attend:
PLUS get a FREE copy of our annual ‘UK Wellbeing Report’ with leadership predictions, survey results from 500 HR Directors and expert workplace opinions in partnership with our founding partners Nuffield Health, Herman Miller, Jelf, Morrinson Wealth Management, Kamwell & Raw Energy.
Thanks for a great event. I found it of real value and it gave me a lot to work with and some great best practice as we review our UK/European approach to Wellbeing and activities moving into next year
Reward & Wellbeing Manager, AB InBev
Appointed Chief Executive on 1 July 2013 having joined WHSmith in August 2004 as Marketing Director for High Street Retail
Internationally respected mental health advocate, national policy advisor and social entrepreneur
Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Manger Experience globally
CEO of Nuffield Health since December 2015. Steve previously led the the health & wellbeing services at both Lloyds Pharmacy & AS Watson
Australian based Speaker, Master Trainer, Researcher in Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology and Neuroscience
A member of the Executive Team and a strong advocate of business being a force for good
Responsible for developing and delivering a market and business relevant Total Reward and Wellbeing strategy across EMEAR for Cisco
Works with business leaders & HR teams across a wide range of industries to empower their people with the tools they need to #livelifebetter
Peter works for the Health and Safety Executive & is an expert on mental health, wellbeing and work related stress
Leading the Wellbeing and Inclusion & Diversity programmes within Hastings Direct across four locations in the UK & internationally
Jack is the lead scientist involved in CANTAB BrainHealth, a health assessment tool to measure & monitor mental wellbeing in the workplace
One of the UK’s most recognised leaders in talent management, D&I, and employee wellbeing – with a special focus on mental health
Established Coaching and Consultancy pioneer and innovator; Jennifer is also a thought leader, speaker, writer, and qualified coach
Working with clients to support people leaders in their efforts to improve health, happiness and productivity among employees & cultures
Leads the D&I in the Financial Services business EMEIA shaping the strategy & engaging change agents across our business & wider community
Management and delivery of all internal communications for Wealth Management UK & Jersey, reporting directly to the COO
HR Director and talent lead with significant employee relations, workplace wellbeing and health experience
Ian has spent over 40 years working in the Pensions industry. He joined St. James’s Place in September 2004
Responsible for leading global sales for the EMEA region to drive growth, product development and market strategy
A senior HR professional with 25 years experience encompassing HR Management, Learning & Development for international organisatisations
Karen is an international speaker, author, practitioner and researcher in the field of leadership wellbeing
Equiping organisations with the knowledge and skills to become more productive, healthy and connected
International Speaker, Stress Management/Wellbeing expert, Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer.
Tara has been with Optum International for over 7 years and manages a small portfolio of Optum Internationals largest Global customers
Alex is a pioneer of Applied Positive Psychology and Strengths Based Working in the UK and Internationally
08:00 – 08:45: Registration and Networking
08:45 – 08:50: Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, The Stress Management Society
08:50 – 09:10: Opening Keynote Address: The Future of the Workplace
Poppy Jaman OBE, CEO, City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA)
09:10 – 09:50: CEO Panel Debate: Leadership Discussing Wellbeing @ Work
Stephen Clarke, CEO, WHSmith
Steve Gray, CEO, Nuffield Health
Poppy Jaman OBE, CEO, CMHA
Chaired by Alex Bailey, Leader, Bailey & French
09:50 – 10:15: Using Positive Leadership to Transform Your Work Culture
An interactive and engaging session providing practical applications of emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience across leadership to create successful employee experience and inspire people to achieve the best possible outcomes for themselves and their business
Sue Langley, CEO, Langley Group
10.15 – 10:35: Financial education – the cornerstone of your employee wellbeing strategy
Ian Price, Divisional Director, St. James’s Place Wealth Management
10:35 – 11:05 Morning Networking Break & Energiser Sessions
11:05 – 11:45: Leadership panel debate
Sally Boyle, Managing Director, Human Capital, Goldman Sachs
Heather James, Associate Director, EY
Lyssa Barber, Head of Internal Communications & Employee Engagement, UBS Wealth Management
Tara Medd, Senior Global Account Manager, Optum International
11:45 – 12:00: Energiser Session
Led by James McErlean, Senior Manager, Headspace for Work
12:00 – 12:35: Round Table Discussions
Delegates choose to attend roundtable discussions focusing on specific areas of wellbeing in the workplace
12:35 – 1:00: Fireside Chat
Sarah Churchman OBE, Chief Inclusion & Wellbeing Officer, PwC interviewed by Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy, My Family Care
1:00 – 14:05 Networking lunch & Energiser Sessions
14:05 – 14.30: Cognitive health, mental wellbeing and their importance in the workplace
Dr Jack Cotter, Clinical Science Team Lead, Cambridge Cognition Plc
14:30 – 14:55: Fireside Chat – Making Everyone Better Off
For over seven years, Matt has led the people function within Virgin Money creating a culture of openness and inclusion with fantastic outcomes.
In this session, he shares some of the results and impacts that have been achieved so far, how leadership can be involved to help drive change and why a wide-ranging approach to employee wellbeing instead of tactical initiatives delivers improved results’
Matt Elliott, People Director, Virgin Money
14:55 – 15:20: The why who and how of successful wellbeing initiatives
Drawing on international experience and research, Karen and Rob will present on
Karen Gillespie, Co-founder, EEK & SENSE and Co-author of the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS) and Rob Bravo, Coaching Director & Head of Wellbeing, Talking Talent
15.20 – 15.35: Case Study: Wellfest by Hastings Direct
One year after the creation of their comprehensive wellbeing programme focussing on mental health awareness, Hastings Direct held a ‘Wellfest’ celebration across four company sites, including one overseas, to mark their anniversary.
In this session, Mark talks us through how the event was planned, how he increased colleague attraction and business buy-in through the inclusion of internal and external providers and most importantly, how he achieved colleague engagement and feedback without spending a fortune!
Mark Winterflood, Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager, Hastings Direct
15.35 – 15.55 Afternoon Break & Energiser Sessions
15:55 – 16.20: Cognitive Wellbeing
Hear from workspace expert Bertie van Wyk who provides organisations with the knowledge and skills to become more productive, healthy and connected.
Bertie van Wyk, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller
16:20 – 16.50 – Future of Work Hackathon & Wrap-up
We’ve raised awareness and now it is time for action and outcomes!
We bring together the brightest minds for an engaging and interactive panel hackathon to share the very best ideas to ensure that everyone leaves the event with clear objectives and a ‘toolbox’ of ideas and solutions that can be implemented within their own organisation over the next 12 months.
Sheila Champion, Rewards Leader EMEAR, Cisco
Jonathan Phillips, Head of Product & Brand, Penguin Living
Sally Hemming, Health & Wellbeing Strategy Lead, Financial Conduct Authority
Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist at The Health and Safety Executive and Practitioner Chair European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology
17:00 – 19:00 – City Mental Health Alliance Thriving from the Start Network Event with Drinks