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Thursday, 28th January 2021 Central London

Join us at the Managing Employee Mental Health Online Conference to discuss key challenges businesses and individuals are facing and explore what steps can be taken to create a mentally healthy workforce, now and for the future.


The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for employers to support the mental health of their staff, and with experts warning the mental health consequences are likely to be with us for a long time, it is imperative that employers prioritise mental wellbeing and promote mentally-healthy environments – both physically and virtually.


Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Conference

The popular Managing Mental Health in the Workplace Conference will provide expert guidance and explore best practice - looking at the current outlook for employee mental health, what practical steps and measures employers can take to embed positive wellbeing, and how to recognise and manage those with mental health problems.

The conference will also examine your legal obligations around mental health, including the impact of the workplace and workplace stress, understanding the equality act, and what ‘reasonable adjustments’ means in practice.

There will also be case study sessions on crisis situations and mental wellbeing, and breaking the taboo and stigma around mental health in the workplace and professional environments, as well as a panel discussion on the importance of looking after your own mental health.

How can we mitigate the impact of these unprecedented times, and ensure

that we are positively managing employee mental wellbeing?

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9.00 Refreshments and networking

9.25: Chairperson’s welcome

  • Understanding your legal duty of care
  • The Equality Act – recruitment and sickness absence
  • Managing work-related stress effectively
  • Reasonable adjustments and diligence

                                                                           16.15 Close of conference



9:30 Where are we now? Exploring the current state of employee mental health

11.30 What are your legal obligations around mental health?

12.30 Networking lunch

14.00 How can you best support the mental wellbeing of your employees?

13.30 Case study: Lifting the stigma around mental health in the 21st Century

  • Engaging with staff and fostering a proactive approach
  • Embedding a focus on empathy and awareness into management structures
  • Effective wellbeing benefits and programmes
  • Helping staff to look after their own mental health
  • Partnership working with mental health specialists and charities

10.30 Break and networking

  • The impact of Covid-19 on mental wellbeing
  • The growing issue of mental health-related absence
  • Why should organisations prioritise mental health?

11.00 Case study: Crisis situations and mental health – how can we minimise the impact?

15.00 Refreshments and networking

15.15 Managing employees with mental health conditions – awareness and practical support

  • Recognising the signs of mental ill health
  • Understanding anxiety and stress
  • Going beyond compliance – flexibility and making adjustments
  • Supporting staff back to work after absence
  • Managing critical incidents, safeguarding and confidentiality

16.00 Panel discussion – the importance of looking after your own mental wellbeing


Partner, Brabners

Lee is an experienced employment lawyer who handles complex employment and HR-related issues for businesses and senior executives.

He advises on highly sensitive matters such as board level terminations and business protection, including enforcing restrictive covenants, TUPE and business reorganisations.He also handles internal investigations including discrimination and whistleblowing cases and helps businesses implement HR policies and processes.

Lee has a strong track record in both contentious and non-contentious work and has represented prominent employers at employment tribunals across the UK. In addition he advises businesses on industrial relations and dealing with trade unions.He also guest blogs for industry publication Personnel Today and has developed innovative training for businesses on people related matters. He is a freelance lecturer for BPP Professional Development.He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and Eurolegal.


Lee Jefcott


Steve Carr

Steve Carr is a mental health, workplace well-being and suicide first-aid tutor. His dedication to helping others came after multiple childhood traumas and a turbulent adulthood wrecked by addictions and mental health problems, leading to numerous suicide attempts.

He emerged a man with a mission to change the world of mental health to ensure no one has to face adversity or challenges alone.While in recovery, he has chosen to share his story of hope, healing and transformation through national television, radio, significant publications along with several nationally and internationally recognised businesses.He has met and shared stages with many famous and well know celebrities, including Dame Kelly Holmes, Kristy Gallacher, Russell Brand, Paul Martin, Jonny Benjamin MBE and Stephanie Cole OBE, asan inspirational speaker.

He has written many articles, blogs and his work has been recognised by Facebook who credited him with the title of 'Power Administrator' for his online mental health peer support group. He has also co-authored a book on emerging proud after Suicide and worked as an IPS Service Manager integrated within AWP NHS Mental Health Teams.One of his most significant achievements was walking from one end of Britain to the other with just £100 sleeping rough in a tent for 90 days after being diagnosed with several mental health conditions, raisingawareness for both mental health and homelessness.

He wrote a report on his finding and delivered it by hand by personal invitation to David Cameron at number 10 Downing Street. He's qualified in many areas of mental and physical health, including youth and adult mental health first aid, awareness of mental health problems, life coaching, counselling skills, level 4 Suicide First Aid, level 3 personal training and one of only a handful of Suicide First Aid tutors in the country as well as a private pilot in hos spare time.


Mental Health, Workplace Wellbeing and Suicide First Aid Tutor-Trainer.

Founder and Director of Mindcanyon Mental Health And Mental Fitness.

What will you gain from this conference?

  • Examine the impact of Covid-19 on mental health and consider what we can do to minimise the long-term implications

  • Prioritise mental wellbeing in your organisation – support your employees, attract and keep your staff, and drive productivity and performance

  • Gain expert guidance on what practical steps, initiatives and policies you can implement which will have a tangible, positive impact

  • Explore real life examples and situations to inform your mental health planning and actions

  • Receive an update on your legal duty of care and compliance

  • Network with your peers and share learnings, experiences and knowledge


Sam Garner

Mental Health Consultant and Trainer

Sam is a renowned trainer and speaker on Mental Health, Behaviour, SEN and Access Arrangements. Originally a music teacher she became a SENCo in a large Secondary School where she gained a wealth of SEN training and experience, particularly in behaviour and mental health.



Daryl Woodhouse

Award-winning Adviser, Mental Health Speaker, Mental Fitness & Productivity Trainer, Non-Executive Director and ABP Founder CEO

Daryl Woodhouse is a 26-time award-winning adviser & entrepreneur, speaker and trainer, helping entrepreneurs, business leaders and their employees achieve a healthy work-life balance, mental fitness, productivity and business growth.

He is based from London, UK, and regularly travels across Europe to deliver various inspiring and value-adding keynote talks and practical workshops for Company Founders, leaders and senior employees from many different sectors.

His heavyhearted story of the emotional, financial and physical damage caused by burnout, inspires others as he openly shares how he recovered to become happier and mentally fit. This, combined with his career experience, enables Daryl to help many others to reduce stress, live happier and enjoy improved business results.

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Manchester & London

Tom Oxley

Amy McKeown

Director: Bamboo Mental Health

Tom Oxley runs Bamboo Mental Health, a specialist consultancy helping workplaces on mental health. Tom set up Bamboo to review workplaces, train people and write mental health strategies.

Tom has worked with Cadbury, TFL, Cambridge University, Birketts Solicitors and Ecclesiastical Insurance. His philosophy is that any employer can help any employee - but plans must be meaningful, relevant and reach all levels. In this talk, he'll tell you how he does it, and how you can.

Director: Founder and Managing Director, Our Mind’s Work

Amy has a huge amount of unique and varied experience writing and implementing strategic mental health policies (and health and wellbeing ones) across workplaces and organisations of all sizes, including a large corporate.

Her policies are evidence based, measureable, long term and sustainable. She is considered a thought leader in the UK in terms of mental health and is considered an innovator in mental health policies and solutions. Amy has a distinctive skill set which combines a clinical background (specialising in psychology), expertise in mental health, occupational health, health analytics, and health insurance. She combines the ability to design strategic programmes with the practical ability and experience to then implement them.


Jodie Hill

Jodie Hill trained as a barrister, cross-qualified as a solicitor and is the founder and Managing Director, Thrive Law, headquartered in Leeds City Centre. Jodie has specialised in employment law throughout her career, and has a keen understanding of this complex legal sector, together with all HR related issues. Jodie also has a passion for helping to encourage understanding around mental health, and has a strong desire to help end stigma surrounding the subject, to create a happier, healthier workforce.

This passion can be seen in her campaign to bring mental health to the top of the business agendas, with her campaign being featured by Sky News, the BBC, The Times, The Law Society Gazette, Yorkshire Post and other key media. Jodie’s campaigning has been recognised by many, which recently led to her being shortlisted for the Law Society Gazette Legal Personality of the Year 2018 at The Law Society Excellence Awards 2018, as well as being awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society for Public Health.

Feedback from our recent conferences:

"It was a good day and valuable training course"

HR Manager, Loughborough College

"Nice, relaxed and informative"

HR Manager, Life Path Trust

"Enjoyed consolidating prior knowledge with new ideas"

Occupational Nurse, OHCAT

"The agenda already appealed to me but the reality of the day was even better! Super impressed with how the speakers also offered further assistance outside the day , which means learning about mental health is more than just a one day training session"

Head of HR , Poupart Produce

"A really fantastic day which I would highly recommend. I found the honesty of the speakers very refreshing - fab and inspiring"

HR Manager, GML

"It was a great variety of speakers with lots of food for thought"

Early Years Advisor, London Borough of Hounslow

"Excellent quality of speakers, great content (that can't be found online!)"

Executive PA to CEO, Treatt


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28th January 2021

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