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Mental Health & the Remote Workplace

This webinar provides unique insights from experts at the forefront of creating and implementing wellbeing programmes that prioritise and protect the mental health of employees.

The workplace overhaul inflicted by COVID-19 plunged us all into working from home. With teams required to adapt quickly to new patterns of working, this left many workers vulnerable to the effects of social distancing and isolation on their mental health and wellbeing.

Looking at organisational, managerial and individual perspectives, learn from the expert panel how to mitigate mental health risks and engage your remote workforce.

Topics of discussion:

  • How HR and line managers can prioritise the mental health of their remote teams
  • Understanding the impact of mental health and wellness on workplace bottom-line
  • Digitising current wellness programs and practical tips to enhance programs at low cost
  • Q&A session - ask the experts

 

Guests

Chris O'Sullivan - Head of Business Development & Engagement  of Mental Health Foundation

Chris O’Sullivan leads on workplace mental health for Mental Health Foundation, the national mental health charity focusing on prevention of mental health problems.

Chris’s role combines leading programme and policy activities on workplace mental health with the management of the charity’s corporate partnerships and professional services offer. As well as mental health and work, Chris’s other areas of professional interest include technology and mental health, mindfulness, and suicide prevention. Chris’s work is informed by his personal experience of mental health problems.

Rob Stephenson - Founder of Inside-Out, CEO of Form, Chief Catalyst at BetterSpace

Rob Stephenson is an international keynote speaker, campaigner and consultant who is on a mission to help create happier, healthier and higher performing workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally.

Rob is the founder of Inside-Out.org, a social enterprise with the mission of smashing the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental illhealth – The InsideOut LeaderBoard. InsideOut X is a remote and interactive mental health events offering which powers client events; facilitated discussions; panel events and virtual networking.

Rob is the CEO of Form, a technology platform helping employees authentically answer the question “How are you today?” - reflecting on what is driving their mental health and supporting those around them.

Jonny Jacobs - Financial Director EMEA at Starbucks & mental health activist

Jonny is an award-winning Finance professional who feels passionately about the role of mental fitness in the workplace. As a kid growing up in Glasgow facing life's tough realities, Jonny uses the power of his lived mental health experience to champion the importance of mental fitness in business and beyond.

Prior to his current position as a Finance Director at Starbucks, Jonny was Strategy & Transformation Director at pladis, the global snacking business which brings together iconic brands including McVitie's and Godiva. As the Executive Board sponsor for Mental Health, he led the Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing initiative, which led to the national "Let's Talk" partnership between McVitie's and mental health charity, Mind.

Jonny is an advocate for mental wellbeing across many forums, and in 2019 he became a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. He is also an Advisory Board member of Mad World, a leading summit for mental health in business, and a Goalkeeper for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated to accelerating progress towards the United Nations Global Goals.

Jonny's vision is to create an environment where we truly support colleagues, friends, families, and stakeholders, through challenging times and also promote positive mental fitness.

Sunaina Kohli - People Experience at PwC Middle East

Driving Wellbeing and Diversity & Inclusion across the Middle East region, Sunaina's specialisation is implementing and driving strategies that support and enrich the 'People Experience'.

Sunaina is a global mental health advocate and her passion is helping people realise their highest potential so that they can bring their best selves to all they do, personally and professionally, and to all around them.

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