Personalising Mental Health & Wellbeing

This year, the Good Day at Work Conversation 2019 will answer some of the fundamental questions still up for debate around wellbeing at work, specifically how wellbeing can be made personal to all employees; whether that’s the personalisation of experience, environment or the way we work.

Introducing our host: Karen Leftley

Our host for the day is Karen Leftley, the former Director of Change and Transformation Practice at BT and the newly announced, President of the British Quality Foundation (BQF). Karen is an experienced and talented host who will be there to summarise, organise and activate the learnings from our speakers.

Morning Sessions

09.45 – 10.00

Welcome to the Good Day at Work Conversation 2019

Insights from our Founding Directors based on 20 years being at the forefront of workplace health and wellbeing thinking.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Professor Ivan Robertson

10.00 – 10.30

Keynote: Rediscovering the joy of work

Following the publication of the New Work Manifesto and his best-selling book, The Joy of Work, Bruce is on a mission to change the world of work. Here he’ll share his views on how as well as his own experiences of work during a notable career.

Bruce Daisley

EMEA VP of Twitter, author and host of the Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat podcast

10.30 – 11.15

Panel Session: Making Work Better

  • With a panel made up of guests who are already using the New Work Manifesto inside their organisations alongside experts in the field, Bruce will explore what works… and what doesn’t work when it comes to fixing your workplace culture

Host: Bruce Daisley

EMEA VP of Twitter, author and host of the Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat podcast

Tom Kegode

Senior Innovation Culture & Capability Lead, Group Transformation, Lloyds Banking Group

Dr Heidi Edmundson

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Whittington Health

Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Parallel Sessions : 11.20 – 12.00Wellbeing practitioners and case studies

Option 1: Expert Practitioner Insight

Mercer Marsh Benefits

Challenging the Wellbeing Mindset

Hear from Mercer Marsh Benefits on how to go beyond the traditional lip service approaches to wellbeing and create a strategy that not only supports your cultural agenda but will actually help your people thrive.

  • Nick McClelland, Commercial Leader of Mercer Marsh Benefits
Option 2:
Case Study

Publicis Groupe UK

Let’s talk mental health – driving culture change in the ‘Mad Men’ world

The ability to create a compelling story lies at the heart of the ‘Mad Men’ world. Hear how the story for mental health and wellbeing has been created to win the hearts and minds of the 5000 people at Publicis Groupe UK.

  • Philip Chin, President Europe, Publicis Health
  • Juliet Harris, Group Chief Talent Officer, Publicis Health, UK
Option 3:
Case Study

Lloyds Banking Group

Innovation isn’t Easy – How to lead a team with Psychological Safety

Teams are constantly asked to be innovative – but the very ask itself often demands volatile goals, enduring change, and a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety!

We know that teams perform at their best when they’re confident and happy – so how can leaders build an environment where colleagues feel compelled to speak their mind and explore ideas?

Lloyds call this goal psychological safety – and in this talk Aidan will explore the role leaders play in fostering an environment of psychological safety and the benefits it can bring.

  • Aidan Webb, Innovation Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Tom Kegode, Senior Manager – Innovation, Culture & Capability, Lloyds Banking Group
Option 4: Challenge Session – Interactive workshop

‘Skin’

Watch the short film ‘Skin’: the company’s digital Chief Happiness Officer contacts Nathan for his regular health check-up during a low moment – ‘bing bong’ – a vision of the future for corporate digital health unfolds. A vision that is shot through with uncertainty and concerns about privacy but also, ultimately, hope.

We contacted the Director, Daisy Stenham, and asked for permission to show her remarkable short film, which formed part of the BBC’s Born Digital season. She said ‘yes’! ‘Skin’ is a provocative and hard-hitting look at a fast evolving area which brings both risk and potential simultaneously. It’s also the perfect stimulation for the facilitated discussion that will follow the 10 minute film: participate and challenge your thinking.

  • Hosted by Nicky Runeckles, Founder, Monticola Consulting Ltd

Lunch12.00 – 12.45- A chance to network with peers in your field- All dietary requirements catered for

Parallel Sessions : 12.45 – 13.25Wellbeing practitioners and case studies

Option 1: Expert Practitioner Insight

Close Brothers

New insights into the state of the UK’s financial wellbeing

With an increased focus on ensuring that financial wellbeing is part of an overall
workplace wellbeing strategy, this session clarifies financial wellbeing at both an
employee and organisational level. Using new insights from a recent report into the
state of the UK’s financial wellbeing, it uncovers some key areas and employee
groups that need attention, highlighting key components required to unlock
financial wellbeing and to engage employees with improving their financial health.

  • Jeanette Makings, Head of Financial Education Services at Close Brothers
Option 2:
Case Study

Barclays Corporate Banking

‘This is Me’ – Building a person-centred mental health support network

‘This is ME’ provides businesses with access to resources to help them improve mental health awareness and management at work. It was created to encourage understanding about mental health issues and create an environment where employees can comfortably speak about their own experiences. By supporting people to tell their own stories, both on film and online, people can be authentic by capturing the whole person not just a problem or a challenge and this helps break the culture of silence. In this session, guidelines will be shared as to how businesses can develop their own ‘This is ME’ initiatives and support networks.

  • Karen Johnson, National Head of Retail, Wholesale and Healthcare, Barclays Corporate Banking
Option 3: Tips for Practitioners

Robertson Cooper

How to ensure your mental health and wellbeing investment delivers results for employees personally and your business

By now most businesses accept, and believe, that health and wellbeing investment is necessary to their long-term success. But often it can be difficult to know how to get going and, importantly, how to measure the results.

Robertson Cooper has been supporting organisations who are faced with these questions for over 20 years and at this year’s Good Day at Work Conversation, their Lead Business Psychologist, Jack Evans, will be sharing his experience of doing just that.

In this session, Jack will introduce a framework for organising and evaluating your investment in health and wellbeing that ensures the balance is right between employees, managers and the organisation. He’ll also explain how to maximise your chances of delivering results.

  • Jack Evans, Lead Business Psychologist, Robertson Cooper
Option 4: Challenge Session – Interactive workshop

‘Skin’

Watch the short film ‘Skin’: the company’s digital Chief Happiness Officer contacts Nathan for his regular health check-up during a low moment – ‘bing bong’ – a vision of the future for corporate digital health unfolds. A vision that is shot through with uncertainty and concerns about privacy but also, ultimately, hope.

We contacted the Director, Daisy Stenham, and asked for permission to show her remarkable short film, which formed part of the BBC’s Born Digital season. She said ‘yes’! ‘Skin’ is a provocative and hard-hitting look at a fast evolving area which brings both risk and potential simultaneously. It’s also the perfect stimulation for the facilitated discussion that will follow the 10 minute film: participate and challenge your thinking.

  • Hosted by Nicky Runeckles, Founder, Monticola Consulting Ltd

Afternoon Sessions

13.30 – 14.15

Keynote: A live conversation exploring what health and wellbeing professionals can learn from the highly pressurised world of elite sport.

Bruce Daisley talks to Pippa Grange about her experiences with some of world’s greatest coaches and teams – from the pitfalls of perfectionism to the power of resilience.

Delegates will also have a chance to ask Pippa their own questions about what she’s learnt during a fascinating career.

Dr. Pippa Grange

Head of People and Team Development – The Football Association

Bruce Daisley

EMEA VP of Twitter, author and host of the Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat podcast

14.20 - 15.20

Panel Session: Personalised mental health and wellbeing – a force for good?

Hosted by Nicky Runeckles, this panel of experts and practitioners will explore the benefits and risks of the marked shift we’re seeing towards personalising mental health and wellbeing at work.

We’ll look at the drivers – the changing world of work, evolving employee demands and advances in technology.

All this and more has enabled previously unimaginable levels of access and personalisation, but with issues of trust, privacy, regulation and paranoia in the background do the upsides outweigh the risks? We aim to find out!

Host: Nicky Runeckles

Founder, Monticola Consulting Ltd

Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Dr Iain Brassington

Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester Law School

Dr Judith Grant

Director of Health & Wellbeing, Mace

Dr Wolfgang Seidl

Workplace Health Solutions Leader UK and Europe, Mercer Marsh Benefits

Tea & Coffee break15.20 – 15.40

Final Keynote

15.40 – 16.40

Keynote: This is Going to Hurt – Good Days and Bad Days at work.

The award-winning comedian, ex-NHS doctor, TV writer and bestselling author will be delivering our delegates a unique insight into how we can stay well in organisations that are being pushed to their limits.

Adam Kay

Award-winning comedian, ex-NHS doctor, TV writer, & Sunday Times best-selling author and columnist.

Closing Summary from Karen Leftley16.40 – 16.45

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