LONDON SUMMIT 2020
8th October 2020
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Roundtables


Back by popular demand, Mad World Summit 2019 will host an afternoon session of 13 roundtables - each accommodating 10 attendees.

Delegates will be able to pre-book a seat at any roundtable on a first come basis. We will notify delegates when the reservation system is open.

The Roundtables are a solutions-focused forum for discussion and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange. Each participant will have an equal opportunity to speak and to listen and should leave the roundtable with clear insights to take back and apply to their own workplace.

The roundtables will run from 14.00 - 14.45 and will be repeated from 15.00 - 15.45

There is freedom of movement for all delegates between tracks, roundtables and workshops so it is important to plan your day.




1. Improving workplace culture through employee experience to deliver on better mental wellbeing

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2. How to assess digital mental health solutions

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3. Getting started: defining and structuring a mental health and wellbeing strategy

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4. Communicating about mental health and wellbeing with the hard to reach

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5. Can flexible working be a positive contributor to mental health? If so, how?

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6. Leveraging office environments for maximum wellbeing impact

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7. Future proofing workplace wellbeing - does tech hold the key?

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8. Overcoming the stigma that still surrounds talking about mental health in the workplace

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9. Finding the balance between an individual and an employer’s responsibility for mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

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10. Successfully implementing and supporting Mental Health First Aid in the workplace

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11. The link between mental health, wellbeing and talent management

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12. Can you support the Financial Wellbeing of each individual employee? If so, how?

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13. How can organisations support mental health resilience in remote and home workers?

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Roundtable Information:

1. Improving workplace culture through employee experience to deliver on better mental wellbeing


Businesses will flourish when people are at their best.  Much of this comes back to the impact that workplace culture has on employee experience. Attend this roundtable to discuss what is needed now: 

  • Approaches to ensuring the employee experience is mindful of both the individual and the wider team and the holistic nature of health (mental, physical and emotional)
  • Effective ways to create a workplace culture that improves and supports health

Room: Interact 1

Facilitator:



Ria Ingleby
EMEA Engagement Manager, Headspace for Work, Headspace Inc.

Sean Tolram
Head of Content EMEA, HSBC



2. How to assess digital mental health solutions


Technology has opened a new frontier in mental health support but there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding innovations in the space.

  • How do you assess the range of different solutions available and decide whether they are right for your workplace?
  • How do you overcome hurdles such as getting stakeholders to pull together to back the same solution?

Room: Interact 1

Facilitator:



Kimberley Swift
Health & Wellness Manager, PepsiCo UK



3. Getting started: defining and structuring a mental health and wellbeing strategy


Engagement with the importance of supporting mental health and wellbeing is increasing but many organisations are finding it hard to know where to start. Attend this roundtable to:

  • Discuss where prevention and early intervention of mental ill-health fit into a holistic wellbeing strategy
  • Consider how services can work together in a coordinated way to achieve an accessible, integrated strategy

Room: Interact 1

Facilitator:



Jennie Doyle
Head of Product and Marketing, Health Shield Friendly Society



4. Communicating about mental health and wellbeing with the hard to reach


One of the biggest challenges that employers are encountering, when it comes to embedding mental health and wellbeing strategies, is how to maintain momentum and communicate with employees that are hard to reach – either because of their work location, environment or attitude.

  • What are some of the tried and tested approaches to getting through to even the hardest to reach employees?
  • How do you maintain interest in wellbeing when there are so many demands on time and resources?

Room: Interact 1

Facilitator:



Paul Mulligan
Head of Occupational Health, Kier Group

Stacy Thomson
Founder, The Performance Club



5. Can flexible working be a positive contributor to mental health? If so, how?


Employers increasingly see flexible working as a key part of their strategy to support employee wellbeing. But implementing and maintaining flexible working initiatives is not always plain sailing. This roundtable provides an opportunity for attendees to:

  • Share challenges and gain valuable insight into what works and what doesn't work when it comes to flexible working
  • Look at how flexible working can fit within a holistic mental health and wellbeing strategy

Room: Interact 1

Facilitator:



Nigel Hutchinson
Director Workplace Solutions & Secretarial Services, PwC

Laura Willis
Shine Offline, Co-Founder



6. Leveraging office environments for maximum wellbeing impact


The workplace is a force for good in mental wellbeing and the physical environment has a key role to play in this. Join this roundtable to share ideas around:

  • How to overcome the challenges of creating an office environment that meets the wellbeing needs of a diverse workforce
  • Where office space fits within a holistic mental health and wellbeing strategy

Room: Interact 1

Facilitator:



Kristoff DuBose
Founder, Cirkularis8

Kavita Kumari
Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing Principal, Cundall



7. Future proofing workplace wellbeing - does tech hold the key?


Workplace tech is evolving faster than ever before.  Is it now time to address the impact tech is having on employee wellbeing and health?  Attend this roundtable to:

  • Discuss the challenges your workplace has experienced or is experiencing with tech
  • Learn how others are adapting their workplace with tech for wellbeing

Room: Interact 1

Facilitator:



Louise McQuillan
Workplace Solutions Manager, Texthelp



8. Overcoming the stigma that still surrounds talking about mental health in the workplace


Attitudes towards talking about mental health in the workplace are changing. However, for many employers, stigma remains a sticking point.  Attend this roundtable to:

  • Share ideas around how to overcome obstacles that are preventing widespread engagement
  • Learn from each other’s strategies; what is and isn’t working when it comes to tackling stigma

Room: Interact 1

Facilitator:



Sharmila Kupfuwa
Health & Wellbeing Manager, Diageo

Robyn Vernon-Harcourt
Senior Programme Manager, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal



9. Finding the balance between an individual and an employer’s responsibility for mental health and wellbeing in the workplace


Employers are not responsible for ‘fixing’ the complexities of their employees’ lives. However, they are legally responsible for not being the cause of or exacerbating mental ill health. Join this roundtable to discuss:

  • Where the employer’s responsibility starts and finishes
  • Examples of best and worst practice

Room: Synergy 1

Facilitator:



Abigail Hirshman
Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing, ACAS



10. Successfully implementing and supporting Mental Health First Aid in the workplace


HFA training is one important component for creating a safe, healthy workplace where the mental health and physical health of employees are valued equally. To be effective and have a sustainable impact, the training needs to be implemented as part of a strategic, whole organisation approach to wellbeing. This roundtable will take you through the key considerations to help you embed positive, long term cultural and behavioural change including:

  • Selecting and implementing your MHFAiders – best processes for selecting employees, setting expectations and effectively embedding them in your overall mental health and wellbeing strategy.
  • Supporting your MHFAiders – how to create procedures that support your MHFAiders in maintaining their own positive mental health and wellbeing.

Room: Synergy 1

Facilitator:



Jon Simons
Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead, Argos Customer Management Centres

Christina Barsoum
Client Delivery Manager , Mental Health First Aid



11. The link between mental health, wellbeing and talent management


An integrated approach to health and wellbeing can play a vital role in an organisation’s talent attraction and retention strategy, as well as impacting on productivity and engagement.

  • How does this work in practice from recruitment and induction onwards?
  • Is there a limit to reasonable adjustments? 

Room: Synergy 1

Facilitator:



Tara Mansfield
Head of People, Monzo Bank



12. Can you support the Financial Wellbeing of each individual employee? If so, how?


Employers increasingly see financial wellbeing as a key part of their employee wellbeing strategy. But at a time when financial wellbeing can mean so much to so many people, how can employers ensure they support each individual employee? This roundtable provides an opportunity for attendees to:

  • Share the challenges of developing an inclusive financial wellbeing strategy
  • Gain valuable insights in to how using data, technology and good old-fashioned human connections can make this happen

Room: Synergy 1

Facilitator:



Lynn Smith
Chief People Officer, Wealth Wizards

Elizabeth Basten
Chief Marketing Officer, Wealth Wizards



13. How can organisations support mental health resilience in remote and home workers?


Resilience has been defined as the process of negotiating, managing, and adapting to significant sources of stress or trauma. Truly resilient individuals are able to notice adversity early, recover and adapt. Remote and home working presents unique potential stressors that impact on the ability for the employee’s resilience and as such mental health. This roundtable provides an opportunity for attendees to:

  • Explore the key components of a resilient individual and how an employer can support these.
  • Understand the challenges to resilience that home and remote workers can experience and where to increase the mental health support.

Room: Synergy 1

Facilitator:



Brendan Street
Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, Nuffield Health