LONDON SUMMIT 2019
9th October 2019
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Why Attend


The Mad World Summit content has been shaped with your needs at its heart. We know your time is valuable so we’ve packed loads of opportunities for inspiration, insight and collaboration into one full day. Across the day you’ll be able to choose the most relevant content and sessions. This ensures you walk away with the information and contacts YOU need to make a real impact on workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing in your organisation.

What will you leave with?

  • Knowledge that you can make a real difference, not only to the lives of your employees but also to the bottom line of your business
  • Practical and actionable solutions that can be implemented immediately in your workplace environment, with a strong focus on prevention
  • New business contacts, industry connections and friends that will help you move beyond the “why” to the “how” of implementing mental health strategies
  • New understanding of what works and what doesn’t work, drawing on the experiences of both influential leaders in established industries and bold disruptors who are setting the benchmark for a new corporate culture
  • Insight into developments on the horizon that you can use to future-proof strategies
  • Connections with the most innovative solution providers working with leading businesses to deliver coherent strategies that are creating a tangible impact
  • A clear steer on the real opportunities linked to digital innovation in mental health

Who will you meet?

The Mad World Forum will be a melting pot of insight and inspiration. Responsibility for mental wellbeing crosses job titles, departments and sectors - from C-Suite to line managers and next-generation leadership teams, so this is the perfect opportunity for teams from different industries, and different sized businesses, to join the conversation including:

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Chief People Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Happiness Officer, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, HR Director, Director of Health and Safety, Director of Occupational Health, Director of Internal Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Mental Health Leader, Head of HR, Head of Happiness, Head of Wellbeing, Head of People & Talent, Head of Health, Safety & Environment, Head of People & Culture, Head of Employee Engagement, Head of Internal Communications, Next generation leadership teams and more.

Your Mad World Forum experience

Listen: Hear from over 70 cross-industry speakers from a wide range of sectors, all sharing their knowledge and experience on workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing. With C-level keynotes, thought-provoking panels, interactive round table discussions and workshops.
Share: Our interactive round tables and workshops cover everything from defining a mental health and wellbeing strategy through to legal clarity around evolving regulations. This is a real opportunity to learn from your cross-industry peers on how they are approaching the same challenges as you.
Learn: Our 4 conference tracks focused on talent/engagement/culture, leadership and the future and SMEs allow you to dive deeper into best practice case studies, delivering a rich experience with actionable takeaways.
Discover: Visit our curated exhibition and TechTalk innovation showcase to immerse yourself in the now and next of mental, physical and financial health, management practices, employee benefits and employee engagement.
Be inspired: Armed with insight into what works and what doesn’t work, go back to your workplace with a clear plan of action and fresh thinking so you can talk about mental health, wellbeing and workplace culture in a new way.

Choose the content most relevant to you

Whether you are looking for ways to build on and bolster your commitment to employee mental health and wellbeing or you are simply looking to get started, you will find content relevant to you.

View the agenda here.

Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Turning talk into action: best practice case studies
  • Workplace wellbeing through the lens of mental health: a whole-person, preventative approach
  • The state of the nation: the now and next of thriving at work
  • Setting a mental health and wellbeing strategy based on the needs of your organisation
  • The culture challenge: embedding an open culture in the organisation
  • Supporting the wellbeing of remote, flexible and gig economy workers
  • Finding creative ways to tackle SMEs’ challenges around supporting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • The art of active listening
  • Creating and implementing inclusive mental health strategies
  • Bridging the gap between financial wellbeing and mental health in the workplace
  • Getting and maintaining boardroom buy-in: the business case for mental health and wellbeing
  • Assessing the effectiveness of mental health and wellbeing strategies
  • The leaders of the future: understanding the needs of the next generation entering the workforce
  • Digital innovation: finding and implementing the right solutions for your workplace
  • Evolving regulations: legal clarity
  • Maintaining momentum and moving to the next level of implementation
  • Going global with mental health and wellbeing strategies



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Key Facts & Figures


Mental health is an issue your organisation can't afford to ignore. Not only is there a huge human cost of poor mental health at work, looking after the mental health of employees makes business sense. Tackling stigma can make a real difference to sickness absence rates, presenteeism levels, staff wellbeing and productivity, and retention.



  • 1 in 4 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year
  • 95% of employees calling in sick with stress gave a different reason
  • 9 out of 10 people in the workplace say they wouldn’t tell people at work if they are experiencing problems with their mental health.
  • Presenteeism is estimated to cost businesses at least one and a half times as much as absenteeism.
  • Around half of all long-term sick leave in the UK is due to stress, depression and anxiety
  • Open and supportive workplaces benefit everyone - employees, employers and the bottom line
  • Younger employees are more likely to have mental health issues, with 37% of those aged 18 to 29 having been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition
  • Millennials look to work for organisations that foster their wellbeing
  • Attracting and retaining talent is a growing challenge
  • Actively disengaged workers are twice as likely as engaged workers to have been diagnosed with depression.
  • An analysis by Deloitte examining existing workplace interventions identified potential to generate a return to business of between £1.50 and £9 for every £1 invested.


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