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 implement sustainable mental health and wellbeing 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 latest developments so you can future-proof your strategies
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 100 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 3 conference tracks focused on "Engagement, Talent, Culture", "Leadership & Collaboration" and "The Future" allow you to dive deeper into best practice case studies, delivering a rich experience with actionable takeaways.
Discover: Visit our 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.
With the theme "From stigma to solutions: workplace mental health and wellbeing move mainstream" key topics to be addressed in 2020 include:
- Turning talk into action: best practice case studies
- The now and next of thriving at work: a call to action
- The implications and how workplaces need to prepare for the new ISO 45003 Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Setting a mental health and wellbeing strategy based on the needs of your organisation and measuring impact
- How to turn around a toxic workplace culture
- What Good Work really means and how it impacts wellbeing
- Supporting the wellbeing of remote, flexible and gig economy workers
- Linking purpose and CSR with wellbeing for sustainable strategies
- Creating and implementing a truly inclusive mental health strategy
- Best employer practice that’s positioning financial wellbeing in the wider, holistic context of physical, mental and social wellbeing
- Getting and maintaining boardroom buy-in: refreshing the case for investment in mental health and wellbeing
- Futureproofing strategies and navigating the supplier landscape
- Supporting the ageing workforce
- Embedding mental health and wellbeing as a strategic priority
- Going global with mental health and wellbeing strategies
And much more...
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.