Workshops will run for 60 minutes and accommodate up to 40 attendees - seating is available on a first come basis but you can express interest in attending any or multiple workshops when you register. Please tick the boxes so we can manage your attendance.
Our fast-moving lives often mean that we'd rather get answers quickly to what we want to know, as opposed to listen to what someone else wants to tell us. In this interactive workshop, issues will come to life when you meet 'Hannah,' a successful account manager, who is now struggling at work and at home. Together, we'll focus on what it means to listen to 'Hannah' without compromise, to be in the moment, to respond with questions that further enable her to talk about what really matters.
Throughout history, some of the most creative and innovative people in the world are considered to be neurodivergent. However, whilst there is increasing recognition relating to strengths and skills associated with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism or ADHD, many people who think differently to the majority still experience significant social exclusion. This leaves them facing significant barriers to gaining or retaining employment, and increased rates of mental health difficulties.
In this workshop we will explore neurodiversity in the workplace, how this relates to mental health, strengths, difficulties, the business case for neurodiversity, and provide guidance around reasonable adjustments in recruitment and the workplace.
Recommended for anyone who identifies as neurodivergent, line managers, HR Personnel, colleagues and anyone with a personal connection to someone this relates to.
The Thriving at Work Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers sets out six 'core standards' that all employers can and should put in place to support mental health and wellbeing, as well as three 'enhanced standards' that public sector and larger organisations can work towards. Drawing on concrete examples, based on first-hand experience of implementing mental health and wellbeing strategies, this workshop will take attendees step by step through approaches to meeting the first core standard including:
The content is relevant for anyone tasked with drawing up a mental health and wellbeing plan for their organisation.
We’re passionate about men and women, and we want to challenge the current level of focus on emotional support and expectation for men in particular. Gender balance is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of gender. There is much focus on the needs of women right now, but when it comes to accessing resources for emotional support, men are at a huge disadvantage. We will explore the myths of masculinity and how supporting the fellas will help the females.
Calling Out The Men provides emotional support for men in the business world. It is OK to talk, but talking isn’t enough. There is so much out there about Toxic Masculinity, that men don’t know how to ‘be’ anymore. What are the rules? Are there any rules? Or is it just about being human? We provide the practical tools and support that men need in business to work the rules out for themselves.
Join this workshop to find out more and explore how you can support the men in your business.
With five times as many students as 10 years ago disclosing a mental health issue to their university, Vice Chancellors are being urged to make student wellbeing a strategic priority. Student mental health is also increasingly on the radar of employers, who want to ensure they attract, support and retain the next generation of talent entering the workforce.
This two-hour evidence-based workshop is an opportunity for universities and employers to share ideas about what is and isn't working when it comes to meeting the wellbeing needs of students and staff. It will also consider ways in which employers and universities can collaborate so that everybody benefits. Hear case studies showcasing:
More and more employers are recognising the need to support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. However, too many are still taking a piecemeal approach that does not have real impact and is not sustainable. To maximise budgets and reach, a joined up approach is essential.
Drawing on insight from a leading employer's experiences, this workshop will demonstrate how a holistic strategy can be devised that links with the organisation's core values and empowers employees to take control of their own wellbeing.
The content is relevant to all types of employer - whether you are just getting started with a mental health or wellbeing strategy, or you are looking to move to the next level of implementation.
Mental health is fast becoming the business issue of our time. There are lots of solutions emerging but many organisations do not know where to start, or where to go next. This interactive workshop will be run by Tomorrow's Company, a think tank that delivers research, innovation and thought leadership to inspire and enable business to be a force for good in society. Dr Emma Lawrance, Mental Health Innovations Fellow, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London will help to lead the session. Attend to explore: