Workplace Wellbeing Show Connect 2021 & virtual Conference

Workplace Wellbeing Show 2021 consists of a high level virtual Conference, from 1-3 June, and a month-long virtual event, from 1-30 June 2021. Mind continues to be the event’s official charity partner.

The virtual conference: Workplace Wellbeing Conference 2021

The Workplace Wellbeing Conference takes place online from 1 – 3 June. It will feature in-depth content for anyone involved in leading wellbeing initiatives within their organisation, and will also guide anyone looking to support their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of the people they work.

The conference will bring together 40 expert speakers from a wide range of backgrounds. Their mix of professional achievements, lived experience and inspirational stories will help you deliver effective wellbeing initiatives and will help you support colleagues, and perhaps yourself. You can expect some healthy debate on the subject, too, as our virtual event platform will enable a truly interactive experience for delegates and speakers alike.

Keynotes include:

Plus hear from:

  • Ann Diment, Director, Work Safe and Well
  • Catherine Attfield, Head of Nutrition & Wellbeing, Artizan
  • Dee Arp, Chief Operating Officer, NEBOSH
  • Faye McGuiness, Director of Programmes, Education Support
  • Heather Beach, Founder, Healthy Work Company
  • Jennifer Webster, Occupational Psychologist, HSE
  • Jigna Patel, Managing Director, British Safety Council
  • John Pares, Head of EHS Field Organisation, Givaudan
  • Jonathan Gawthrop, Executive Director, Wellbeing, Sustainability & Assurance, EMCOR Group Ltd
  • Karen McDonnell, Policy Advisor, RoSPA
  • Marcus de Guingand, Managing Director, Third Pillar of Health Ltd.
  • Margo Mosley, Director, Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Nick Wright, Group Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Vodafone
  • Inspector Phil Spencer, Wellbeing & Blue Light Co-ordinator, Cleveland Police
  • Dr Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez, Medical Director Wellbeing, International SOS
  • Sarwat Tasneem, Founder, 14 Consulting
  • Stephen Haynes, Head of Program, Mates in Mind
  • Tim Eldridge, Vice President, IOSH
  • Vicki Simmonds, Director, Health & Safety – Europe, CHEP

Click here to see the full Workplace Wellbeing Conference agenda.

Tickets to the conference are £120 + VAT, with 20% of the ticket price donated to conference charity partner, Mind.

The virtual exhibition: Connect 2021

Connect 2021, taking place online from 1-30 June, is your opportunity to come together with like-minded professionals to discuss wellbeing in the workplace. The month-long event will enable you to connect with fellow wellbeing leaders, find solutions to workplace wellbeing challenges and access thought-leadership content.

Speaking about Workplace Wellbeing Show’s virtual presence, Group Director Chris Edwards said: “While 2020 had its challenges for in-person events, Safety & Health Expo and Workplace Wellbeing Show were able to innovate and bring the industry together remotely via online platforms and we are looking to further build on that success in 2021.” 

Find out more about Connect 2021 here.

Find out more about Workplace Wellbeing Show 2021 here.

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Alastair Campbell on workplace mental ill-health

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‘We cannot underestimate the impact that the pandemic has had on the nation’s mental health’

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What does ISO 45003 mean for organisations?

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Wellbeing conversations are as simple as ABC (D)

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Long working hours: ‘745,000 deaths are the tip of the iceberg’

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Webinar: Wellbeing considerations as we return to work in ‘the new normal’

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Webinar: Is there a role for gamification in EHS reporting?

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Workplace Wellbeing Show announces Mind as official Charity Partner

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Employee wellbeing: Shifting the focus on employee benefits in a pandemic

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Work-related stress and the wellbeing of frontline workers

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Safety & Health Expo launches Connect 2021 online event

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‘Workplaces are becoming more open to discussing mental health, but work is still leading to poor mental health for many’

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