Editor, Safety & Health Practitioner

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Ian joined Informa (formerly UBM) in 2018 as the Editor of SHP. Ian studied journalism at university before spending seven years in online fantasy gaming. Prior to moving to Informa, Ian worked in business to business trade print media, in the automotive sector. He was Online Editor and then moved on to be the Editor of two publications aimed at independent automotive technicians and parts distributors.
February 10, 2020

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Workplace Wellbeing Show announces Mind as official Charity Partner

Workplace Wellbeing Show, hosted by Informa Markets, is delighted to announce Mind, the leading mental health charity, as its official Charity Partner.

Mind new logoMind is the ideal partner for Workplace Wellbeing Show, owing to the significant shared values between the charity and the event, including a desire to promote wellbeing best practice and level the playing field for mental health. Workplace Wellbeing Show, which in 2021 consists of a high level virtual conference and a virtual exhibition, taking place throughout June, will work with Mind to broaden its reach and impact for professionals, including HR leaders who wish to foster better wellbeing in the workplace.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The organisation campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Founded in 1946, it has helped people across England and Wales, and won the patronage and endorsement of numerous organisations and individuals, including its current president Stephen Fry.

The charity also offers a comprehensive Workplace Wellbeing programme which aims to help people understand and start talking about the costs of neglecting mental wellbeing in the workplace. Mind offers free resources for employers to help improve mental wellbeing and employee engagement.

Charlotte Geoghegan, Head of Content for Workplace Wellbeing Show, said: “We are honoured to work with Mind to form a Charity Partnership for Workplace Wellbeing Show. Over the last seven decades, Mind has led the de-stigmatisation of mental health. Our programme at Workplace Wellbeing Show is designed to represent the multi-faceted nature of occupational wellbeing. This partnership with Mind underscores the importance of mental health within this, and a commitment to raising the profile of mental health in the workplace.”

Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the UK workforce, so there’s never been a more crucial time to promote and protect the wellbeing and mental health of staff. That is why we are delighted to be the Charity Partner for the Workplace Wellbeing Show. As the Government’s lockdown measures begin to relax, and many people return to their usual workplaces, they might need to re-adjust, which could be a challenge – investing in workplace wellbeing measures in the short and longer-term is vital. Those employers who do recognise the value of prioritising workplace wellbeing also find that it can result in a happier, more engaged and productive workforce, who are less likely to need to take time off sick.”

Click here to learn more about Mind.

Workplace Wellbeing Show 2021

First up, the virtual Workplace Wellbeing Conference will take 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 opening keynote address will come from Mind CEO, Paul Farmer. In the session, entitled ‘our biggest mental health challenges as a nation’, Paul will reflect on the nation’s mental health and the biggest challenges that currently face us and will outline the charity’s current goals and initiatives.

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 the virtual event platform will enable a truly interactive experience for delegates and speakers alike.

Alastair CampbellHear Alastair Campbell, best known for his role as former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s director of communications, one of the UK’s foremost mental health campaigners, speak about how employers at No.10 and The Mirror reacted to his mental health challenges, the impact of depression on his work life and his take on what managers should do when someone in the team is going through a difficult period of mental illness.

Other highlights include, astronaut Major Tim Peake discussing how being isolated in space for six months can impact health and wellbeing. Tim will also speak about the extreme training needed to undergo a space mission and how to handle the pressures and stresses when PPE fails and things go wrong. Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams will speak about the mental and physical wellbeing required to be an elite athlete and her approach to focussing on wellness as a whole and Thomas Dunning will talk about surviving the war against yourself and his journey to becoming an award-winning campaigner.

Click here to see the full Workplace Wellbeing Conference agenda.

Click here to buy a ticket for Workplace Wellbeing virtual conference.

Click here to register for Workplace Wellbeing Show 2021.

The Workplace Wellbeing Virtual Conference is part of a month-long virtual event called Connect, which includes the virtual Safety & Health Expo and Workplace Wellbeing Show exhibitions. The conference, which kicks off Connect, takes place from 1 – 3 June and will be available on-demand until the end of July. Connect is free to attend and tickets for the conference are priced at £120. 20% of the ticket price is donated to charity partner Mind.


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Connect 2021 – Workplace Wellbeing Conference

As part of our online event Connect 2021, running from 1-30 June, the Workplace Wellbeing Conference will feature three, full days of in-depth presentations, panels & interviews with leading experts in workplace wellbeing. The conference is designed for anyone involved in wellbeing initiatives within their organisation as well as anyone looking to support their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of others.

Speakers include former No. 10 director of communications and strategy Alastair Campbell; astronaut Major Tim Peake; Mind CEO Paul Farmer; Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams; award-winning campaigner Tom Dunning; HSE Principal Human Factors Specialist Phoebe Smith; and many more.

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

The conference takes place from 1-3 June 2021.

Alastair Campbell

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