Special Event | Sept. 28 | Mondrian Shoreditch

Mental Health in the Workplace

Employee stress and burnout are at an all-time high. Join your fellow HR leaders, industry experts, academics and thought leaders to learn the latest trends, research and strategies to inform and inspire mental health initiatives at your organisation.

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Building a culture of mental wellbeing

For years, human resources leaders has been under pressure to solve enormous challenges for employees across their workforce. The pandemic, economic instability, and even war have had an undeniable gravitational pull on all of our lives It's our people leaders who have shown up day after day at work to ensure employers are doing their part to support their workforce and evolve their benefits strategy and employee experience to meet life's ever-changing demands.

Join us for an exclusive and intimate event to share insights and learn how to build a culture of mental health that helps people feel and perform their best. 


10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Jennifer Gendron, Koa Health + Jill King, Virgin Pulse



Mental health in the workplace today

Dr. David Batman, MSc. MB. ChB. FFOM

In the current climate of uncertainty, ongoing pressures from the economic downturn, remaining fears from the pandemic and a health service unable to meet demands for the foreseeable future, the mental wellbeing of the UK workforce is an increasing challenge.

Businesses are seeking to address the mental health of their employees but remain uncertain of What and How to do it

Dr. David Batman, Consultant Occupational Health Physician with special interests in mental health at work, employee resilience and sleep issues, will address:-

  • The current landscape of health issues
  • Impact of social determinants on mental health
  • Understanding what is a psychologically safe workplace
  • Key actions to support the safe workplace

Following his presentation Dr. Batman will leave plenty of time to answer those burning questions on mental health at work that keep you awake at night.


11:15-11:30 a.m.




Workshop round tables

Get actionable insights from your peers by discussing the state of employee wellbeing at your organisation, your strategies to help people feel and perform their best, challenges you haven’t solved yet, and what your anticipating as a people leader in 2023. 


12:15 - 1 p.m.

Lunch Catered by the Mondrian


1-1:45 p.m. 

Mental health and corporate social responsibility

Nicola Hemmings, Organisational Psychologist, Koa Health:

How can organisations committed to integrating mental health into their CSR strategy ensure that their approach isn’t just a stop-gap? What makes an employee wellbeing strategy sustainable over time in a swiftly evolving workplace and unstable labour market? Gain insights into what to expect in the future of mental health at work, as well as practical tips on how to leverage science to create a sustainable support system for mental and organisational health.



Q&A Panel: When the going gets tough…

Speakers TBA

According to Forbes, a whopping 98% of HR professionals feel burned out. And it’s no wonder. We’ve asked more of our human resources, wellbeing, and health & safety leaders than ever before in recent years. Not only did most people leaders have to navigate changing workforce logistics, environments, laws and regulations, but also increased employee turnover and talent shortages. Employees have come to HR seeking help or accommodation for sickness, grief, anxiety and depression, making compassion fatigue a common side effect of the role in this new era. Hear how other have been dealing with the tough topics that we often don’t discuss, and how you can identify and prioritize your own wellbeing while taking care of your workforce.


2:30-3 p.m.

Can a digital mental health solution be ethical?

Oliver Smith - Strategy Director and Head of Ethics, Koa Health

When considering digital health applications for scale, it’s also important to discriminate against the accessibility, potential biases, and trustworthiness of the app to ensure its effectiveness in helping all of your unique employees feel better in a way that positively aligns with your organisational values. In this session you can learn the key considerations for strategy, execution and accountability measures that drive lasting health outcomes.

Featured speakers

Nicola Hemmings
Organsational Psychologist
Dr. David Batman
Consultant in Occupational Medicine
Oliver Smith
Head of Ethics

Mondrian Shoreditch Ballroom

5 Curtain Rd
London EC2A 3PT

28 September - 10 a.m - 3 p.m
Continental breakfast and lunch provided

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