Programme – 13th March 2019

Healthy Working Lives: Creating a Healthy Workplace Culture for Better Mental Health

8:45 – 9:15 am Business Expo/Tea and coffee

9:15 – 10:00 am Welcome and Opening Address

  • Welcome and Introduction – Lynda Bryans, Event Host

  • Video – setting the context

  • Setting the scene: Valerie Watts, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board for Northern Ireland

  • Keynote address: Dr Wolfgang Seidl, MD MA MBACP(Acc), Partner, Workplace Health Consulting Leader UK and Europe, Mercer Marsh Benefits™

10:00 am Workshops (delegates choose either 1 or 2)

1. Practical steps to addressing mental health

  • Addressing the stigma of poor mental health and improving mental wellbeing

  • Financial wellness and how it impacts on wellbeing at work

2. Promoting a healthy workplace culture

  • How to create a positive workplace culture to support mental health

  • What is social prescribing and how can it benefit your organisation and employees?

11:15 – 11:40 am Networking Break and Business Expo

11:40 am – 12:15 pm Workshops

The Way Forward: Turning talking into action  (delegates choose either 1 or 2)

1. An introduction to coaching for mental health and wellbeing
2. Developing psychological services in the workplace

12:20 pm The impact of Social Media on Mental Health: Linzi Conway, Key to Success NI

12:40 pm A personal journey on dealing with mental health and continuing to work: Facilitated by Leigh Carey, The Hummingbird Project

13:00 pm Closing remarks: Denise Cranston, Head of Workplace, Business in the Community

13:05 pm Event ends