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Mental Health - Get equipped for change

  • 28th September 2017
  • 09:30 - 14:30
  • BNY Mellon, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4LA

Nine out of ten people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination.  One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

Mental health in the workplace is costing the UK economy an estimated £70 billion per year through lost production, recruitment and absence. Progress in tackling this has been limited.

This event brings together leading thinkers and experts to explore the key issues and challenges facing employers in relation to mental health in the workplace. This conference provides an opportunity to share best practice on a range of mental health issues including: mental health and sexual orientation, mental health and race, the latest views from academics, and insights into initiatives leading employers have adopted to overcome barriers. It is an opportunity for Members to discuss their challenges and learn about other organisations and their industry’s approaches. The event will bring together 100 attendees from the private and public sectors.

  • Understand the hard facts of the face of mental health in the UK
  • Understand the impact, particularly on minority groups
  • Understand how stress is exacerbating mental health issues
  • Learn about practical examples that Members are taking to tackle mental health in the workplace
  • Be clear about what Members can do next

You will:

  • Hear from key figures in Government and well known specialists in mental health
  • Explore the impact of mental health issues in the workplace
  • There will be a networking opportunity to discuss approaches with other Members
  • As with other enei events you will leave equipped with a practical tool to help you progress your mental health strategy

Who Should Attend?

  • Members & non-Members interested in Mental Health.
  • Disability network members
  • HR and Health & Safety professionals


Free for Members and Non-members

Priority booking for Members



09:30 – 09:50

Registration - coffee and refreshments

09:50 – 10:00

Welcome – Michael Cole-Fontayn, Regional Chairman – BNY Mellon

10:00 – 10:20

Keynote speaker - Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work

The importance of supporting those with mental ill health in the UK

10:20 – 12:00

The impact of mental health in the workplace

We will discuss:

  • The hard facts on the face of mental health in the UK
  • The impact, particularly on minority groups
  • How stress is exacerbating mental health issues

Speakers from:

  • Chiara Lombardo, University of East London - Psychologically healthy workplaces: the academic perspective

  • Vanessa Pinfold, McPin Foundation – Mental health and wellbeing

  • Chris O’Sullivan, Mental Health Foundation – Subject to be confirmed

  • Steve Metcalf, Robustmind Mental Fitness – The changing face of stress in the workplace

12:00 – 12:45

Lunch and networking

12:45 – 14:00

How to meet the mental health challenge

Learn about practical examples that Members are taking to tackle mental health in the workplace, including personal testimonial from leaders.


  • Chris Murray – DWP – Personal story and business response
  • Ray Dempsey, Civil Service – Civil Service Approach to Mental Health 
  • Mike Brian, Station Manager, British Antarctic Survey – the impact of isolation on mental health

14:00 – 14:20

Closing speaker - Rachel Kelly, Mental Health Inspirational Speaker

Evidence based practical steps to take as an employer to improve mental health and wellbeing including diet


enei kindly thanks BNY Mellon for hosting the event.