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Full conference agenda announced!

Added on the 25th January 2017

We are delighted to announce our full conference agenda, packed with a fascinating mix of speakers and topics.

‘Dealing with Stress and trauma at work – Evidence and Experience’ takes place in central London on Wednesday 15 March 2017 and is a must for anyone interested in stress, trauma and mental health in the workplace.

Our keynote speaker is broadcaster Sian Williams. Sian has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than thirty years, mainly with the BBC and latterly with ITN. She has an MSc in Psychology with an emphasis on traumatic stress, is a trained trauma assessor and is ITN's first Mental Health Ambassador. Her book 'Rise: a first aid kit for going through tough times' is a study in building resilience after challenging life events.

Following Sian, we have a plethora of compelling speakers with decades of varied experience – both personal and professional – of mental health in the workplace with our own Professor Neil Greenberg leading the way. He will introduce the day and deliver a session on removing stigmas and barriers to care.

We hope you are looking forward to the day as much as we are and will take advantage of this great CPD opportunity.

The conference fee is £150 plus VAT. Discounts are available for charities and public sector, please contact us at info@marchonstress.com for details.

To book, please click here.

Conference programme*

0900-0930 – Registration

0930-0935– Welcome and introduction - Professor Neil Greenberg, March on Stress Director

0935-1010 – Keynote - Sian Williams, Journalist and Broadcaster

1010-1040 – The management of stress and mental health at work from the occupational health physician's perspective - Dr Sally Coomber, President of the Society of Occupational Medicine

1040-1110 – Refreshments and networking

1110-1140 – Can crisis be a catalyst for a healthier culture and increasing employee engagement? - Carrie Birmingham, Crisis HR Specialist

1140-1220 – A personal perspective - Nick Hitch

1220-1320 – Lunch

1320-1350 – The role of social support in mental health - Dr James Rubin, Assistant Director (King’s College London), Health Protection Research Unit

1350-1410 – Removing stigma and barriers to care - encouraging staff to talk about mental health - Professor Neil Greenberg

1410-1440 – Refreshments and networking

1440-1620 – Peer Support in practice - Facilitated panel discussion introduced by Gavin Rogers and Roy Scott from March on Stress, featuring:

  • Sarah Ward-Lilley, BBC
  • Diana Nelson, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Claire Kearney, News UK
  • Stuart Penfold, RNLI
  • Simon Hester, South Western Ambulance Service
  • Davina Macdonald , Home Office

1620-1630 – Closing remarks - Professor Neil Greenberg

*Please note the programme was correct at time of publication but is subject to change.


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