Improving National Workplace Health and Wellbeing


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work across HR in the Public Sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Dr Steven Boorman CBE, Chair, Council for Work and Health (CONFIRMED)


Morning Keynote: Exploring The Government’s Policy Priorities For Improving Workplace Health And Wellbeing
  • Detailing the strategy to meet the commitment to transform employment prospects for those with long term conditions as part of the 2017 consultation Improving Lives: The Future of Work, Health and Disability
  • Emphasising the importance of line managers in supporting employees through the implementing reasonable adjustments and sharing best practice on career development and support
  • Explaining how the Access to Work scheme can remove barriers and help employers provide additional support to employees
  • Advising on the expectations of employers, as well as outlining the incentives and initiatives in place to aid in the creation of a healthy workforce
  • Looking to the future: Planned policy developments across workplace health and wellbeing

Tabitha Jay, Director, Joint Work and Health Unit, Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Health and Social Care (invited)


Special Keynote: Outlining The State Of Health And Wellbeing Across The UK Workforce 
  • Explaining the key findings from the 19th annual Health and Well-Being at Work Survey, which demonstrate that many organisations would benefit from taking a more proactive and preventative approach to wellbeing
  • Expanding the definition of health and wellbeing: Developing workplace initiatives to include financial, personal growth, and social relationships alongside physical and mental health
  • Understanding the specific challenges faced by the public sector, with more employees experiencing stress, than in the private sector
  • Sharing recommendations for improvements, including strengthening the capability of line managers and designing a holistic strategy which encompasses all aspects of wellbeing

Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser (Employment Relations), CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) (CONFIRMED)


Key Supporter Session


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Keynote Presentation: Understanding The Relationship Between Wellbeing And Workplace Performance
  • Explaining the key factors in the workplace which impact on an employee’s wellbeing and how meeting these can have an equally positive effect on the productivity of an organisation
  • Empowering employees to have a degree of autonomy over the processes they undertake in completing their work to promote confidence, pride and motivation
  • Ensuring positive communication across the workforce with the use of feedback, clear expectations and opportunities for employees to voice their concerns
  • Outlining the range of tools and guidance available for employers around health, wellbeing and engagement, including a productivity tool to identify strengths and areas for improvements
  • Emphasising the importance of using resources, such as the Acas Model Workplace to assess organisational policies against current employment law, as 28% of users were not complying with legislation

Anne Sharp, Chief Executive, Acas (invited)


Case Study: Ensuring A Parity Of Esteem Between Mental and Physical Health Support In The Workplace
  • Tackling stigma: Publicising the range of support available and how to access it across the workplace
  • Designing a mental health support scheme that is tailored to the needs of the workforce, and delivered in an appropriate format
  • Overcoming challenges in behavioural and organisational changes in implementing a new scheme of support
  • Developing effective strategies to manage workplace stress, including managerial relationships and promoting flexible working
  • Leading by example: Dispelling myths around mental ill-health through honest conversation

Ann Millington, Chief Executive, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (invited)


Case Study: Supporting Employee Wellbeing and Inclusion through Financial Loans 
  • Recognising the impact of financial pressures and their intrinsic relationship to work through being the first local authority to launch salary-linked employee loans
  • Explaining how the Salary Finance scheme works, highlighting the minimal impact on existing operations and with no cost to the employer
  • Improving employees with budgeting and financial literacy through comprehensive, free financial advice and articles on the financial wellbeing hub
  • Encouraging employee uptake through reducing taboo with a range of videos from employees talking about their experience
  • Facilitating long-term safeguarding on future finances with an automatic savings deposit system taken directly from salaries

Dan Paul, Head of Human Resources and Electoral Services, London Borough of Hackney (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote: Integrating National Health Directives Into Workplace Health And Wellbeing Strategies
  • Exploring the relationship between work and health, highlighting the positive impacts on both the individual, their families and communities
  • Detailing the expectations of workplace initiatives in promoting and managing the health and wellbeing of employees, which includes sickness absence and presenteeism
  • Explaining the characteristics of a working environment that has a negative impact on wellbeing, which include low levels of job control, organisational fairness, and a high effort-reward imbalance
  • Utilising the workplace as a means of engaging the population in wider public health improvement initiatives
  • Overcoming challenges faced by organisations with limited resources to provide health and wellbeing initiatives through demonstrating additional support available

Magdalene Mbanefo-Obi, Interim National Lead for Health and Work, Public Health England (invited)


Keynote: Developing A Public Sector Strategy For Health And Safety
  • Detailing the legal expectations of employers in providing suitable health and safety provision
  • Understanding how to apply proportionality of health and safety polices in low-risk environments to focus on genuine risks
  • Promoting collaborative working across the sector in health and safety to ensure consistent priorities and expectations and allow for pooling of expertise
  • Highlighting the key issues across all of the public sector and sharing lessons from investigations
  • Establishing benchmarks to guarantee a minimum standard of health and safety as the sector becomes increasingly devolved and dependent on external contractors

Selvin Brown MBE, Director of Engagement and Policy, HSE (Health and Safety Executive) (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Identifying And Implementing Suitable Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Employees
  • Understanding the requirements of employers in providing reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010
  • Outlining approaches to successfully identify how an organisation can help employees with changing health conditions, such as with the use of return to work interviews
  • Ensuring all managerial team members are fully aware of what reasonable adjustments could include, and nurture an environment whereby employees feel comfortable approaching them for help
  • Developing suitable fitness assessments for employees to identify where additional support can be provided

Dr Ali Hashtroudi, Clinical Director of OHS, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Member, Ethics Committee, Faculty of Occupational Medicine (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Developing A Holistic Health And Wellbeing Strategy
  • Designing an award-winning bespoke platform to allow people to produce a tailored personal health check
  • Creating a diverse programme of advice, support resources and events to drive health and wellbeing across all staff members, ranging from physiotherapy to sport activities
  • Achieving buy-in for the programme from key stakeholders to generate investment in the production and roll-out stages of development
  • Explaining how the initiative has evolved and improved in the face of challenges and demand from the employees it is targeting

Tracy Wray, Director of HR and Communications, University of Sheffield (invited)


Case Study: Improving The Work/Life Balance With Flexible Working
  • Demonstrating the benefits of flexible working, particularly in the area of maternal worklessness
  • Ensuring management are provided with adequate training around managing a flexible workforce and how to successful redesign existing job roles
  • Retaining key talent and build efficiencies through the use of case studies to promote an uptake in flexible working
  • Attracting higher quality and more diverse applications through integrating the flexible working commitment at the recruitment stage, with 100% of requests being fulfilled to date
  • Overcoming challenges in implementing flexible working including auditing the technology required for success and managing inconsistencies in responses to requests for flexible working

Jo Brown, Director of Human Resources, Camden Council (invited)


Case Study: Embedding Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Wellbeing Initiatives 
  • Recognising the benefit to the organisation in having a diverse workforce, capitalising on the talents, skills, and experiences that come from increasing representation from under-represented communities
  • Creating clear plans for retention, planning, progression and promotion to ensure employees feel valued and secure in their roles
  • Maximising the existing workforce to promote Kent Police as an employer of choice and increasing the visibility of role-models from under-represented groups
  • Balancing operational demands with the wellbeing of employees, aiding in the development of resilience and psychological wellbeing
  • Empowering leaders to better support, mentor, and assist employees through targeted training and development opportunities

Richard Leicester, Head of Human Resources, Kent Police (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work across HR in the Public Sector.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers across HR in the Public Sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email [email protected] 


Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


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