17 October 2018, Minds@Work Live

Minds@Work Live is an inspiring and empowering networking event for our diverse community of employees, senior leaders, HR professionals, coaches, clinicians and entrepreneurs. If you have a passion for smashing the stigma of ill mental health and creating more mentally healthy environments at work, you are welcome to join our community and attend our free live events.

Our SPEAKERS for 17 October 2018 include:

Introductions and Welcome to HSBC
António Simões, Chief Executive Officer (designate), Global Private Banking

Bringing Mental Health Gyms to the Workplace
George Bell, Sanctus
On the outside, George was "killing it" with a good job and high sales figures. But in reality, he was hiding behind a fake smile on the office floor, and crying in the toilets. George shares his story of experiencing depression, anxiety & suicidal thoughts, and how his recovery has led him to working at Sanctus - a startup on a mission to change  perceptions of mental health, and to put the world's first mental health gyms on the high street. 

Avatars Helping to Increase Wellness
David Tinker, Pro Real
David’s company ProReal has created avatar-based virtual reality software that’s being used in both corporate executive coaching and the NHS to help people describe difficult or complex thoughts and feelings. He will demonstrate the software and then talk about the evidence and use cases where it’s helped reduce anxiety and improve wellness.

In conversation with the Environment Agency
The Environment Agency has won Gold at Mind's Workplace Wellbeing Index Awards for two consecutive years. What actions made the biggest difference to better mental health in the workplace? What can other organisations learn from their experience? Geoff McDonald, Minds@Work Co-Founder will lead a conversation and Q&A with the Environment Agency.

In Harmony; Body Mind and Workplace
George Bell, Onsong
Onsong was created to deliver musical solutions to business problems in the workplace, reducing stress and improving group cohesion. George will show you the science behind it all - how singing makes you feel good, by increasing your levels of happy hormones - oxytocin and serotonin. You'll go on a musical journey with George and get a taste of what it would feel like to be in a company choir.

April Doty