6 June 2018
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We will share video clips from the speakers below on our website after the event.
The Steep Sessions
Transform corporate life with the ritual of tea
Michelle Comins (co-founder of Comins Tea) and Lizzie Shupak (co-founder of Curve and Wok+Wine) will demonstrate how we can create the space for discussion, connection and exchange that's so crucial to health, happiness and productivity in the workplace.
'Precarious' Poems by Peter Raynard
Poetry that takes questions of mental health and work head on
Peter Raynard is a poet, editor, and stay-at-home father of two teenage sons. He previously worked for a charity in the area of corporate social responsibility. His physical and mental disabilities have affected him throughout his professional and domestic life. Through his poems and in discussion, he will show how he has dealt with these conditions; and more recently the ways in which creative writing has helped him convey this to others, in particular men and teenage boys, who tend to be less open about such personal difficulties.
Four things I wish I'd known earlier (but at least I know now)
Learning to live and work with mental illness
Owen Hughes is the creative director at Wolff Olins and dad to two teenagers.
Helping yourself and others
A step-by-step programme inspired by Tim Minchin
Thomas Duncan Bell is a serial entrepreneur and founder of The Kingsman London. Equally known for his electric energy and professionalism and his mental health advocacy, Thomas won the 2017 Institute of Directors (IoD) Award for Leadership in Mental Health Awareness. Today he works closely with the IoD on their inclusivity agenda, and blogs as 'the Bipolar Businessman', delivering searing truths about the urgent need for more empathy and mental health awareness.
Mind-Fit-Ness and the pursuit of happiness
Join the Smile Tribe on their quest to raise the Global Happiness Index
George Adolphus, co-founder of Smile Tribe Academy & Smile Tribe AI, believes that if we can make mental fitness mainstream, we can end the stigma around mental illness. By promoting and supporting mental fitness across the workforce, businesses can increase mental well-being and productivity. Watch out for his mental fitness tips to take back to the office and your lives.