Through a series of informal workshops, specialist mental health and mental wellbeing speakers will provide a safe environment in which to introduce and discuss the importance of recognising and addressing the stigma of mental ill health.

Geoff McDonald

After 25 years with Unilever, Geoff left his role as Global VP of HR to devote his energy to ending the stigma of depression and anxiety in the workplace. As a speaker, a business transformation consultant, and co-founder of Minds@Work, he inspires leaders to embrace mental health and empower organisations to put purpose at their core and play their positive role in the world.

Rob Stephenson

Rob is a mental health influencer, campaigner and public speaker on creating mentally healthier workplaces. Rob is the founder of Inside-Out.org, a social enterprise with a mission of smashing the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental ill-health.

Poppy Jaman OBE

Poppy Jaman OBE is a global voice of authority on workplace mental health. She is the CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance and the former founding CEO of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. In 2018 Poppy was awarded an OBE in recognition of her 20 years of services to people with mental health issues. She is on a mission to create equality for mental health through country and city leaders.

Gregor Henderson

Gregor leads mental health for Public Health England and has worked in mental health for over 30 years. Developing and managing care and treatment services, leading and implementing national policy programmes, advising on global mental health matters and designing innovative and creative solutions for government, voluntary, business and new tech sectors. Gregor is driven by a purpose to make mental health matter to everyone, everyday, wherever they live or work.

Michelle Morgan

Michelle is Co-Founder of the purpose led business Livity. She is a winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise and EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Most recently she was featured in the Evening Standard Progress Makers as one of London’s top ten Changemakers and in 2018 she was invited to join the Society of Leadership Fellows. She is also an Ambassador for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England.

Richard Martin

Richard spent 20 years as an employment lawyer in the city with various firms, and in 2011 experienced a serious mental breakdown, which resulted in time in hospital and a lengthy recovery process. That led him to promote positive mental health and to help people avoid the experiences that he had.
“Health and energy are the most important drivers of performance. You can have all the right skills, knowledge and behaviours, but without your health and energy you cannot and will not perform at your best.”

Geoff McDonald, Former Global VP HR Unilever, Global Advocate & Consultant for Health in Workplaces

“Health and energy are the most important drivers of performance. You can have all the right skills, knowledge and behaviours, but without your health and energy you cannot and will not perform at your best.”

Geoff McDonald, Former Global VP HR Unilever, Global Advocate & Consultant for Health in Workplaces

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