Mind the Gap Conference - East of England, February 2015

Don’t miss our annual conference
Mind the Gap:
changing perceptions and
managing the challenges of health
and mental wellbeing at work
23 February 2015
£160 Tattersalls, the Avenue,
inc lunch
Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 9AY
of employees
surveyed in
recent poll said that
they found work
High-profile speakers, hosted by
Anne Sharp, CEO of Acas:
Professor Dame Carol Black
author of influential Government reports
on sickness absence and healthy workplaces
problems at
Mario Dunn
Director of Health Management Ltd who will be work cost nearly
operating the “Fit for work” government-funded
£26 billion
occupational health service for all employers
Ezra Hewing
Suffolk Mind Consultant, expert on managing mental health
in the workplace, will talk about whether employees with
mental health issues should be seen as a “Risk or Resource”
Interactive masterclasses on:
Managing mental health in the workplace
Access to work and employer support
What services are available and how to access them
What should a workplace wellbeing strategy look like?
Legal considerations and reasonable adjustments
Book your place/find out more: www.acas.org.uk/MindtheGap2015
*Research by Mind to mark National Stress Awareness Day, 5 November 2014
Ezra Hewing Ezra is a workplace wellbeing consultant and trainer for Suffolk Mind. His sought after expertise has helped Fortune 500 companies, local government and statutory agencies, public and private sector healthcare and emergency services to resolve mental ill heath in the workplace. Ezra trains and coaches Directors, HR Managers, CEOs and front‐line staff to secure immediate improvements for employees and customers, reduce the costs of sickness absence and lost productivity. He is the author of articles on Workplace Wellbeing for the Human Givens journal the Holistic Science journal and a consultant on mental health for Suffolk Police and on the development of mental health at work policy for local government. Mario Dunn Having joined MAXIMUS in 2014, Mario is responsible for all aspects of communications, stakeholder engagement, marketing and brand management across all of our U.K. businesses. Mario brings more than 20 years of experience working in high‐profile communication roles in complex organisations that face significant challenges in respect of the policy environment and stakeholder relations. Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Kent, he has worked in the both the public and private sectors including holding senior communication roles in two FTSE 100 companies. Mario was a Special Adviser in Government between 2005 and 2010 working at the highest levels of policy making and communications across four Government departments covering business, health, education and the Home Office. While he was at the Department of Health, Mario was listed by the Health Service Journal as one of the 50 most influential people in health in the U.K. With a wealth of experience, Mario has developed strong competency across the range of communications and marketing disciplines including media relations, crisis communications, public affairs and brand development. Dame Carol Black Professor Dame Carol Black is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health and Public Health England, Chairman of the Nuffield Trust and a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. In November 2011 when National Director for Health and Work she completed as Co‐Chair an independent review for the UK Government of sickness absence in Britain, to which the Government has recently responded. Prof. Black is a past‐President of the Royal College of Physicians, of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and of the British Lung Foundation. The Centre she established at the Royal Free Hospital in London is internationally renowned for research and treatment of connective tissue diseases such as scleroderma. Neil Wood Neil Wood is a Health Improvement Manager for Public Health England (PHE) covering Anglia and Essex, his policy leads are improving health in the workplace and tobacco control and smoking. Prior to his move to PHE in April 2013, Neil was part of the Department of Health's regional presence in the East of England. As Senior Public Health Development Manager his areas of responsibility included sustainability and the NHS and health at work. Neil's involvement in health at work started in 2009 when he was appointed Health, Work and Well‐
being Regional Co‐ordinator for the East of England, a post which formed part of Dame Carol Black's recommendations to Government in her Review of the health of Britain's working age population: Working for a healthier tomorrow. Prior to this Neil's career in the Civil Service was with Jobcentre Plus and their predecessor organisations to 2007 and from 2007 to 2009 Neil managed the Regional Director's Office at the Government Office (GO) for the East of England. Anne Sharp Anne joined the civil service as an inspector in the Health and Safety Executive, where she gained operational, policy and strategy experience across a wide range of employment sectors. She then moved to Defra, where she led fisheries management policy before becoming Director of National Climate Change and Energy. From 2009 to 2013 Anne reported to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales as Chief Executive of the Judicial Office, which supports judges and magistrates. Anne has led significant cultural and organisational change and is an accredited mediator. In February 2013 she took up post as Chief Executive of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.