Mental Health in the Workplace – Taking Resilience Seriously
Dates(s) - 30/01/2018 - 30/01/2018 08:00 - 10:30
Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough United Football Club, Peterborough, PE2 8AN

Mental Health in the Workplace – Taking Resilience Seriously

Mental Health in the Workplace has never been of greater importance and profile than in these changeable times. High profile support from HRHs Duke & Duchess of Cambridge with their Heads Together Campaign is starting to make open discussion about mental health more likely. Despite this there remains taboos and fears about how to approach this subject in the workplace.

The ONE Group have teamed up with Howes Percival Solicitors, Calm People and Mind CPSL to bring you this insightful and engaging seminar that looks at mental health from the employer, the lawyer and the human point of view. 

If you would like to get genuine value and learn about yourself, your team and your business from the perspectives above this will be a great event for you.

Emotional Resilience Specialist, Julian Hall of Calm People will talk about the human side of mental health in the workplace drawing on his professional and personal experience. He will discuss: 

  • Our Mental Health Continuum
  • The costs of Mental Health challenges to business
  • The signs to look for in ourselves and our teams that they are less than resilient
  • The key factors that affect our resilience
  • A closer look at one aspect of our resilience – Stress
    • The good & the bad side
    • Where it comes from
    • Why it exists
    • Our own personal relationship with stress using Calm People’s uniquely insightful 5 pillars model.
    • One tip that could dramatically improve your physical & emotional health

Matthew Potter, Employment law partner at Howes Percival will look at the legal implications of stress in the workplace giving delegates a chance to discuss issues arising from a workplace scenario including:

  • Implementing systems to identify stress
  • Looking at management of stress
  • Avoiding claims relating to stress
  • Stress as a response to HR procedures
  • The risks around disability discrimination

Keith Smith, Associate Trainer at CPSL Mind will look at your options and the support available when dealing with mental health in the workplace.

  • Introduction to CPSL Mind and Mental Health First Aid
  • Available training around mental health awareness
  • A case study for rolling out MHFA and CPSL Mind workplace training 
  • Organisational drivers for promoting mental wellbeing
  • The 5 step MHFA model for supporting an emotional crisis
  • Draining our stress container

Julian Hall, Calm People

With more than 20 years’ experience working in challenging corporate environments and dealing with change programmes, Julian has gained extensive experience in counselling, facilitation and training techniques. Julian has an MBA from Nottingham Business School, has trained with the British Association of Anger Management and is an experienced and qualified practitioner of established coaching tools such as Myers Briggs.

Julian’s work encompasses everything from delivering workshops on how to identify and deal with anger, to helping individuals to combat stress by improving their emotional resilience. Julian’s continually evolving mindset has led to him developing an innovative training product for HGV and Bus/Coach drivers and an internet based wellbeing programme licensed to employers of all sizes in multiple locations.

Julian chose to set up Calm People because he wanted to continue to bring emotional resilience, emotional control and core personal development into the mainstream and make it more accessible. This comes from his central belief that everyone would benefit from this work on some level.

Julian is also a founder and director of Calm Execs and My Wellbeing Choices which take his development materials and other specialists to both a niche and a mass market. 


Matthew Potter, Howes Percival 

Matthew has a wealth of experience in all areas of employment law both litigation and advisory. Matthew provides commercial solutions for employers with particular experience of large scale TUPE transfers in both the private and public sectors; restructures; employment tribunal litigation and High Court injunctions.

Matthew writes and presents frequently on employment law issues providing updates and training to clients. He is recognised by both Chambers and Legal 500 as a leader in his field.

Matthew joined Howes Percival in 2017 as a Partner having previously headed teams in the Eastern Region. In addition to his employment practice, he is also a school governor and trustee of an independent school and a member of the advisory board to a regional theatre company.


Keith Smith, Mind CPSL

Keith’s background is as an HR professional working for over 35 years in corporate organisations across a range of sectors including telecoms, IT and financial services. Much of his more recent HR experience has focused on strengthening employee engagement by leading initiatives that have been aimed at enhancing skills development, performance and career progression. In dealing with organisational change Keith was always mindful of the need to maintain psychological wellbeing.

Over the course of the past 3 years Keith has focused his activities on promoting Mental Health awareness in the workplace. He has worked with CPSL Mind and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in delivering training to support organisations in their quest to promote mental wellbeing amongst employees and service users. He has also undertaken consulting work to help organisations define and promote the role of first aiders or champions as a support network.

Keith is a Fellow of the CIPD.

Event Details: 

30th January 2018 | 8:00am – 10:30am

Registration & Networking [Breakfast Provided]
8:00AM – 8:30AM 



8:30AM – 9:10AM [Calm People]
9:10AM – 9:50AM [Howes Percival]
9:50AM – 10:30AM [Mind]
10:30AM and After [Optional networking]

To book your place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-in-the-workplace-taking-resilience-seriously-tickets-39767870772