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EAPA supports the Mad World Summit, 9 October 2018

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in Events, News

EAPA supports the Mad World Summit, 9 October 2018

UK EAPA is delighted to be supporting the Mad World Summit, taking place on 9 October in London. Good mental health in the workplace is fundamental to business success and Mad World is playing a key role in this by putting mental health at the heart of the business agenda.

The focus of the event is about moving from stigma to solutions when it comes to workplace wellbeing and attendees will hear from an outstanding line up of speakers including:

  • Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman, Barclays UK & Campaign Chair, Heads Together
  • Prof. Sir Cary Cooper CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester & President, CIPD
  • Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal, Newnham College & Expert Adviser to Public Health England & NHS England
  • Dr Charles Lattarulo, Global Director of Healthy Minds Program, American Express
  • Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Health, Safety, Wellbeing & Sustainability, Royal Mail Group
  • Dr Kai Haas, Managerial Occupational Physician/Health Management, Airbus
  • Mia VanStraelen, HR Director, IBM
  • Kimberley Swift, Health & Wellness Manager, PepsiCo
  • Becky Thoseby, Group Head of Wellbeing, Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Dr Pablo Vandenabeele, Medical Director – Mental Health, BUPA

The comprehensive agenda, which features keynote presentations, roundtables and networking opportunities, has been designed to benefit delegates in four ways:

  • Learn how to integrate mental health into existing wellbeing strategies
  • Gain inspiration from innovative leaders
  • Uncover the right solutions for your organisation
  • Share ideas and experiences with peers

“We are really pleased to be a part of Mad World. It’s vital that businesses have the right plans in place to support their employees and develop positive mental health throughout their workplaces. As partners of the summit, we can continue to raise awareness and understanding around the role EAPs can play in helping organisations to achieve this,” said Neil Mountford, chair of UK EAPA.

As a supporter of the event, EAPA is pleased to be able to extend a 30% discount on the delegate price to all EAPA members who may be interested in attending the event in October. Keep an eye out for a member update coming out soon with details of the discount code or email for the code should you wish to book sooner.

BiTC Mental Health at Work Survey 2018

Written by Vicky Mulchinock on . Posted in News

BiTC Mental Health at Work Survey 2018

Now in its third year, Business in the Community’s Mental Health at Work survey, in conjunction with Mercer, is the UK’s biggest survey of mental health at work. Everyone has mental health in the same way as everyone has physical health. Mental ill-health is one of the biggest public health challenges facing society and research shows that one in six workers are experiencing stress, depression or anxiety at any one time. Business in the Community want to find out how employers are supporting people in order to develop recommendations for business to improve.

The 2017 survey findings highlighted:

  • Three out of every five (60%) employees had experienced mental health issues due to work or where work was a related factor
  • 84% of managers accepted that employee wellbeing is their responsibility yet less than a quarter (24%) had received any training in mental health
  • Shockingly in 15% of cases where employees disclosed a mental health issue to a line manager, the employee subsequently became subject to disciplinary procedures, demotion or dismissal.

“UK EAPA welcomes and supports the BiTC Mental Health at Work survey and the insights it provides into how attitudes towards mental health in the work place are changing,” said Neil Mountford, chair, UK EAPA.  “EAP is a key resource and source of support on these issues which is available to an increasing number of employees and we would like to encourage our members to support and promote this year’s survey.”

The survey is open to anyone in the UK who is employed or self-employed and over the age of 16, all responses are anonymous and the survey can be completed at

The survey will close on 27 July with the report and recommendations due to be published in October.

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