Want to know how to improve your mental health at work? Or how to deal with an employee with anxiety? Then come along to our free, relaxed and informal event on Monday 20 May 2019 18:00-20:00.
Our free, relaxed and informal event will give attendees the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of speakers discussing their own personal experiences of workplace well-being and mental health, as well best practices in supporting colleagues experiencing mental health issues.
Rob Stephenson is a mental health influencer, campaigner and public speaker regarding creating mentally healthier workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally. 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. This is done by virtue of a published annual list – The InsideOut LeaderBoard.
Gavin Young is the lead for Accenture’s African and Caribbean network, where he works to support the advancement of young people in the UK. He is a passionate believer in the power of sport and physical activity as a means for physical and emotional improvement and practices brazilian jiu jitsu and yoga with his 10-year-old son at every opportunity. He was voted Most Inspirational Leader, Accenture UK & Ireland and listed in the top 30 of the 2018 Financial Times EMpower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list. Gavin is also a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Communications, Media and Technology business.
Dorcas Gwata is a Public Health Specialist with CNWL NHS Trust and works in the Westminster Council Multi-agency Integrated Gangs Unit (IGU), providing physical and mental health support to young people and their families who are affected by the gang culture. Her current research explores the links between youth violence, inequalities and mental health for minority groups in London. Dorcas is co-founder of the Global Health Café, which stimulates reflection through dialogue and addresses important health issues of relevance to Africa, such as innovation, health policy and practice that support Health Systems. Dorcas works as a volunteer with AFRUCA (Africans United Against Child Abuse), a charity set up in the wake of the murder of eight-year old Victoria Climbié in London in 2000. She is a strong advocate on safeguarding issues for African children across communities affected by female genital mutilation, human trafficking, modern slavery and witchcraft branding.
The Silent Art Auction has been made possible by the Artist, Tom Bushnell who has generously donated an original piece of art for the evening's silent auction to help raise money for the Matt Palmer Trust. They are a fantastic UK registered charity whose goal is to support the mental well-being of people of all ages in the UK and Ireland.
Tom Bushnell studied painting at The Central & Ravensbourne Colleges of Art and Design and gained a BA Honours degree in Fine Art & Design. He has exhibited with some of the leading artists of our time, including Sir Peter Blake and John Hoyland. His paintings have also been accepted at the famous Royal Academy Summer Show and form part of collections in the UK and across the globe. “Art has the ability to uplift and inspire the human soul and overcome much of the negative aspects of life”.
The evening is being generously hosted by:
265, Tottenham Court Road,
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