Bridging the gap between wellbeing and performance

 Join us and other industry leaders to stay ahead of the pack, as we discuss and explore how important resilience is in our ever changing environment. Achieve the finite balance between the individual and the organisation…identify and facilitate the best outcome for both.


“77% of employees have experienced poor mental health
62% of employees have experienced poor mental health where work was a contributing factor – 24% in the last month alone
Managers under-equipped and unsupported to respond to mental health in work
Bosses disconnected from reality of employees’ experiences of mental health

Millions of employees are suffering in silence and feel unable to share their experiences at work. When they do reach out, many are met with an inadequate response,” said Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director at Business in the Community. “Our findings show that we need more openness, more training and information, and more support for employees and managers.

This is why we are asking employers to take three steps – Talk, Train and Take Action.”*

*Mental Health at Work Report 2016

Guest Speakers

Jenny Jones, Partner (Barrister) Employment Law, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Jenny is a specialist employment law barrister with over 20 years’ experience. After a period as an in-house barrister at national firm Mills & Reeve, Jenny joined Plexus Law, where she set up and led the firm’s employment law department. In 2011, Jenny brought her team to Harrison Clark (as it was then) in a major move to expand the firm’s employment and HR service.

Known for her “pragmatic and insightful” advice to employers, Jenny is proficient in all areas of employment law and has particular expertise in equal pay, discrimination and whistleblowing. She is regularly called upon to give strategic board-level HR advice to businesses and public sector organisations.

Jenny is also a Director of Eagle HR, Harrison Clark Rickerbys HR consultancy business and sits part-time as an Employment Judge, an appointment she has held since 2004.

Jenny’s insightful session “Managing Mental Health : what to do and what not to do when resilience breaks down” will take a different slant on how imperative resilience is.

Eileen Fegan, West Midlands Woman of the Year 2016 for Outstanding Contribution to Health & Well-Being, Clinical director of Health Care,Solihull Health Check Clinic and Health Correspondant

Eileen has also won numerous awards for her contribution to Health Care and Excellence in Practice, including the Foundation of Mallabar Award, for her services to Stroke Care. Following a successful career working throughout the NHS, for over 2 decades, Eileen and her business partner, Pat Fegan, took the unusual and groundbreaking decision, to set up and develop an Early Intervention Clinic, where Health Screening is provided to members of the public and corporate clients.

Eileen’s session: “Physical manifestations of stress and their effects”


Nick French, Regional Director, Travis Perkins

Nick has over 25 years retail management experience. He has a passion for ensuring that his managers and employees can excel in their positions and this is never more evident than in his approach to wellbeing and stress management. A keen runner and family man, Nick has his work/life balance sorted!


Nick’s session: “Identifying the challenges and increasing performance”




Richard_new-300x269[1]Richard Elwell, Ethical Influence

To learn more about Richard, click here.


9-9.30am registration, coffee, networking

9.30am Sponsor

9.35am Jenny Jones

10.00am Comfort break

10.10am Eileen Fagan

10.35am Nick French

10.50am Comfort Break

11.15am ‘Bridging the gap’-facilitated by Richard Elwell

12noon Q&A

12:45pm Close

Due to limited spaces, this free* event is by registration only.

To register for a place please click here by Friday 8th September.


22nd September 2017, 9am-1pm


Gaudet Luce Golf and Leisure Complex,

Middle Lane, Hadzor,

Droitwich, WR9 7JR

*this seminar is a free of charge event, however we request that delegates make a £5 donation to our charity of the year-Barnardo’s. Invoices for this donation will be sent upon registration.