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Mental Health & Wellness
April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Join the London Young Lawyers Group and our London Young Professionals’ Network partners for our combined Mental Health & Wellness in the Workplace event on Thursday 12 April at PWC More London Offices near Tower Bridge.
Young professionals in London often find themselves in fast paced and high- pressure workplaces. As a result, many risk facing mental health issues in the early years of their career. A stigma surrounding such issues and lack of support infrastructure within many organisations, can leave young professionals feeling unable seek help.
This event seeks not only to focus on the challenges surrounding mental health and wellness in the workplace, but to provide simple and effective preventative tools as well as methods of managing mental ill-health and highlighting existing support networks in London.
We are very lucky to have three incredibly talented speakers all of whom are authorities in their fields. Each will provide a short presentation on their specific area of expertise and will then collectively take Questions from the audience.
The formalities of the evening will be followed by a networking session, during which we hope that attendees will take the opportunity to chat with not only the speakers, but other representatives from some of the country’s leading mental health organisations and industry specialists.
Christopher is an executive wellbeing expert, having overseen many change programmes and organisational redesigns for global brands.
He regularly writes regularly for GQ and features for many other mainstream publications and broadcast outlets as an expert on corporate resilience and wellbeing.
In recognition of his standing in his field, Christopher has been invited to attend the House of Commons to debate the “future of mental wellbeing in the workplace” alongside MPs and Captains of Industry.
Poppy Jaman OBE
Poppy is an internationally respected mental health advocate and policy advisor, who sits on the board of Public Health England and advises the board on public mental health.
She is also currently the CEO of both City Mental Health Alliance and Mental Health First Aid England, respectively a coalition of London based businesses working to increase understanding of mental health issues and to create a culture of good mental health in the City and a community interest organisation offering training and advice on mental health issues.
Jennifer, who hails from NYC, is the co-founder of SOMA, one of London’s leading boutique health and fitness studios and has been voted as one of London’s top instructors. She has a keen interest in the interplay between physical and mental health.
Jennifer served as the Head of the MBA programme for Cambridge University and was a founding director of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Columbia Business School. She also holds certifications in executive management and evolutionary genetics from Cambridge and an Honours BA in Comparative Literature with work on film and colonial discourse.
Jennifer’s entrepreneurial background, coupled with her years of experience in the health and fitness world, gives her huge insight into the importance of an active lifestyle in maintaining good mental health and the challenges posed by a demanding work schedule.
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The event is also supported by LR Legal, recruiters who share our passion for supporting mental health in the workplace: ‘LR Legal understands that firms are only as strong as their people. A healthy and productive workforce means stronger performance with employees being more confident, motivated and completely focused putting the best into their work. We work with all our clients to increase employee engagement and create a mentally healthy workplace. By positively managing mental health everyone benefits – employees, employers and the bottom line.’
We look forward to seeing you there.