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Keynote: Evaluating the Workplace Ecosystem and Collaborating for Mental Health Culture Change


Working in health and social care for over 20 years my work was always focused on the why when people were experiencing their darkest moments and concentrating on what they needed to help them to thrive. The first place we look in social work is to the environment and improving the ecological systems where the causes of oppression has led them to the point where health and social care interventions were required.

We can take this same perspective with our teams, departments and whole organisations. Viewing them as a living breathing Ecosystem instead of a production machine focused on outputs, we are able to shift our mindset towards inputs and nurturing a person environment fit to develop occupational performance and engagement. A human workforce requires a human solution.

This keynote will provide you with a new perspective on creating a mentally healthy workplace. Using the Our Mind’s Work ECO model and Culture Change Progression Framework we will explore a deeper understanding of the workplace ecosystem and how creating a mentally healthy workplace impacts the ecology of the whole business.


Workshop: Developing Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Workplaces

Over 25 million people in the UK spend a large part of their lives at work. It stands to reason that a psychologically healthy workforce and a supportive work environment will benefit staff and employers alike. As reports of poor mental health continue to rise sharply, it is time for the workplaces of tomorrow to develop and transform their leadership teams today.

The movement for workplace mental health over the past 5 years has pushed the message that culture change is required to reduce psychological injuries, create a mentally healthy workplace and provide holistic support to help develop a human workforce that is engaged and can thrive.

However, until now, no one has provided the level of leadership and management training required to create mental health culture change.


This workshop will provide you with an understanding of the new essential skills, knowledge and behaviors required to develop a management team who have mental health at the core foundation of their leadership style. You will also be more aware of how you can maximise your apprenticeship levy fund to develop a strategic, organisation wide mental health leadership development programme.



Emily is a visionary and thought leader in the corporate mental health field. She is a corporate Mental Health Programme expert with 20 years’ experience and qualifications enabling her to work as a professional in the mental health, substance misuse and health and social care fields.


Emily has designed and delivered safe and ethical approaches to corporate mental health culture change programmes with synergistic outcomes from changing lives to return on investment, creating mass mindset change to community impact. Emily’s programmes have proven to work in all industries they have been embedded in to from emergency services and traditional male oriented industries to public services and blue-chip companies.

Emily has driven change throughout her career which all began after her own lived experience of severe mental health problems in her early 20s. Her recovery ignited her passion which has motivated her to provide education, support, treatment and guidance to thousands of people across the UK. From young people in secure and community settings, to adults with dual diagnosis and homelessness to four years ago focusing on employee mental health, bringing her 20 years expertise in to the workplace.

PEOPLE POWER is an event series dedicated to people:  to skills, training, HR, employment and workplace productivity.  


The 2021 conference is designed to help you focus on The People Agenda - to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills that you need to ensure your workforce thrives, to improve performance, increase productivity and to help you compete effectively in the new world. 

The conference takes place 30 June at Northumbria University. Attend in person or online. 

Tickets start from £35+VAT.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1HP, 

United Kingdom

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