Acas conference: The value of health and wellbeing to employers

28 March 2018
10:00 - 16:00
Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter

Poor physical and mental health in the workplace directly affects morale, productivity, attendance and retention as well as customer service.

This conference will give delegates a unique opportunity to hear from national experts in the field of health and wellbeing in at work.


Business need

Stress and mental ill health alone costs UK businesses £99 billion each year, with 1 in 3 people experiencing a mental ill health episode at work.

Having a positive and proactive approach to health and wellbeing in the workplace can help reduce cost and improve the reputation of your business. 

Equally, a mentally and physically healthy workforce will be a more motivated and therefore more productive. 

Delegates attending this event will gain valuable insight into:

  • The resources available to improve physical and mental health
  • How best to spot the early signs of mental ill health episodes
  • How to approach and manage those with ill health 
  • Capability management, poor physical and mental health; the legal viewpoint

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


This conference will cover:

  • Managing physical and mental health in the workplace
  • The resources available to promote good physical and mental health in the workplace
  • An expert view of the impact of poor physical and mental health in the workplace and how to support employees

With guest speakers: 

Paul Farmer CBE – CEO of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales since May 2006. Co-author of the “Thriving at Work: the Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers” report. 

Kevin Ellison - Deputy Director of Public Health England South West. 

Gelong Thubten - Leading expert in mindfulness, who has worked with the likes of Google and Ernst & Young.

Andrew Tobey – Head of the Employment Law team at Michelmores Solicitors.

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