East of England Member Discussion

East of England Member Discussion East of England Member Discussion

27 January 2021


14:00 - 15:00



East of England  Member Discussion - Leading by Example on Mental Health

Your monthly opportunity to join other senior executives from the East of England to discuss and shape the CBI narrative on the issues that most matter you. Exchange thoughts and ideas in a Chatham House setting chaired by Richard Tunnicliffe, Director, East of England, CBI.

Join us to discuss how the pandemic has brought the challenges of mental health to the forefront of agendasFor leaders, the sense of responsibility for your employee's healthwell-being and associated productivity has only risen as the pandemic has unfolded.  

‘Leading by example does not mean navigating these challenges alone, and neither are you expected to be mental health expertsBut we can learn from each other, share good practiceand become more informed about how to best support good mental health outcomes.  

We will be joined by David Beeney, Founder of Breaking the Silence who will open up about his own personal challenges and insights in his Mental Health journey. We’ll also hear from Donald McGarva, CEO, Amino who will share how his organisation have understood and supported employees and delivered a company wide support structure.

During the call we will be considering the following questions: 

  1. What is the culture like in your organisation? Does it look to understand, seek to support and deliver on this agenda? 
  2. As a senior executive how are you and the Board demonstrating ‘leading by example’ to break down the stigma that can surround mental health challenges? How do you show the importance of this to your teams? 
  3. How do you demonstrate the importance of looking after mental health to your organisation? 
  4. Have you developed your own mental health strategy? Or have you partnered with other organisations to support you with this? 
  5. And have you considered ‘growing your own’ support structures? (e.g. mental health first aiders) 

These Webex meetings are an opportunity for members to share their experiences, gain different perspectives on similar challenges and take away some key insights on the current economic situation. The CBI will use this insight to inform our conversations with government and ensure the voice of business is heard. 

This Webex meeting is for CBI members only.   


You’ll particularly benefit from this event if you are Board or Executive Level.

Book your place today

Upon booking, you'll receive a confirmation email, calendar and joining link.  Webex dial-in details will be sent once again on the day of the event.


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Anne Cullom

Anne Cullom

Events Manager - East of England