West Midlands Member Discussion

West Midlands Member Discussion West Midlands Member Discussion

20 January 2021


11:00 - 12:00



West Midlands Member Discussion - Leading by Example on Mental Health

Join senior executives at this monthly meeting to discuss the issues that most matter to you in a Chatham House setting chaired by Richard Butler, Director of West Midlands, CBI.

Join us to discuss how the pandemic has brought the challenges of mental health to the forefront of agendas. For leaders, the sense of responsibility for your employee’s health, well-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 experts. But we can learn from each other, share good practice, and become more informed about how to best support good mental health outcomes.

We will also be joined by Eugene Farrell, Mental Health Lead at AXA Health who will share insights on how to support the Mental Health journey.

During the call we will be considering the following questions:

  • What is the culture like in your organisation? Does it look to understand, seek to support and deliver on this agenda?
  • 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?
  • How do you demonstrate the importance of looking after mental health to your organisation?
  • Have you developed your own mental health strategy? Or have you partnered with other organisations to support you with this?
  • 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.

You’ll particularly benefit from this event if you are:

  • CEOs / COOs / Managing Directors
  • Government Affairs / Corporate Affairs Directors / Heads of
  • Public Affairs Directors / Heads of
  • Strategy VPs / Directors
  • Finance Directors

Webex dial-in details will be sent in the joining instructions a few days before the event once your place has been confirmed.

Get in touch

Hannah Simmons

Hannah Simmons

Events & Sponsorship Manager - East Midlands & West Midlands