Yorkshire and the Humber Member Discussion

Yorkshire and the Humber Member Discussion Yorkshire and the Humber Member Discussion

27 January 2021


15:00 - 16:00



Yorkshire and the Humber Member Discussion - Leading by Example on Mental Health

Your monthly opportunity to join other senior executives to discuss and shape the CBI narrative on the issues that most matter to you. Exchange thoughts and ideas in a Chatham House setting chaired by Beckie Hart, Director of Yorkshire and the Humber, 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 Caroline Parkinson, Eloise Russell-Buckland and Kate Lumsden from Sky Betting & Gaming, along with Tom Riordan, CEO of Leeds City Council for some member case studies, sharing their personal challenges and insights into their organisation's Mental Health journey.

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

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Roger Justin

Roger Justin

Events & Sponsorship Manager - North West/Yorkshire & Humber