Mental Health Online Summit

Mental health shouldn’t be seen as a cost but an investment by employers who need to consider it a priority in the boardroom. Other subjects to be explored during the webinar include managing workplace stress and dealing with absenteeism and presenteeism as well as a guide to employers’ obligations in how to manage mental health.

Almost two and a half years on from the publishing of the Government’s Thriving at Work report by Lord Dennis Stevenson and Paul Farmer, OBE, new research by Deloitte finds that poor mental health costs UK employers up to £45 billion each year. This is a rise of 16% since 2016 - an extra £6 billion a year.
The research also looks at how employers can tackle this problem, finding that it pays to support employees’ mental health. On average, for every £1 spent on supporting their people’s mental health, employers get £5 back on their investment in reduced presenteeism, absenteeism and staff turnover.

Analysis from Mental health and employers: the case for refreshing investment, also looks at how employers can tackle this problem. It shows that higher return on investment can be achieved by early interventions, such as organisation-wide culture change and education, than more in-depth support that may be needed at a later stage when a person is struggling.

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Karl Simons

Chief Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer, Thames Water

A passionate and innovative leader with over 30 years experience in industry that holds a senior management position with direct responsibility for health, safety & Security.


Alastair Campbell

An Award Winning Author

Alastair John Campbell is a British author, journalist, broadcaster, consultant strategist and mental health campaigner. He worked as Tony Blair's spokesman and campaign director, then as Downing Street Press Secretary for Blair, who was then Labour Prime Minister.


Professor Dame Carol Black

Chair of the British Library, the Centre for Ageing Better, and Think Ahead, the Government’s fast-stream training programme for Mental Health Social Workers

Professor Dame Carol Black chairs NHS Improvement’s Advisory Board on Employee Health and Wellbeing, and is Adviser to NHSI and PHE on Health and Work.


Bill Hill

Chief Executive, Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

Bill gained over 20 years’ experience holding senior positions in blue chip giants Hewlett-Packard and Sage PLC. He has a passion for customer service and has a wealth of experience across the major business disciplines of marketing, sales, operations and finance.


Simon Blake OBE

Chief Executive of leading social enterprise, Mental Health First Aid England

Simon is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and was awarded his OBE in 2011 for services to the voluntary sector and young people. He is a dog lover and has a dog called Dolly, a horse lover with a horse called Boris and a reluctant runner.