First ever 'Mental Health - The Market Place' breakfast

Richard Martin

23

September

2016

The 2016 Lord Mayor's Power of Diversity breakfast series continued on 19th September with our first ever speed-networking event, Mental Health – The Market Place. The event was hosted and sponsored by BNY Mellon in their Innovation Centre. The Lord Mayor Alderman the Lord Mountevans was in attendance and explained that “people are the most important part of any organisation, regardless of sector, and if you invest in good mental health support for your employees then they will repay it tenfold in increased productivity, loyalty and job satisfaction”.

On Monday we were delighted to take part in this inaugural event. Great to see the interest being generated through the Lord Mayor's campaign in the whole area of mental health and wellbeing. We presented a model of how individual and organisational wellbeing can be seen as part of the same spectrum - get one right and you are well on your way to getting the other right too. The initiatives we might typically see as being for the wellbeing and performance of the organisation - engagement, values, effective line management and much more - all contribute at the same time to the wellbeing of the individual.

(Although I am not sure how good speed networking at 7.30 on a Monday morning was for my personal wellbeing!)

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