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HR Forum: Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Venue: Osberton Horse Trials, Osberton Estate, Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Date: Friday, 4 October 2019

Time: 8:30am - 11:30am

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Event Overview

This HR Forum is held in partnership with Bede Events and provides a platform for HR Professionals to get industry updates, share best practice and network with like-minded delegates. This forum is held as part of the Osberton Osberton International Horse Trials*, managed by Bede Events 

Delegates attending this event also have the opportunity to enjoy a day of top sport running alongside the seminar. BEDE Events (Osberton Horse Trials) will also offer a car pass to delegates for one day over the weekend.

Content Overview:

A workplace environment that supports good employee health and wellbeing is proven to improve productivity, reduce absenteeism and presenteeism and produces well-motivated employees.

With most people spending the majority of their waking hours at work, providing opportunities for staff to be fit and healthy in the workplace is more important than ever.

This event will touch on a number of areas where businesses can explore how to support employees with their health and wellbeing, particularly in relation to supporting good mental health, how to support an ageing workforce and how to ensure that you comply with current legislation.


  • Welcome from the Chamber and our host
  • Mental Health Strategies in the Workplace – it’s not all about free yoga and bananas - Sonja Johnson, Director of Service Development, Goddard Consultants

How business can use Mental Toughness to ensure that those employees most in need of support are catered for.

  • Managing executive stress - Unlimited Wellbeing Ltd, Dave Leverton 

Understanding that stress amongst leaders is not a weakness, recognising what it looks like, the wider impacts it has beyond the individual and how to adopt effective preventative techniques and intervention initiatives.

  • Occupational Health: Where to Start - Kevin Huffington, Managing Director, Central Occupational Health

Engaging with an occupational health service provider can appear to be a daunting and complicated task at first, with where to get started and how to evaluate value for money and potential return on investment at the top of most business owners lists.

We'll hear from an actual multi-disciplinary occupational health provider and learn how to assess the individual needs of your business from both a legal and employee needs prospective. We'll also discover how to effectively deploy occupational health services and receive an overview of the key benefits improved employee wellbeing can bring to your business.

  • The technical bit: the importance and legalities of managing mental health-related conditions in the workplace  - practical advice as to the correct procedures to follow when dealing with these situations – Giles Betts and Ewan Carr, Buckles Solicitors

    Dealing with employees who are on long term sickness due to mental health-related conditions are situations which many business either have faced, or will face in the future.  It’s therefore important to ensure that mental health conditions are recognised and addressed correctly.  The law surrounding this delicate subject is complex and these situations often need to be handled with care both in order to ensure the employee is looked after and, hopefully, can make a successful return to work, and to ensure that the employer does not fall foul of discrimination legislation.

    We will hear about the importance of managing mental health-related conditions in the workplace, the legal framework, the steps employers can take to reduce mental health issues in the workplace and how to ensure that employee sickness and long term absence is managed correctly.

  • Workplace mental health: A view from an NHS professional - Ruth Bunn, Occupational Therapist and Managing Director, Intrinsic Occupational Therapy

NHS Mental Health services have gone through monumental changes over the years. Now we are seeing the need for development of mental health services within the workplace. Lets see how the experience and knowledge of the NHS can help employers support the mental health of their staff. 

  • Conquering adversity - sporting case study exemplar (tbc)
  • Supporting an ageing population in the workplace - Veronica Ball, Workfit

By identifying how ageing employees can remain productive, managing common health conditions, understanding the impact on the business, and the wider social implications.

Free FastCheck5 Health Assessment

Throughout the day there will be an opportunity for delegates to take a 5 minute health check covering 10 key measurements including blood pressure, lung function, height, weight, body composition breakdown and metabolic age. Everyone who has one of these tests will receive their personal report to their email address within a few minutes. This service will be provided and managed by Unlimited Wellbeing.


Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities at the Event

These are managed through Bede Events Ltd, please contact Georgie Dickinson, Commercial & Sponsorship Manager, BEDE Events: Tel: 01949 829 061 xtn. 3 to get details of benefits and costs.

Detail of the sponsorship offer can be viewed HERE

Benefits of attending

  • This forum is for HR Professionals and those working in HR related roles
  • Hear about the current thinking on a range of HR related topics to support your role
  • Get an update on the latest thinking in relation to the health and wellbeing agenda
  • A great opporutnity to explore one of the region's prestigious sporting events
  • Delegates attending this event also have the opportunity to enjoy a day of top sport running alongside the seminar. BEDE Events (Osberton Horse Trials) will also offer a car pass to delegates for one day over the weekend.


With thanks to our host:




*Set in the picturesque Osberton Estate, the horse trials welcomes competitors from all over the world. With many of the world’s top riders competing here with their future champion’s, Osberton is one of the world’s most popular horse trials. As one of the biggest sporting events in the region, Osberton has developed into a wonderful days action for all the family.

Alongside the equestrian action there is lots to see and do with over 50 trade stalls, bars and food outlets, plus a host of entertainment for young and old. The weekend is full of action with both ridden and driven equestrian activities, Shire horse festival, children’s fun fair, dog agility and shows, plus a host of shopping outlets.

Confirmation of your booking:

A full confirmation with parking and directions will be emailed to delegates approx. 5 working days prior to the event. If this is a paid for event, an invoice for your delegate place(s), will be emailed to you once your booking has been processed. We ask that all invoices are paid prior to attending the event.


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