C3 Wellbeing Forum 2020: Ideas into Practice

18 Feb 2020
Morgan Heileman

C3 Wellbeing Forum 2020: Ideas into Practice

C3 Collaborating for Health is excited to present this year’s Wellbeing Forum in collaboration with Wellbeing People for its second year in London!

The Wellbeing Forum (formerly known as the Wellbeing Symposium) is one lively afternoon featuring keynote speakers, expert workshops, thought-provoking discussions and valuable networking opportunities.  The Forum will take place on Wednesday 13 May 2020 from 13.00 to 19.00, and is hosted by Mayer Brown at 201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AF.  For more information on the programme and speakers or to register click here.

C3’s goal is to create a space where all people with a passion for health and wellbeing – businesses, communities, health professionals and more – can come together to exchange ideas and inspiration.  By forming connections between groups who wouldn’t normally get to meet, we hope to move beyond the ‘wellbeing’ buzzword and towards practical solutions that support a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, the forum provides unique opportunities to network with a variety of like-minded individuals. With 2020’s theme ‘Ideas into Practice’, attendees can expect to walk away from the Wellbeing Forum with a wide array of tools, strategies and opportunities to start improving the wellbeing of their community or organisation.

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This year’s programme features fantastic expert speakers, including the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London; Meg Matthews, founder of MegsMenopause.com; and Dr Christian van Stolk, Executive Vice President of RAND Europe.

Before she was appointed as the 133rd Bishop of London in 2018, Sarah Mullally served as the Chief Nursing Officer in the Department of Health of and was made a Dame Commander in 2005 in recognition of her contributions to nursing and midwifery.  Since being ordained, she has demonstrated a continued interest in the health service, with a recent focus on mental health and wellbeing. Her recent projects have worked to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness and to remove barriers that prevent people from seeking help.

Meg Mathews founded MegsMenopause.com with the mission of providing an open source of information about all things menopause to support women during this often-overlooked stage of life.  She was named 2018’s Inspiring Public Figure of the Year by the Inspirational Leadership Trust for her work empowering women and breaking the stigma around menopause.  She has worked with companies including the BBC, John Lewis and Superdrug and has published resources on everything from dealing with menopause in the workplace to general lifestyle and wellness tips.

Dr Christian van Stolk has contributed to many major projects on health and wellbeing for the UK Department of Health and has advised many European institutions such as the OECD and the World Bank.  His work focuses on occupational health, mental health, and employee health and wellbeing in the NHS.  On the topic of health in the workplace, Van Stolk has advocated:

“Don’t make wellbeing a bolt on, or something you do in lunch – make it core to what you are doing in the workplace!”

Among his recent work are several publications detailing the importance of investing in a healthier and more engaged workforce as well as exploring the economic benefits of having a more active population.  Van Stolk currently manages RAND’s work on the Britain’s Healthiest Workplace competition along with Vitality Health.  The central aims of the competition are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.  Since the initiative’s launch in 2013, they have helped nearly 460 organisations and 150,000 employees to focus more on their personal health and initiate positive changes in the workplace.  Learn more about the competition here.

In addition to hearing from our expert keynote speakers, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a choice of two out of four workshops on offer. The topics of these workshops include:

  • nutrition at work;
  • musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace;
  • vaping; and
  • workplace wellbeing.

These insightful workshops will provide a unique opportunity to further explore and discuss important wellbeing issues with experienced professionals.  Workshop leaders include Professor Karen Walker-Bone, Director of Arthritis Research at UK/MRC Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work; Pip Lawrence, Wellbeing Director at Wellbeing People; and Jo Locker, Senior Tobacco Control Manager at Public Health England.  Participants from our 2019 seminar commended the workshops for providing ‘a real interactive space where people can share their experience, make connections and leave the day buzzing with new ideas’.

We hope you can join us for the 2020 Wellbeing Forum on 13 May!  For more information and to register click here