Morning Session

Demystifying Mental Health at Work

Exploring anxiety and depression

Psychosis and suicidal thoughts

Effective communication


Chakra’s Early Intervention and Mental Health Protocols

Guest speakers and personal stories

Afternoon Session

Stress Resilience and Building Resilience

Manifestation of stress in the brain

Impact of stress on the body

Consequences of long term stress such as adrenal fatigue and burnout

Exploring resilience for long-term impact

Tools & techniques to use at work

Guest speakers and personal stories



Flo’s research contributes to the National Institute for Health research, supported by the Department for Health. Her study is of health inequalities within the male prison population and an exploration of mental health in prison is core to this; investigating and promoting a therapeutic, educational and rehabilitative culture for prisoners. Flo encourages open communication around mental health and has had personal experience of depression whilst completing her degree. Flo will share this with us how she managed her depression and how her research is reducing the stigma, with a view to eliminating it for good.


“It’s okay to be not okay, it really is!” Franky has struggled with his mental health in the past and is an avid supporter of campaigns such as Movember to encourage people to talk about mental health issues and seek support. In particular, Franky is passionate about breaking the stigma around men’s mental health, following horrific statistics that highlight one man around the world loses his life to suicide every single minute of every day. The cause is extremely close to Franky’s heart and we are sure that hearing his story will help us all do a little bit more to reduce the number men taking their own lives.

“Phenomenally good. I think it would be amazing for the whole of the IoD to experience this learning!” Natalie Sykes

Regional Director, Institute of Directors

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