Day 1
Demystifying Mental Health at Work
Tuesday 20th March

Exploring anxiety and depression
Psychosis and suicidal thoughts
Effective communication
Chakra’s Early Intervention and Mental Health Protocols
Guest speakers and personal stories

Day 2
Understanding Stress and Building Resilience
Wednesday 21st March

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 and 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.


Sam is the Founder of Lucky Duck Digital and has supported global brands in achieving their branding identity and user experience goals with a unique approach to implementing creative direction. However, there is much more to Sam than his entrepreneurial edge. Sam recently won a charity boxing match in collaboration with Industry Boxing Events (IBE), raising funds for WaterAid and is involved in a number of other rewarding projects. The event raised over £12, 000 for 16 charities. Achieving Sam’s ambitous heights has not come without its challenges and Sam knows how damaging ‘the inner critic’ can be when we are pushing ourselves towards our goals. Sometimes we know there is light at the end of the tunnel, but not understand how to get to it. Please see Sam’s session outline for more details on the key areas that Sam will address.


Darren Good has become a leading expert on personal safety and conflict resolution in the UK and has delivered training to the public, private and third sectors since 1996 when he set up and founded GoodSense Training. He has delivered personally over 2000 courses and GoodSense Training has delivered more than 10,000 courses. His knowledge in this area is vast and he has studied use of force systems since the age of sixteen. Darren is a Master Practitioner in NLP, and has expertise in coaching to drive behaviour change. He is a member of the Institute of Conflict Resolution (ICM), and works closely with the National Federation for Personal Safety (NFPS) to maintain his evidence based on current legal aspects.

“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