The Wellbeing Symposium to get London talking on improving workplace health and wellbeing


Over the past six years, The Wellbeing Symposium has built a reputation as one of the UK’s leading events for the health and wellbeing sector. On Monday 1st April the Symposium makes its London debut with a day of key note speakers and networking at the prestigious offices of global professional services network, Deloitte.

The day will bring delegates up to speed on the latest health and wellbeing trends, with the new venue, located in the heart of the City of London, providing the perfect backdrop for delegates to debate, network, listen, learn and be inspired.

This year’s line-up of guest speakers, include:

  • Paul Litchfield CBE, Chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and former Chief Medical Officer for BT Group
  • Shirley Cramer CBE, CEO of the Royal Society for Public Health;
  • Rebecca George OBE, Vice Chair and UK Public Sector Leader at Deloitte;
  • Lou Walker, Health and wellbeing consultant and ambassador for charity, The Public Health Collaboration;
  • Professor Kevin Fenton, Strategic Director, Place and Wellbeing for the London Borough of Southwark; and
  • Craig Lister, Managing Director of The Conservation Volunteers’ Green Gym.

Ben McGannan, Managing Director of Wellbeing People, co-founder of Wellbeing Symposium, said:

“The move to London was a natural development for this event and a fantastic opportunity to advance and celebrate the health and wellbeing agenda in a new area.

“The really important thing about The Wellbeing Symposium is that it brings together such a diverse group of people from the private sector, the public sector and the Third sector. It allows us to really engage about wellbeing and prevention.

Leading the wellbeing conversation

“Our ambition has always been to make sure everyone is talking about health and wellbeing. With a great speaker, workshop programme and networking opportunities, we hope the Wellbeing Symposium will lead the conversation.

“This isn’t an event where people simply sit and listen to the experts. Our aim is to provide a real interactive space where people can share their experience, make connections and leave the day buzzing with new ideas.”

A panel session will give delegates the chance to pose their health and wellbeing questions to the experts, consolidating what they have learned throughout the workshops into tangible outcomes to implement into their own wellbeing strategy.

This year’s workshops programmed are themed around the individual, communities and the work place.

  • Dr Mark Simpson, Chief Medical Officer at Health Management sharing strategies for how organisations and individuals can work more effectively while improving their wellbeing.
  • C3 Collaborating for Health, Golding Homes and Pip Lawrence from DayOne Wellness will come together to explore the connection between health and where people live, work and play.
  • Applied positive psychology consultant, Charlotte Wiseman, will be hosting an interactive session that explores the impact of mental health on productivity, relationships, resilience and physical health. This workshop will help delegates to identify signs of positive mental wellbeing and how to improve their personal workplace wellbeing and that of their colleagues.

Deloitte is the venue sponsor for the event, with Golding Homes and MAXIMUS as programme sponsors. The event is staged and produced by Wellbeing People and Pillory Barn and supported by C3 Collaborating for Health.