Let's Talk About Mental Health and Workplace Wellbeing

22 November 2019, 9:30-16:00  |  Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

Join Acas and CIPD along with other leading professionals at this unique event dedicated to improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Speakers at this event will include:

  • Peter Cheese - Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Professional Development (CIPD)
  • Angela Samata - Merseyside Woman of the Year 2015, arts professional and presenter of BBC1 'Life After Suicide'
  • Jake Mills - Founder mental health charity, 'Chasing the Stigma'
  • Dr Carolyn Yeoman - Organisational Psychologist, Highley Yeoman Limited

Benefits of attending:

Expert speakers at this event will provide valuable and useable insights to help you improve wellbeing in your workplace.

The event will focus on how you can address organisational challenges, create lasting change and communicate policies and practices that will have a real long-term benefit for your employees and your organisation. 

Throughout the day you will also have the opportunity to ask questions of a range of experts on the issues that matter most to you.

This exciting and thought-provoking event is for anyone with an interest in workplace wellbeing: managers, supervisors, business owners, Trade Union officers, HR professionals, and will be an invaluable introduction to this topic along with a useful refresher to those already familiar with the subject.


This year's event is being held at the World-famous Aintree Racecourse, with stunning views over the course and surrounding countryside. You will have lots of opportunities to meet and network with other professionals from across the North West.

Register your place online

If you would like to register a large number of delegates from your organisation please confirm availability of spaces with our Customer Services team: 0300 123 1150.

Meet the panel

Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute for Professional Development (CIPD)

Peter is the CIPD's chief executive. He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills.

Peter is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute) and the Academy of Social Sciences. He's also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster and sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Bath Management School. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University.

Prior to joining the CIPD in July 2012, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a member of the Council of City&Guilds. Up until 2009 he had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director, leading the firm's human capital and organisation consulting practice."

Dr Carolyn Yeoman PhD MSc BSc (Hons) MBPsS, Highley Yeoman Limited

Carolyn is an Organisational Psychologist with significant experience in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Culture Development field.

She recently spent 2 years at HSE working closely with the Work-Related Stress policy team. Carolyn has a proven international track record in numerous industry sectors including construction, oil and gas, food, utilities, packaging and retail.

Carolyn co-authored a book about Employee Assistance Programmes with Professor Sir Cary Cooper and has a number of papers and publications to her name.

Carolyn is highly skilled and practised in benchmarking and designing organisational Wellbeing and Safety Culture interventions that enhance employee engagement and business performance. Her aim is always to help to create sustainable change within organisations, enabling them to continuously improve their Health, Safety and Wellbeing culture.

Jake Mills, founder of mental health charity "Chasing the Stigma"

Jake is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer from Liverpool.

Recently, Jake has become a well-respected advocate for improved mental health provision in the UK. Described by Davina McCall as the 'Dalai Lama of Mental Health'.

The Hub of Hope, a ground-breaking mental health database, is the brain child of Jake who has seen it develop into the UK's biggest and most comprehensive mental health signposting tool.

Jake founded and runs the national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma. He was appointed CEO in February 2018 and has helped drive the charity forward to become one of the fastest rising and well-respected mental health charities in the UK.

Angela Samata, Merseyside Woman of the Year 2015, arts professional and presenter of BBC1 'Life After Suicide'

Angela recently completed her tenure as Chair of the Survivors of the Bereaved by Suicide, a nationwide charity offering a unique and distinct free service with online, face to face and telephone support to bereaved adults across the UK.

She was named as the Merseyside Woman of the Year 2015 due to her charity work and documentary making

As a freelance arts professional for over a decade, she continues to work with individual artists and arts organisations, while also speaking publically about mental health issues.

Angela is currently working with The Zero Suicide Alliance, a collaborative of National Health Service Trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond.

Or call Customer services on 0300 123 1150.

Note: If you are intending to register more than ten delegates from your organisation please contact our Customer Services Team to confirm availability of spaces.

Location map and directions

Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Rd, Liverpool L9 5AS