New Global Online Summit Focuses on Stress Management, Wellbeing and Workplace Performance during COVID-19

ISMA’s Global Stress & Wellbeing Summit runs 2-6th November 2020, with some of the most authoritative speakers from around the world on the topics of managing stress and mental health issues and promoting wellbeing in the workplace, all while keeping businesses performing through the tough next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new Online Global Stress and Wellbeing Summit is being launched on 2nd November with five full days of insights and guidance on stress, mental health, wellbeing, and workplace performance in the Covid-19 era.

Hosted by the International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK), the leading professional body for workplace and personal stress management, wellbeing and performance, the Summit features a prestigious line-up of speakers headed by Lord Mark Price CVO, past deputy chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and past MD of Waitrose, who will open the event.

The Summit is the centrepiece of International Stress Awareness Week, being staged opportunely, as levels of psychological distress and mental ill health rise internationally.

Over 50 world-class speakers and experts will debate mental health, stress management, workplace wellbeing and related subjects. They include Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, on Enhancing Mental Wellbeing in the New World of Work.

Amongst other distinguished speakers are –

• Alastair Campbell, writer, communicator and mental health campaigner
• Professor Dr Andrew Sharman, thought leader in organisational safety culture, driving the transformation of workplace wellbeing
• Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability, Royal Mail Group
• Jacqui Finnigan, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, Transport for London
• Geoff McDonald, co-founder of Minds@Work; former Global VP, Human Resources, Unilever
• Sue Evans, creator of the FAST Pathways Wellbeing Programme; wellbeing strategy consultant
• Dr Lynda Shaw, change specialist and founder of the Neuroscience Professional Development Programme

There are also daily opportunities for live interactive participation by international audiences, and free-to-attend lunchtime activities.
Lord Price, Founder of WorkL and Engaging Business, said, “I am delighted to be opening the Stress and Wellbeing Summit. It will bring people together to learn, acquire skills, and use tools, empowering each of us to be ourselves while increasing wellbeing and reducing stress at work.”

Carole Spiers, chair of ISMAUK commented, “Ending the stigma associated with stress and mental health and promoting wellbeing in the workplace are major goals for ISMAUK. We’re focused on ensuring they remain high on the national agenda. As a hub for the latest thinking and guidance on these subjects, the Summit will play a huge role in helping us achieve these objectives.”