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Headtorch have a wealth of exciting contributors from the world of workplace mental health and wellbeing.

Learn from experts, key opinion leaders and people with lived experience.

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Rupa Mooker Director of People & Development at MacRoberts LLP

#25 “Boosting wellness: how a side hustle can enhance your life”

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Rob Williams
Head of Talent at VetPartners

#24 “Breaking through the ‘God-complex‘” 

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Tim Duggan, Award Winning Author, Advisor & Optimist

#23 “Workplace Wellbeing:  All we need is ‘Killer Thinking’ ”

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Lutfur Ali – Senior Policy Advisor at CIPD

#22 “Words, Words, Words – How Inclusive Language Delivers Business Goals”

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Jackie Vaz – Financial Wellbeing Specialist & IFA at Prosperity Wealth

#21 “Financial Wellbeing … the Elephant in the Room?”

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Oriane Georgeac Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Yale School of Management 
#20 “Diversity: The Business Case Backfires”

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Sunita Wazir


Sunita WazirSenior Manager – Global Wellbeing at Unilever

#19 “Building a Supportive Culture Across 148,000 Staff … & Looking After Yourself”

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Jane Wheeler


Jane WheelerPartner at Keystone Law

#18  “Performance & Mental Health – Staying on The Right Side of The Law”

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Peter Kelly Former Head of Psychology at The Health and Safety Executive

#17 “Workplace Stress: Storms Ahead?”

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Denis Fischbacher-Smith – Research Professor of Risk and Resilience at University of Glasgow

#16 “Managing without Preconceptions – Mind, without Ego”

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Miles Kean


Miles Kean – Executive Director at Coutts & Co

#15 “I wish I had talked earlier”

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Naziyah Mahmood – Earth Intelligence Engineer at Spire Global

#14 “Acceptance & Innovation: Thriving not Surviving”

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Paul Sheerin CEO of Scottish Engineering

#13 “Engineering a Healthy Working Life”

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Stephen McAllister   – Chair at Lifelink, Trustee at The Samaritans, NHS Board Member & Senior Advisor at Headtorch

#12 “Wellbeing = Performance”

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Photographed by Emma Croman


Ali McDowall   Co-Founder and Creative Director at The Positive Planner 

#11 “Writing for Wellbeing – Learn How to Free Write” 

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Rachel Suff
Rachel Suff Senior Policy Advisor (Employee Relations) – CIPD

#10 “Mental Health Awareness for Managers – why the CIPD says, it’s a MUST!”

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Martin Stepek  – Director of Ten for Zen

#9 “Keeping a Well Mind”

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Linz Morgan headshotLindsey Morgan – Contact Centre Manager at RSA

#8: “Engagement & Positive Mental Health – the perfect relationship”

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Jitinder crop jpgJitinder Takhar – CEO of Homes for Lambeth

#7: “Achieving IIP Gold – say it how I see it”

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Paul DouglasVP Volvo Rigid Haulers & VP Terex Trucks

#6:  “Striking the Balance – supporting the wellbeing of on site and remote teams”

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Nick Payne photoNick PayneOn Trade Sales Director Budweiser Budvar UK 

#5:  “Self-awareness, Everyday Tips for Supporting People’s Mental Health at Work”

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Catriona Paton croppedChief  Superintendent Catriona PatonPolice Scotland

#4:  “Tactical Advantage through Changing Thought”

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Alison_Smith_Photo[1]</p> <p>Alison Smith – Author, Speaker, Coach & Headtorch Associate

#3:  “Paths & Destinations to Wellbeing”

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Geoff CropGeoff McDonald – former Vice President, HR at Unilever, Co-Founder Minds @ Work, Headtoch Senior Advisor & global campaigner for workplace mental health

#2:  “Mental Health – a Strategic Priority for All Organisations”

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MIke Chitty

Mike Chitty – Coach, mentor, trainer in leadership, management and strategy

#1:  “A Business World that Cares”

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