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January 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

At North West Employers, we recognise that health & wellbeing is an important topic on the agenda for all Local Authorities across the North West. We are inviting our members to join us in an opportunity to network with peers as well as share best practice and hear from experienced, cross-sector speakers about the work that they are doing to make their organisations a healthier place to be.

See below the exciting agenda we have lined up for you:

Julie Kemp, Workforce Development Manager, Carlisle City Council

Delivering Wellbeing at Carlisle City Council:

Carlisle City Council will share their experience of working with the Better Health at Work Award and how this has helped them to identify and focus on wellbeing initiatives across a busy Council. Including mental health, health surveillance, menopause, lunch time learning and evaluating wellbeing delivery.

Jeannette Jackson, Business Wellbeing Expert & Nutritional Biochemist, Manchester Stress Institute

Feeding the Executive Brain:

The food we eat can have a direct positive or negative impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. Most of us know what ‘healthy’ foods to eat but during times of stress or fatigue we may crave foods that are less than healthy. Here nutritional biochemist Jeannette Jackson discusses how to feed the executive brain to reduce cravings and improve memory, concentration and focus for enhanced performance at work.

Zanele Sibanda, Head of Internal Distribution, Towergate Health & Protection

Health and wellbeing benefits at work, more than just a nice perk:

Wellbeing, and particularly mental health, has gained prominence in recent years as an important element for employers to consider as part of an overall wellbeing package. This is helping to reduce the taboo against talking about mental health at work, however, there is still a long way to go. The presentation will be a thought leadership piece around Towergate’s knowledge and experience in the provision of health and wellbeing benefits by employers; and how employees can see the value of the perks and benefits provided by their employer.

Chivonne Preston, Chief Executive Officer, Mindfulness in Schools Project

How does mindfulness support health and wellbeing in education?:

How can mindfulness support health and wellbeing in education? This 15 minute overview will outline the challenges facing the education sector as they prepare learners as employees of the future, and describe how mindfulness can benefit the health and wellbeing of teachers and staff in schools, as well as the children and young people they teach.

Emily Brierley, Youth Patron, Mindfulness in Schools Project

My experience of mindfulness:

Emily, who was a victim of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in May 2017, will talk about her experience of mindfulness, how it has helped her health and wellbeing, and how mindfulness can help to support other young people and victims of trauma.

Please note that places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. This event is for members of North West Employers only, as part of your membership with us.




January 22, 2020
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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The Studio, Manchester
51 Lever Stree
Manchester, M1 1FN United Kingdom


Wednesday 22 January 2020
10.00am - 15.30pm
Free for NWE Members, if you are a non-member contact us about prices and waitinglists

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