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WellFest 2019 Programme

Theme: What does wellbeing look like?

8.15am: Registration and networking breakfast


8.45am: ‘How’s Work?’ Welcome from NABS CEO, Diana Tickell


9am: ‘Workplace wellbeing: the centre of your success’, keynote address by Karen Blackett OBE

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9.20am: ‘Authenticity in action: bringing your whole self to work’, panel chaired by Jennifer Healy, featuring Carrie Birmingham, Rishi Dastidar and Gian Power.

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10am: Rap performance on mental health and the grief cycle by Hussain Manawer


10.15am: Comfort break in the Riverside Room

Theme: The Crux.

10.30am: ‘Let’s smash open the doors to truth’, welcome back from NABS CEO, Diana Tickell


10.35am: ‘What does wellbeing look like?’, panel chaired by Kerry Glazer with Philip Chin, Asif Sadiq and Karan Tattersfield.

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11.15am: ‘A philosophical approach to wellbeing’, with Alison Reynolds and David Lewis

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11.40am: Workshops

‘Transform your relationships with emotional intelligence’ with Uzma Afridi, head of careers at NABS

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‘Manage your stress without making a sound’ with Othman Haddad

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‘How to prevent burnout’ with Shomit Mitter, The Life Adventure

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‘Neuroscience of collaboration’ with Ali Tisdall

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12:40pm: Lunch and networking in the wellbeing marketplace

Lunchtime sound bath with Priya Datta and Othman Haddad


Theme: dare to be different

1.40pm: ‘Dare to be different’, welcome back from NABS CEO, Diana Tickell


1.45pm: ‘Dare to Thrive‘, panel chaired by Nicola Kemp featuring Natasha Devon MBE, Matthew Knight and Simon White

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2.25pm: ‘Growth mindset – expect miracles’ with Nikki Owen

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2.55pm: Workshops

‘Good mood food: eat for gut-health and boost your wellbeing’ with Joanne Bolger

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‘Courageous choir’ with Tabitha Beaven

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‘Storytelling for wellbeing’ with Preethi Nair, The Life Adventure

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‘Ancient wisdom for a modern agency’ with Katie Brindle, The Life Adventure

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‘Breath yourself better’ with Michael Townsend Williams

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3.55pm: Coffee break in Riverside room


Theme: together we thrive

4.10pm: In conversation with...Will Young and Claire Sanderson


4.40pm: ‘Together we thrive’, key takeaways and closing from NABS CEO, Diana Tickell


4.50pm: Networking drinks in the wellbeing marketplace


Please note: this programme is subject to change.