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    Taking on the taboo of talking about our feelings

    We bring the curtain down with the fourth session devoted to mental health in the workplace. We’ve all faced a very real yet intangible threat over the last two years and some will have coped better than others or, indeed, in different ways.

    Now some of us are working in a more fluid or atomised structure or, perhaps, have simply resumed the commute, routine and workload as if nothing had happened. What has the impact been on our individual and collective wellbeing?

    We can demonstrate how to assess carefully and approach confidently an area which has been given new urgency in the epilogue of the coronavirus.

    Acknowledging how people might be feeling is, for some organisations, a challenge in itself. We can show you why it may be one of the most valuable ways you can find common ground as you build towards the future.

    Who this is for

    HR professionals

    Topics covered

    What challenges do organisations face surrounding mental health and wellbeing?

    How can you go about putting a wellbeing programme in place?

    How can we help people to talk more openly about mental health at work?

    How can we equip managers to have conversations about mental health with their team?

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    About the speakers

    Alan Morahan

    Punter Southall Aspire | Chief Commercial Officer

    Alan is Chief Commercial Officer at Punter Southall Aspire, where he was previously MD of the Employee Benefits division. He has been in the financial services industry since 1987.

    As well as his managerial responsibilities, Alan is a client relationship person at heart, often working from the initial contact stage through to the successful implementation of a scheme and beyond.

    Ruth Pott, MSc (Workplace Wellbeing), LLM, FCIPD

    BAM | Head of Workplace Wellbeing

    Ruth has worked in senior HR roles for more than twenty-five years predominantly in road haulage, trade association and civil engineering. Ruth joined BAM Nuttall as HR Director in 2011. She has worked as Global Director for Mental Health and Well Being for the Royal BAM Group and is currently Head of Workplace Wellbeing for BAM UK & IRL. Ruth has a keen professional and personal interest in all matters mental health, particularly men’s health and child and adolescent mental health.

    Ruth was awarded her Masters in Workplace Health and Wellbeing in 2021. Also in 2021, she awarded “Most Inspiring Mental Health Leader” by This Can Happen.

    She also has a master degree in Law and is a Fellow of the CIPD.

    Jenny Fenton

    The Diversity Project | Member Relationship Manager

    Jenny trained as an accountant with Legal & General in the mid-eighties before discovering the world of private equity with Legal & General Ventures in 1987, the very early days of the asset class.

    In 1991 she joined a small boutique private equity firm in Oxford and then, in 1998 co-founded Altius Associates, a private markets advisory and separate account management firm.

    By 2016, when they sold the company, Jenny was co-CEO and it had grown from a staff of three in 1998 to a staff of 45, based in the UK, US and Singapore, with close to $30 billion under advice and management. It was one of the top firms in the business and very respected for its expertise and integrity. Jenny subsequently worked for the acquiring company, Pavilion Financial Corporation in the Corporate team and was a key member of the team which helped with the sale, and subsequent integration, of Pavilion to Mercer in 2018.

    In 2020 Jenny completed a Diploma in Professional coach-mentoring and runs a coaching and advisory business with her husband. She is delighted to have taken on the role of Member Relationship Manager with The Diversity Project as it sets itself ambitious new targets for the next five years.

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