THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE JOINS ‘THIS CAN HAPPEN’ CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
InterContinental, London, The O2
Tuesday 20th November, 2018
The Duke of Cambridge will attend the inaugural ‘This Can Happen’ conference, highlighting solutions and innovation in the workplace to support mental health.
The conference brings together hundreds of delegates from the UK and further afield to share best practice in multiple different fields. His Royal Highness will join sessions during the conference, including one on male mental health, and will take part in an interactive training workshop that some companies are currently trialling with their staff.
The Duke will also spend time meeting people who are changing the way mental health is supported in their companies, as well as individuals who have personally been affected.
‘This Can Happen’ has been created by Zoe Sinclair of ‘Employees Matter’, with Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn. Neil and Jonny came to prominence through Channel 4’s ‘Strangers on The Bridge’ programme, which told the story of how Jonny tried to find the friendly ‘stranger’, Neil, who had spoken to him on Waterloo Bridge and convinced him not to take his own life. In 2017, Jonny and Neil ran the London Marathon together as part of The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign.
In October, His Royal Highness launched ‘Mental Health at Work’, the latest initiative from Heads Together and the mental health charity Mind, which provides free resources to companies wanting more help to support their employees’ wellbeing.