19th June 2018 9:00 am


Acre at the Safety and Health Expo 2018

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Safety and Health Expo 2018

Acre once again will be attending the Safety and Health Expo 2018 at the Excel Exhibition Centre in London.

You’ll find us located at Stand S375, located very close to the Keynote Theatre, where you’ll hear from comedian and mental health expert Ruby Wax OBE and English rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward OBE to the event’s keynote speaker line-up.

Joining Nicky Moffat CBE, formerly the British Army’s highest-ranking female officer, both Ruby and Clive will give fascinating, contrasting talks on the importance of positive professional environments in sustaining and growing a healthy, happy, high-achieving workforce.

Occupational Health & Wellbeing Zone

New for 2018 is the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Zone, which has it’s own its own dedicated education theatre sponsored by Acre and a relaxation zone plus an area showcasing best practices in work-space designs.

You’ll be able to hear from industry leaders, who will be sharing their own personal stories in the brand new Occupational Health and Wellbeing Zone, with talks on mental health, reducing stress, boosting resilience, including a discussion with Santander on how to manage psychological wellbeing for positive business outcome.

Speaker highlights include:

19th June 2018 12:30 – 13:00

Practical considerations for implementing mental health first aid – Heather Beach, The Healthy Work Company

Mental Health First Aid is the best-known training course available for companies who wish to start raising awareness and reducing stigma in their organisations. Before implementing it, you need to consider a number of factors such as how you will support MHFAiders. This session is brought to you from The Healthy Work Company who have trained organisations such as ITV, Mace, Allianz, Man Truck and Bus, Royal Shakespeare Company, Luton Airport,West Midland trains, mainly working with the Health and Safety Director on the strategy behind the sessions.
20th June 2018 11:00 – 11:30

Key skills for thriving – Judith Grant, Associate Director, Health and Wellbeing – Mace

  • What can organisations do to create a culture and environment to enable employees to thrive?
  • How can Health, Safety and Wellbeing professionals develop intervention and support for good physical and mental wellbeing at work? Working with HR, FM and Sustainability/Environment colleagues?
  • Authentic leadership – how looking after our own health behaviours can enable us to thrive.

11:40 – 12:10

Where to start with wellbeing in the workplace – Kendelle Tekstar, Product Manager – Acre Frameworks

What is “wellbeing”? A seemingly simple question, but the corporate world has yet to yield a widely accepted definition, or a proven standardised approach to address it in the workplace. In an exploration of what this emerging industry really encompasses, Kendelle will share her personal journey driving the reinvigoration of Acre’s approach to workplace wellbeing over the past six months.

Through presenting this case study, Kendelle will offer insight on small changes you can make to have a big impact on the way you foster a workplace environment that allows your people to thrive holistically. You don’t have to throw money at a wellbeing strategy to create meaningful change – it all starts with getting curious.

14:40 – 15:10

Mental health and wellbeing – a competitive advantage – Geoff McDonald, Global Advocate, Campaigner and Consultant Mental Health in Workplace

The term ‘mental health’ almost immediately tends to throw up negative thoughts and images, particularly when you compare it to physical health, which is often depicted by images of super fit models, exercise and sport. Stress can be good too, however, it is also interpreted negatively more often than not. So how can we change this narrative?

In this presentation Geoff McDonald will share his own personal story around mental health and wellbeing, why it is so important for organisations today, and what they should be doing to capitalise on an opportunity to create competitive advantage

21st June 2018 15:10 – 15:50

Panel discussion: Tackling suicide in construction – Lauren Applebey, Training Manager, The Healthy Work Company

  • Why is suicide in construction so common?
  • How can you tell if a colleague might be depressed, or considering taking their own life?
  • What should you do if you’re concerned for a colleague?
  • How can you get help if you’re feeling suicidal and don’t know who to turn to?
  • How can health and safety teams make the biggest difference?

View the full schedule for the  Occupational Health and Wellbeing Theatre at the Safety and Health Expo 2018 here.


Event Details


From: 19th June 2018 9:00 am    To: 21st June 2018 3:00 pm

 Location: Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL



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