After announcing the partnership between LID Publishing and MadWorld last month, we have the latest news from the event, which took place on Tuesday 9th October.
Nearly 500 people attended the forum from a multitude of different industries and professions, all with the desire to learn more and discuss wellbeing at work. The Forum’s mission was to eradicate stigma and spark a new era of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
WHAT IS MAD WORLD?
“We live in a “mad world”, an anxious world. Changes in the workplace are happening faster than ever before. Digital disruption is the new norm, performance is the always-on aspiration, and the pressure is on to raise productivity. Ambitions have never been greater. Stress is running high, energy levels low and a potential mental health crisis looming. There’s a growing sense of urgency about mental health pervading the business world.
Smart leaders recognise that mental health underpins business continuity, agility and performance. Investing in mental health brings sustainable competitive advantage – for individuals, corporations and shareholders. Yet despite the best intentions and raised awareness, many organisations lack coherent, practical strategies that will create a real impact.
Responding to this need, we’re bringing all the best minds together to move beyond the “why” to the “how” and get down to purposeful business.
Mad World is a stimulating meeting of minds – blending commercial imperatives with the millennial mindset and practitioner expertise. Together, at the heart of a pragmatic and open discussion, our Forum will enable insight, exchange and action.” Read more here.
HOW WERE LID PUBLISHING INVOLVED ON THE DAY?
LID Publishing had an exhibitor stand (24), where we sold books as well as answering any and all questions visitors had.
Our author Kate Cook answered nutrition-related questions. She also signed copies of her book, Positive Nutrition, between 12.15-13.55 that were available to buy.
Shaun Davis, the author of Positive Male Mind, spoke in the “Moving the Why to the How” panel discussion. He discussed how Royal Mail, where he acts as Global Director of Health, Safety, Wellbeing & Sustainability, has developed a strategy to promote mental health in the workplace. He was joined by Jess Hayes, Head of People & Talent at Wonderbly. We also sold signed copies of Shaun’s book at our stall.
Shaun also recorded a podcast with C-suite Podcast entitles ‘Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace’ with a variety of experts within the field. The episode is available to listen to here.
What did they think?
A great forum for exploring Mental Health in the workplace, in all its depth and complexities – full of inspiring people and solutions. Not to be missed! – Kate Cook, the author of Positive Nutrition
Incredibly engaging and thought-provoking talks from some industry experts. We met so many interesting people during the day; people seemed to really connect to our books and our brand. – Francesca Stainer, Publicist at LID Publishing
For more details on Mad World, visit their website.
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