28 November 2019 8:00am - 10:30am

Financial and Mental Wellbeing

Guildford Harbour Hotel - 3 Alexandra Terrace, High Street, Guildford, GU1 3DA

Business South in partnership with Omnium Employee Benefits will be hosting this forthcoming event to explore the trends around debt in the UK, their link with mental health and the impact on the UK workforce

This is a particular concern among the younger generation, who have lower levels of asset ownership, while having easier access to unsecured lending than previous generations. Money and mental health are often linked; poor mental health can make managing money harder and worrying about money can make your mental health worse.

So, what does this mean for the workplace?  We know that mental health is the largest cause of long-term sickness absence in the UK, impacting productivity and performance and yet as workplaces we are not equipped to manage this effectively. Research shows that only 25% of line managers have had training in managing mental health.

Our briefing session will explore:

•    The growing trends around debt in the UK working population
•    The potential impact on financial wellbeing and mental health
•    How this can be addressed 
•    Three key steps to support your employee


Mark Hodson, Associate Director – Employee Benefits - The Bourne Group

Following a long career with Scottish Widows, latterly as Director of Employee Benefits, Mark joined The Bourne Group in 2009 and was promoted to Associate Director of Omnium Employee Benefits in 2012. His firm has been finalists in five national awards over the past six years.

Mark’s primary role is to develop the expanding corporate client bank of the Group and deliver a full range of specialist employee benefits advice, including on site financial workshops and clinics. He is a strong advocate of allowing all employees access to simple independent financial information, guidance and advice at their workplace.

Mark is a regular seminar speaker as well as writing for various trade publications; he has worked with Mental Health at Work and provided pro bono support for Citizens Advice.

Clive Stone, CEO - Oakleaf Enterprise

Clive has been the CEO of Oakleaf Enterprise a Guildford-based mental health charity for the past twenty-one years.

Clive is also the Mental Health Ambassador for the Institute of Directors Surrey and he also runs his own private counselling and supervision practice.

He is passionate about helping people to recognise that they always have choice and the impact this can have on their mental health. His deep understanding of the effects of mental wellbeing on the individual and those around them has been strengthened by his own lived experience. He supports employers with mental health awareness training, regularly undertakes talks and interviews.




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