Wellbeing at Work Conference

Wellbeing at Work

2 December 2021 | London and online

Thanks for attending the CIPD Wellbeing at Work Conference — Effectively support your people’s mental, physical and emotional wellbeing 

In 2020, wellbeing jumped to the top of businesses’ agenda. Organisations have fully recognised the need to put their people’s wellbeing first in order to ensure maximum productivity and return of investments during disruptive times.

The pandemic has shown businesses that wellbeing and all its aspects need to be treated as a strategic priority moving forward. This helps to create an agile working environment where employees are satisfied and productive, avoiding presenteeism, burnout and staff turnover.

This year’s CIPD Wellbeing at Work Conference will provide you with practical tools and in-depth case studies from senior practitioners on the best ways to support your people in the new era of hybrid working.

Choose how you want to experience the event, either in London or online, and explore how implementing comprehensive wellbeing schemes will ensure your people’s mental and physical health is looked after.

Conference takeaways

  • Discuss how the new reality of hybrid working can affect or improve your people’s wellbeing
  • Explore how line managers are at the forefront in supporting their teams’ members mental health to avoid burnouts for high performance and productivity
  • Discover the importance of guiding and supporting your workforce into the financial wellbeing space and how this can be a huge catalyst of stress and anxiety in your people
  • Hear about psychological safety and the importance to create a space where people can feel safe to talk about their issues which are affecting their daily work
  • Leverage technology and digitalisation to improve your employees’ wellbeing
See full programme Discover the in-person and online attendee benefits

Meet the speakers

Trailblazer sponsor

Thought Leader sponsor

Networking sponsor


Day 1
02 Dec 2021
09:00 - 09:30 (GMT)

Morning networking and refreshment

Mel Green
Mel Green123
Mel Green

Chair’s opening remarks

Matt Elliott123
Matt Elliott

Why should wellbeing still be a top businesses’ priority post-pandemic? »

Lesley Macniven
Lesley Macniven123
Lesley Macniven

The true impact of Long Covid effects on your workforce »

11:00 - 11:20 (GMT)

Networking break

Teresa Fearis123
Teresa Fearis

The employee experience, mental health, and the post-Covid-19 workplace »

Melis Abacıoğlu123
Melis Abacıoğlu

Panel discussion: Supporting your people through stress, anxiety and burnout

12:30 - 13:15 (GMT)

Networking lunch

Melis Abacıoğlu123
Melis Abacıoğlu

Using analytics to measure wellbeing »

Sarah McIntosh123
Sarah McIntosh

The role of front-line managers in supporting employees’ health and wellbeing »

Gail Kinman123
Gail Kinman

Breaking presenteeism and combating the ‘always on’ culture in a busy workplace »

14:50 - 15:10 (GMT)

Networking break

Charles Cotton
Charles Cotton, CIPD123
Charles Cotton, CIPD

Financial wellbeing – why does that matter?  »

Kara Ng123
Kara Ng

Presentation: Building psychological safety and reducing harassment at work »

Katarzyna Duzinkiewicz123
Katarzyna Duzinkiewicz

Wellbeing at work in the era of hybrid and remote working  »

Mel Green
Mel Green123
Mel Green

Chair’s closing remarks

In-person or online conference - what can you expect?



  • All conference sessions – in-person, at the venue
  • All conference sessions – online only
  • Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and case studies 
  • Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and case studies
  • A chance to ask the experts your questions in live Q&As
  • Online Q&A and networking opportunities
  • 1-2-1 and group face-to-face networking opportunities
  • Access to on-demand content online for 90 days*
  • Access to on-demand content online for 90 days*
  • Lunch and refreshments

*Subject to speaker discretion

Join the event in-person and benefit from:

  • Reconnecting with the community to build your network with like-minded professionals.
  • Discovering new opportunities: participating in lively in-person discussions is a great way to generate new opportunities and get help in refining your concepts and ideas.
  • Speaker insights: get your questions answered during live Q&As and discussions – nothing beats being there in the room. 
  • Stepping away from the day-to-day routine to be creative and explore new ideas.
  • Avoiding multitasking and staying more focused to truly make the best out of your experience.

Venue and Covid-19 measures

We are looking forward to reconnecting the people profession at face-to-face events. The CIPD and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPD) continue to follow the guidelines set out by the government and closely monitor the situation with regard to Covid-19 on a regular basis.

The health and safety of all attendees is our top priority. To help keep everyone safe and to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone, please note the following:

  • Lateral flow test – we recommend that you take a test 48 hours before the event. You must stay at home if you test positive or have any symptoms. 
  • Face coverings, social distancing, and contact – It’s your personal choice, but we recommend wearing a face mask when in busy or confined spaces and be mindful that others may wish to maintain some social distancing and may not be comfortable with contact.
  • Hand sanitising stations will be available for you to use throughout the venue. 

*In the case that you are unable to attend, please contact your accommodation and/or travel provider directly to request a refund if possible.