Event Summary



Date and Time

Thursday 3 February 2022 (10:30 - 15:30)


£60.00 (£75.00 non-members)

How to support the mental health and wellbeing of staff and students is key in all our organisations. As this is the case, we are delighted to offer an enhanced opportunity for staff to network and develop good practices in a variety of exciting wellbeing initiatives.

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling, or reacting become more difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse. Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year (Mind, 2017).

Time to Talk, a national campaign funded by Mind, encouraged everyone to talk about mental health in order to normalise conversations and remove the stigma. The intention of this event is to encourage significant conversations around mental health; focusing on strategies and signposting, as well as tracking and monitoring the risk factors.

As such, we are pleased to welcome Kizzy Minter (Teamwork Trust) who is coordinating the Time to Talk legacy campaign in Northamptonshire.  Kizzy will be explaining the work of the campaign and how the development of lived-experience champions has had a positive impact across the region.

We are also joined by Sheila Lord and Ann Robinson (BMR Health and Wellbeing) who will be demonstrating the FlourishDX application software which is mapped to the ISO 45003 Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard (Psychological Health and Safety at Work).  This feedback tool enables quick and easy anonymous tracking and monitoring of psychological risk factors within an institution; these quick analytics can then be used to target strategic and impactful interventions.

After a break, we are delighted to welcome Sam Morgan (Director of People, Bridgend College). With a passion for supporting and leading a team where individuals can thrive and reach their full potential, Sam will be sharing Bridgend College’s ongoing work around mental health and the recent recognition they have received achieving Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Gold Award in 2019 and 2020.  Sam will be providing the college’s roadmap and how this can be easily adapted to suit the needs and aspirations of other organisations; a roadmap that has resulted in the college achieving a number of prestigious mental health and wellbeing awards over the past 3 years.  Sam’s input will outline the key enablers which have been put into place and how the college measures success in this area of work.

And, to further support this event, we are pleased that Mariyah Husayn will be joining us to talk about the importance of preventative measures in supporting everyone’s mental health and wellbeing.   Mariyah’s “Inspiring Beautiful Minds” programme has been successfully adopted across a number of organisations within the sector.  By giving wellbeing the time it deserves, in order to be nurtured and developed to avoid the serious costs associated with stress and mental pressure., Mariyah will share some of the examples that have already made a positive impact.

Facilitated by Will Sibley (Training and Development Manager), there will also be plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions and share their own organisational approaches to the promotion of staff wellbeing and the support given to mental health.  Delegates are welcome to join us remotely via Zoom for this virtual event.


  • Agenda

    10:30 – 10:40 Welcome and Introductions (Will Sibley of Skills and Education Group)

    10:40 – 11:15 Time to Talk (Kizzy Minter of Teamwork Trust)

    11:15 – 12:00 FlourishDX (Shelia Lord and Ann Robinson of BMR Health and Wellbeing)

    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

    13:00 – 13:30 Bridgend College Workplace Wellbeing Index (Sam Morgan of Bridgend College)

    13:30 – 14:00 Q&A and discussion

    14:00 – 14:45 Inspiring Beautiful Minds (Mariyah Husayn of Mariyah Husayn & Assicates)

    14:45 – 15:30 Networking and discussion

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.

  • Terms and conditions

    Completion of the booking constitutes a contract between yourselves and the Skills and Education Group. In order to receive a refund, all cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. Non-attendance will result in the place being charged at full cost. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. The Skills and Education Group reserves the right to cancel or alter the event for reasons beyond its control.