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MIND the gap: Promoting mental well-being in the workplace

On 21st March we’re teaming up with Anaplan on an event and promoting mental health as a conversation for everyone, everywhere - especially in the tech industry and the workplace in general.It's also our first birthday! It's been a whole year since we first got together, so this one is going to be special! And yes, there will be cake.

We’ll be joined by a range of inspiring industry voices from a range of backgrounds, who’ll not only be sharing their own personal experiences, but helping us to think about:

- How technology can impact our mental health, happiness and productivity in the workplace and life in general - the risks and the benefits

- The deal with evidence-based (and non-evidence based) mental health apps / platforms

- Successful navigation of the mental health tech market, given the range of apps and platforms increasingly available

- Employer recognition of employee needs for mental health support - and potential benefits of providing this using technology

- How mental health charities are embracing technology

We’ll be joined by:

Eve Critchley - Head of Digital @ MindEve

Leading Mind’s digital transformation: a programme of activities to drive internal change, make Mind’s information and support more helpful and accessible through digital, and offer supporters a more integrated and personal experience. She previously worked in Mind’s Information unit, managing the development of Elefriends, a peer support community and app for people with mental health problems.

James Routledge - Founder @ SanctusMental health 

Sanctus became important to James as he reflected on how his own mental health had been affected in the process of building businesses, raising investment and subsequently dealing with failure. James founded Sanctus to create the brand he wishes had existed for him and the others he'd watched either suffering in silence, or just drifting through life. It's a brand that aims to redefine mental health as a whole and help people become the best version of themselves. Sanctus do this through coaching, community events and working with businesses where they create the environment for people to openly talk about mental health.Sanctus' big goal is to put the world's first mental health Gym on the high street and make mental fitness as mainstream physical fitness. They aim to be the Nike of mental fitness.James writes a weekly newsletter on mental health, if you'd like to read it sign up here -

Kathryn Newbould - Software Developer @ Anaplan

Kathryn is currently working on the Java calculation engine for unicorn start-up Anaplan. In her spare time she works as a trustee for the national Esperanto charity (Esperanto Association of Britain) and acts in various amateur dramatic performances in the City of London. She taught herself to program during her studies in Theoretical Physics at UCL, and fell in love with finding the missing semicolon.

Ry Morgan - Co-Founder & CPO @ UnmindRy and Co-Founder & CPO of Unmind

Unmind provides clinically-backed tools and training to help everyone bolster their mental health – anywhere, anytime, any device. Ry has built, grown and exited several businesses to-date, but personal circumstances mean that mental health is definitely the subject closest to his heart. 


• 6.30pm - Arrive, grab yourself a drink and find a seat

• 7pm - Panel discussion, followed by discussion with the audience

• 8.15pm - More drinks, nibbles and networking

• 9.30pm - Finish

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