Venue: ACC Liverpool
Time: 9.30am-5.00pm

The last two years have been some of the most difficult imaginable for our communities. Whilst we grappled with the greatest threat to our physical health in a century, a heavy burden was also placed on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Lockdowns, loneliness, financial worries, workplace insecurity, and a concern for loved ones all combined to add to an already intolerable load.  But mental ill health is not a new phenomenon.

Before Covid-19, poor mental health was the most common cause of long-term sickness absence and is estimated mental health problems cost UK economy at least £117.9 billion per year.

The pandemic has also disrupted many aspects of work, with some research indicating that things are actually getting worse not better, as the cost of living bites, especially for those with an existing condition.

Looking to the future – our vision is for fairer, stronger, cleaner city region where no one is left behind. This is underpinned by the principle of health, wellbeing and equality for all.

To achieve this, we have to commit to tackling not just the prevalence of mental health problems in our communities and at work, but also the underlying causes of those

problems.  As we continue to emerge out of the pandemic, it is time for a conversation about mental health.

Join the event organisers on Monday 9th May at ACC Liverpool for “The Mental Health and Work Summit” to discover how business of all sizes and sectors, community and voluntary groups,

employees, freelancers and those looking for opportunities can help create a better world of work and improve their own wellbeing.

This event is for everyone, whether you are involved in the public, private or third sectors, you are in work or considering a entering the workplace, already work as part of a larger organisation or are self-employed and everything in between – there will be lots to learn, inspire and support.


Hosted by Jake Mills – Founder of Chasing the Stigma and Mental Health


09:30 Breakfast and networking

10:30 Welcome with Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region

10:45 Impact, Economy and Wellbeing with Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD

11:45 Looking Forward with Liverpool City Region with Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the

Liverpool City Region & Jo Bibby, Director of Health, The Health Foundation

12:30 Lunch and wellbeing activities

13:30 Afternoon of practical workshops

15.30 Keynote speech

16:30 Event close

Further speakers and information to be announced. Please note, this agenda is subject to change.