Wellness at work

Time: 4pm – 8pm

Location: Virtual (GMT+8)


In this masterclass we learn how L&D and HR professionals can change a culture through best practice mental health and workplace wellbeing programmes and initiatives.

We will demystify the subject of mental health, gain awareness around our responsibilities and gain access to frameworks used by leading global businesses.

The session is highly practical with lots of takeaways and lots of opportunities to engage and share learning.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understanding of the hidden costs of mental health
  • Awareness and tools to beat stigma and promote inclusion
  • Understanding of the 4 workplace components that create lasting cultural change
  • Recognition of responsibilities and accountabilities of employees, managers, leaders and L&D/HR teams
  • An overview of the manager and employee toolbox for good mental health and wellbeing
  • Knowledge of how to properly integrate ‘wellbeing champions’ and where many businesses go wrong
  • Increased awareness around what support exists for common and complex cases

The session will include experiential case studies, reflective polls, plenary group discussions and ongoing questions and answers.

Both real organisational and anonymised employee case studies will be used to anchor key learning.

Who should attend

  • HR Managers
  • Wellness Managers
  • Mental Health Leads
  • Social workers
  • Volunteers in mental health facilities

Mark Hashimi

Psychotherapist | Complex Trauma Practitioner EMDR

Director of Strategic Wellbeing

Mark has been the Director of www.strategicwellbeing.com for the last six years, supporting global businesses to implement wellbeing strategies and mental health training. Having previously held a number of senior management positions over the last fifteen years, Mark has significant experience managing mental health and wellbeing, as former head of workplace wellbeing at Mind, (Hammersmith/Fulham), as Advisory Board Member for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) as a psychotherapist, trainer, public speaker, and from his own personal experiences.

Prior to working in mental health, Mark worked in finance for 10 years as senior credit manager at EDF Energy. Responsible for banking £3.2bn PA through a recession and burning out himself, he understands the pressures managers/employees can face.

Mark has delivered thousands of workshops across all business sectors and works closely/partners with Capita, COS Stores, Bloomberg, H&M, University of London, WPP Group, Ogilvy, Hiscox, Cabinet Office, AIG Insurance, the NHS, Sage Publishing, Usborne Childrens Books, to name a few. Mark facilitates bespoke mental health sessions with a strong focus on proactive intervention, effective communication and challenging stigma, promoting and embedding values into the workplace that facilitate health, inclusion, connection and belonging.

Mark takes an “end-to-end” approach to wellbeing strategy implementation when working with clients; he is experienced in reviewing, enhancing and writing mental health policy and embedding welling strategy to facilitate lasting cultural change.

Alongside corporate training and consultancy, Mark works in private practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor trained in transactional analysis, complex trauma and EMDR. He set up Mind’s counselling service in south west London which bridged the gap for those that were deemed too high risk or complex for the NHS but were not risky enough to be detained under the mental health act, supporting suicidal risk and complex presentations.

Mark co-designed and delivered the “Trauma and Bereavement” training for those impacted by the Grenfell tragedy and has delivered a number of clinical workshops to year four MSc trainee psychotherapists in London.


“We have been working with Mark and his team now for well over a year, helping us tackle a variety of challenges ranging from our senior leadership team through to colleagues on the ground working in some mentally demanding roles. The ability of Strategic Wellbeing to adapt to our needs is what makes the real difference, with colleagues better understanding concepts when explained in the context of the situations they face. Turning the theory into practical ways to help ensures our colleagues can use what they learn to really make an impact, which is the feedback we get every time. I would thoroughly recommend Strategic Wellbeing and look forward to working with them further in the future.”


“The University of London is committed to staff mental health and wellbeing. With Mark and his team, we developed a three tiered strategic, whole of organisation program. Each program’s content was tailored to match their role and responsibility of the management level and to build each tiers’ understanding of the role they played in managing staff mental health. Sessions included useful information and practical tips. As part of the program, an informative report was provided with a good summary of issues discussed, an analysis of the survey responses and recommendations for the next steps. The approach was holistic and well targeted. I would recommend Mark and his competent team to help any university who values their staff and the benefits of managing mental health in their organisation.“

University of London

“Mark has delivered bespoke Mental Health Awareness training for management at H&M. I find him to be focused and innovative, always looking for ways to improve the content. I truly appreciate the time he has invested in learning about our organisation. It feels like a real partnership and it ensures the training is relevant and impactful. I have received excellent feedback from our managers who have attended, finding Mark credible, a strong communicator and someone who acts with trust and integrity. I look forward to continuing to work with Mark and would highly recommend him to any organisation.”


“We partnered with Mark and the Strategic Wellbeing team to develop our mental health and wellbeing curriculum across SAGE UK. They provided expert consultation around our policy development and created a comprehensive mental health programme to ensure our managers and employees were equipped and comfortable having conversations around mental health. Mark and the team are incredibly skilled at creating a safe space and shining a light on potentially difficult and challenging content in a way that is easy to digest, engaging and that makes an impact. As a result we are seeing a significant difference, mental health conversations have become more normalised and our employees feel their wellbeing is being prioritised. I would highly recommend the Strategic Wellbeing team, they are experts in their field and they continue to be a valued partner of SAGE Publishing.“

SAGE Publishing

25 April 2024

16:00 – 16:15

Introduction and welcome remarks

16:15 – 16:25

The problem: The hidden costs of mental health to businesses

16:25 – 16:40

Understanding employee/employer/HR responsibilities around wellbeing (mental health policy)

16:40 – 18:00

The solution: Beating stigma, promoting inclusion, and embedding cultural change

18:00 – 18:20


18:20 – 19:00

Manager case study and manager toolbox

19:00 – 19:20

Employee case study and employee toolbox

19:20 – 19:35

Integrating wellbeing champions into a business: good practice vs bad practice

19:35 – 19:45

Support for common and complex cases, what helps?

19:45 – 20:00

Q&A and Closing remarks

Please contact

Stephanie Izevbigie
Senior Producer
Tel: +65 6692 9031 Ext 817
Mobile: +63 9150034011

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**Group discounts applicable.
***The mode of delivery for this virtual class is Zoom.

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  2. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.
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