Health & Wellbeing Forum
10th February 2021
Virtual Health and Wellbeing Forum – 10th February 2021
Surrey Chambers of Commerce present our Health & Wellbeing Forum. During this event on the 10th Feb, we enlisted the expertise of four keynote speakers who shared their knowledge on the importance of ensuring your workforce, whether on site or remote is properly set up to continue working efficiently and productively.
The forum covered key areas of remote working, what equipment they require, how to monitor the health and wellbeing of your remote employees, and if an employee needs support do you know where to turn to and how we can take ownership of our own mental good health?
Matt Letley, Managing Director & Co-Owner of REDBOX Group
Matt Letley is the Managing Director and Co-Owner of REDBOX Group. Matt has 22 years’ experience working within the business services sector. He takes great pride in using the business to give back to society and improve the environment through the products and services they provide. It is this motivation that led to REDBOX becoming certified as a B-Corporation in 2020, meaning they meet the highest independent standards for social and environmental impact. Matt has held senior leadership roles within large global corporates and has witnessed first hand the impact that burnout can have on people’s mental health & wellbeing. Matt believes that investing in the businesses’ greatest strength, its people, creates a healthy working environment that can reap rewards far beyond a productive year.
Jen Clay, Fundraising and Partnership Manager at Oakleaf Enterprise
Jen has a background in fundraising and mental health, having worked at numerous charities in the United States, South America and the UK over the past decade. She holds a MSc in Global Mental Health, and has published research focused on reducing the stigma of mental illness. In addition to her role as Fundraising and Partnership Manager at Oakleaf, a mental health charity based in Guildford, she is a Support Worker at the Oakleaf-based Guildford Safe Haven. The Safe Haven is an evening drop-in service available 365 days a year for those who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Jen is passionate about raising awareness of mental health, reducing stigma and ensuring everyone has access to the support they need.
Philippa Bassett, PR & Communications Manager at The Forest Bathing Institution
Philippa Bassett is a Chartered Marketer and has many years’ experience working within a marketing, PR, and communications environment. Her past career has included working in marketing management positions for several PLCs. Within The Forest Bathing Institute, Philippa’s role encompasses PR, Communications, Media Relations and Partner Relationship Management. Having grown up next to the sea in rural South Wales, Philippa is passionate about spending time in nature and the restorative and healing powers of natural healing. Philippa is a qualified Business Performance Coach, Mindfulness Teacher and is Reiki Level 2.
Mike Turner, Managing Director of YouBecome
Mike Turner is the founder and Managing Director of YouBecome. Throughout the whole of his career, Mike has been passionate about helping people realise their maximum potential. The secret is in the name: YouBecome. Since its creation in 2004, YouBecome has helped ambitious, owner managed companies, maximise the potential and performance of every individual they employ. YouBecome has been helping clients to crack their ‘people code’ for the last 15 years. In order to do this, he believes that a company must do two things: Measure all the key ‘people elements’ effectively and then implement a successful leadership and development framework within the organisation to support the necessary changes needed. He calls his the ‘People Playbook. Mike has been happily married to Lu for 25 years and is also a proud dad of 23 year old son Dan and 20 year of daughter Rose.