A Mental Resilience & Neurodiversity Forum for High Pressure Environments

Cambridge Network and Cambridge Design Partnership are excited to announce the first (and experimental) Mental Resilience and Neurodiversity Forum for High Pressure Environments on 20th September. This event will comprise expert talks on stress, neurodiversity, and inclusion in the morning, and a facilitated, collaborative brainstorm in the afternoon. This forum is for leading tech and life-science firms, who hope to generate the future best practices for mental resilience that our sectors need.

This event is specifically targeted at those in professional, scientific, and technical roles and the issues they face. We will build on prior initiatives such as workplace Mental Health First Aid, but no experience with mental health is required – we are aiming for a frank, open, and practical discussion with people of all backgrounds.

This event is invitation-only, but please do share with appropriate colleagues.
The cost of day is £60+VAT / person. We can provide evidence of attendance for CPD if necessary.

To book: If you’d like to attend please email louise.rushworth@cambridgenetwork.co.uk

Cambridge is a global hub for life sciences and technology, with hundreds of companies employing the brightest and best to deliver a vast array of ground-breaking innovations. But despite their brilliance, our employees are still human. Complex and mentally challenging work done on tight timescales will lead to stress and burnout, and the recent tech downturn has only increased pressures as colleagues become saddled with uncertainty and increased workloads. We need strategies to increase mental resilience, not just for morale and retainment, but also to maintain our competitive edge.

Starting at 09.30am with coffee and light breakfast, Cambridge Design Partnership will provide an introduction to the day along with their recent work on neurodiversity and mental Health. We will then hear from:

Imogen Wall – Humanitarian, disaster response expert, qualified therapist and mental health instructor.
Sonya Barlow: An award-winning founder of careers and inclusion consultancy @LMFNetwork, the best-selling author of Unprepared to Entrepreneur, and a BBC presenter. She is verified as a LinkedIn Changemaker, Top Voice and Global Content Creator with 2 Ted Talks.
The Richmond Fellowship, Laura Whitehouse: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Lunch will be provided by Cambridge Design Partnership whilst networking with peers.

The afternoon workshop will be run by Cambridge Design Partnership’s professional facilitators who will guide delegates in identifying current challenges across a range of topics. We’ll then fuse best practices from our respective companies with their learnings from the morning’s talks. End by 4:00 – 4.15pm.

To book: If you’d like to attend please email louise.rushworth@cambridgenetwork.co.uk

Cambridge Network would like to thank:

Cambridge Design Partnership for hosting this event at their new HQ in Bourn Quarter, Cambridge. ‘Improving lives through innovation: Cambridge Design Partnership is an end-to-end innovation partner, propelling global brands and ambitious start-ups to success. We build breakthrough products and services – from insight to ideas, prototypes to production – bringing innovation to life. Our teams are multi-disciplinary, uniting scientific rigor, design ingenuity, and engineering excellence for consumer, healthcare, and industrial clients.’

Camena Bioscience for their support of this event. ‘At Camena, we deeply value the significance of both mental and physical health, understanding that they are equally crucial. We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates and encourages honest and open discussions about mental health and well-being. We are therefore glad to be sponsoring this event.’


Cambridge Design Partnership Bourn Quarter Wellington Way CB23 7FW

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