‘Leaders in WellBeing – Re-imagined 2020’ will celebrate the wellbeing related activities of organisations and individuals; including corporates, entrepreneurs, health and wellbeing practitioners, government bodies, departments and schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Founder of Leaders in WellBeing, and Director of WellBeing World and WellBeing At Work, Beverley Le Cuirot said: “We’ve been optimistic, but need to be realistic, and we’re not alone. Most, if not all, of the large-scale conferences in Jersey and the UK have postponed their events for this year, and many have moved online.
“We are very well aware there is little substitute for the experience of a live event, and it takes special care and attention to create the same buzz with a virtual event, however we feel that with some careful planning we can produce an even better event, more suited to the times we are living in.
“I am very pleased that our speakers, delegates, and main sponsors HSBC and awards sponsors Rossborough Healthcare are all supportive of us re-focusing online, and together with Delta Events, our technical partners, we are looking at innovative ways to stage this year’s event.”
The Summit will be broadcast each morning from 10am to 1pm, with replays for delegates; the Expo will be re-formatted and will run throughout; and the Awards Presentation will be held also online on Friday, 6th November from 4pm to 5pm.
Mrs Le Cuirot added: “We feel the new format will provide a number of benefits, including an extended programme, a special offer for delegates who had already booked their place prior to 1st September will be given the opportunity to attend our next live event at a substantially discounted rate, whilst also attending online this year at no additional charge. New delegates who sign up between now and 1st November will be charged at the Special Online rate.”
Attendance at the event will trigger a ‘membership’ style participation for all delegates to entitle them to additional resources, including the featured book, RISE by Royston Guest, the NHS approved Mental Health app, Thrive, and other materials.
Main sponsor, and Mental Health Award sponsor, Sue Fox, CEO HSBC Channel Islands and Isle of Man said: “The importance of personal wellbeing cannot be understated, whether in our professional or private lives. We have a collective responsibility to lead our organisations to prioritise and promote wellbeing.”
Mrs Le Cuirot added: “Promoting a culture that improves the health and wellbeing of employees is increasingly recognised as an imperative by employers, individuals and governments worldwide, and it has never been more important than now following the 2020 pandemic. Leaders in WellBeing shines a light on the good management and high levels of physical and psychological wellbeing now being embraced in all walks of life throughout the Channel Islands.”
To further celebrate businesses and individuals who are leading the way in wellbeing, WellBeing World, the organisers of the event have also created a new Awareness Week called ‘Global Leaders in WellBeing Week’. This will be held to coincide with the online event.
WellBeing World aims to replicate similar success as was created during World WellBeing Week, an awareness event created locally by Mrs Le Cuirot and the WellBeing World team in 2019. This is now held annually during the last week in June, and earlier in 2020 this created 21.1 million impressions on Twitter alone for the hashtag #worldwellbeingweek
The Expo has also been re-designed. 2020 will see the introduction of a range of expert health and wellbeing practitioners, either online or on selected business premises (with prior arrangement). These will include: Emotional Stress Release tasters with Claire De Gruchy of Shalbeck Life Centre; Indian Head Massage with Natalie Cummins of Serafina; Anxiety and Stress Management demos with Yolanda Saez Castello of Tap It Better; Office Stretch with Magda of Future Health, and more.
The Awards will recognise organisations, government departments, charities and entrepreneurs who make health and wellbeing a core priority within their workplace and encourage a consistent, positive approach to the health and wellbeing of all employees. There are just three more weeks for entries to be received for the Leaders in WellBeing Awards, which comprise:
- Best Workplace Culture
- Caring Employer of the Year
- Healthiest Workplace
- Mental Health Award
- Financial WellBeing Award
- Inclusion and Belonging Award
- Breaking the Stigma Award
- Giving Back Good Business Award
- WellBeing Practitioner – Customer Health & WellBeing Award
- WellBeing Practitioner – Continuous Professional Development
- WellBeing Practitioner – Best Overall Achievement 2019/2020
- WellBeing Ambassador Award
Entries are now open. More information and enter online here. Entries are required by midnight on Friday, 25th September 2020.