24 April 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Work Happy: Mental Health in the Workplace

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by Work.Life

Work Happy: Mental Health in the Workplace

It’s no surprise that happier employees make for happier business, whether that’s measured by turnover, retention rate or the decibels of laughter in the office on a Monday morning.

Work Happy is our debut event series geared towards opening up the discussion on happiness in the workplace, delving into the influencers and educating others on what they can be doing to improve theirs.

This month, we’re focusing on mental health. Between 2017 and 2018, stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 57% of missed working days due to illness. What can employers be doing to improve their employee’s mental wellbeing? What are the challenges employers face, and how do you overcome them?

Join us on this exploratory evening with some inspiring experts in the mental health and wellbeing sector.

What the evening looks like:

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Doors open

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Talk by Jodie Cariss, Founder of Self Space

7:00pm – 7:15pm – Break

7:15pm – 8:00 pm – Panel Discussion with our special guests: Toni Jones (Founder of Shelf Help), Jodie Cariss (Founder of Self Space) and Samantha Clarke (Happiness Consultant & Founder of The Growth & Happiness School)

8:00pm – 8:30pm – Networking

Food and drinks will be provided, kindly sponsored by Karma ColaFive Points and Wheyhey PopUp ice cream bar.


Jodie Cariss, Founder at Self Space

Jodie is the founder and Creative Director of Self Space and www.carisscreative.co.uk . She is a Therapist with over 15 years experience in the field and a Tavistock trained executive coach. She has a direct and dynamic approach to her practice and a deeply empathic and approachable manner to the way she works. She is a Sesame trained drama and movement therapist and uses a mixture of tools in her practice.

Toni Jones, Founder at Shelf Help

Toni Jones is a freelance writer and producer based in West London, where she hosts regular meetups and author events. She embraced self-help after leaving a full-time career in journalism at the age of 35, which gave her time for introspection and self-analysis for the first time, well, ever, and she wasn’t sure she liked what she saw…

Samantha Clarke, Happiness Consultant & Changemaker

Samantha Clarke has a portfolio career as a happiness consultant and changemaker and Founder of The Growth & Happiness School. As a happiness consultant she is on a mission to liberate tired company cultures from unhappy work environments through coaching and consulting on wellbeing strategies. Achieving big results with clientele including P&G, Shopify, Innocent, Mediacom, Deutsche Mobile, Dishoom and more. The Growth & Happiness School is the UK’s first online school with courses & training programmes to help you find your own work happiness or create it for others.


Angelica Malin, Editor-in-Chief of About Time Magazine

About Time Magazine is a London lifestyle magazine dedicated to finding anything it’s about time you tried in London and beyond. Angelica also hosts our debut podcast series, Work.It, exploring different routes into business, sharing unique founder stories and giving real-time advice on how to make your business a success.

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24 April 2019
from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


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