28th August 2019

The Scottish Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2019 – Speaker Update

Thursday 21st November 2019, Edinburgh

The Scotsman Hotel
20 North Bridge

Absence is a thorn in the side of almost every employer, with days off leading to financial and other more intangible losses. We are also witnessing a rise in ‘presenteeism’ – employees coming to work when they probably shouldn’t – which again leads to issues with productivity. Therefore, it is more vital than ever for employers not only to recognise the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace, but to actively promote it. Healthy employees tend to be happy employees, who engage and contribute more and are less likely to leave the organisation. Protecting their physical and mental wellbeing will have a direct impact on the health of your organisation as a whole.


This conference covers the topic of ensuring that your organisation is proactive with health and wellbeing initiatives. There will be a number of speakers throughout the course of the day, whose presentations include: financial wellbeing; preventative awareness techniques to keep people in work; biophilia (how plants and nature can increase positive wellbeing); and more. We are delighted to announce our confirmed speakers below:

Opening of the conference Donald McNaught, Partner, Johnston Carmichael
Holistic wellbeing – The role of employers and sport in employee wellbeing Mel Young MBE, President and Co-Founder, Homeless World Cup
Physical wellbeing – Managing cancer amazingly within the workplace Liz Egan, Macmillan Cancer Support representative, alongside Seanpaul McCahill, Legal & HR Manager, Navigator Employment Law   
Physical wellbeing – Agile workplaces and biophilia Guy Osmond, Managing Director, Osmond Ergonomics
Financial wellbeing – Employee debt Martin Barr, Money Advice Manager, Johnston Carmichael
Financial wellbeing – Improving financial literacy and employers’ support Ian Bird, Director, Secondsight
Mental wellbeing – Everyone’s business Gwen Robertson, Scottishmhtraining
Summary of workplace wellbeing – From a HR and health & safety perspective  Stephanie Harper, Head of Projects and Gary Foggo, Health & Safety Manager, Navigator Employment Law


The conference is aimed towards management, HR and Health & Safety professionals, as well as those actively involved in promoting wellbeing in the workplace. This conference also serves as an opportunity to network with other professionals to discuss their approaches during these challenging times.

Delegate rates

The rate will be £200 + VAT per person (additional delegates from your organisation: £150 + VAT).

For existing Navigator clients, the discounted rate is £165 + VAT (additional delegates from your organisation: £115 + VAT).

Reserving a place

Places at our events are limited and demand is normally high. For this reason, we would suggest that you book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place, please e-mail Clare Lynch at or call her on 0333 0433 931.

Alternatively, you can book your space using our new online shop found here.

28th August 2019