Canterbury, Kent

The Wellbeing Symposium

No.1 Health & Wellbeing Symposium in the UK

Wed 22 February 2017


Brand new venue for 2017

This year the Wellbeing Symposium will make its debut at its new home, the stunning Augustine Hall at Canterbury Christ Church University. Located in the heart of Canterbury, the city centre’s largest hall will play host to the Symposium, showcasing its impressive facilities, including a 450-seat auditorium.

Wed 22 February 2017

Specialists & spokespeople debating the industry’s hottest topics.
Join the


The Wellbeing Symposium brings you the biggest names in the industry to debate the most potent topics in the health and wellbeing sector. We invite everyone: from healthcare professionals and HR directors to those simply looking to expand their knowledge to share best practice and explore the latest developments, resources and research in the field of wellbeing.

Through an exciting day of keynote presentations, interactive workshops, 10-minute wellbeing talks and a chance to ‘ask the experts’ in the live Q&A, the event will arm you with tools to write your own wellbeing strategy.

Physical &
Mental Health

From topics such as employee sickness absence to the benefits of prevention over cure, we’ll explore the different approaches to better improve, enhance and understand physical wellbeing and mental health.

Workplace &

To support your team, whether that’s in your business environment or within your community, you need the right tools. Explore a range of approaches, before learning how to write a wellbeing strategy that you can roll out after the event.

Policy & Law

Government wellbeing and health policy is a growing and changing area; stay up-to-date with the latest insights and learn how government policy and employment law guidelines can provide a framework to better wellbeing.

& Social Value

Partnership working creates better outcomes for the general public. Learn about The Social Value Approach and how links between wellbeing and housing are helping to develop healthier communities.

Wed 22 February 2017

Specialists & spokespeople debating the industry’s hottest topics.


Meet the


We bring together the most relevant voices in the industry to share their wellbeing expertise during our plenary session. The focus this year has been shaped by our esteemed keynote speaker, founder of C3 Collaborating for Health, Christine Hancock.

The full line up will be announced shortly.



As well as being founder and director of C3 Collaborating for Health, Christine is an experienced nurse, specialising in cardiac nursing, but also working in midwifery, community and mental health.

Honing in on healthcare, policy and the future of the NHS, she’ll share her unique perspective on the most pressing topics affecting the wellness of the country.



Robert is a Solicitor and Partner in the Global Labour, Employment and Employee Benefits Practice at global law firm, Baker & McKenzie. He is ranked among the country’s leading lawyers in Chambers UK and Legal 500.

Robert will discuss the challenges of rapidly changing regulations to developing strategies for retaining employees, and much more.



Debbie is Head of Reward and Employee Relations at Baker & McKenzie, a global law firm.

With more than 20-years experience in Human Resources, Debbie is well placed to discuss the many challenges of managing a workforce and ensuring employee wellbeing remains paramount across a global firm.

Coming soon

Speaker announcement

Specialists & spokespeople debating the industry’s hottest topics.

About the


CPD accredited, The Wellbeing Symposium is an annual event, now in its 5th year. This pioneering symposium brings together wellbeing specialists and spokespeople to debate the industry’s hottest topics.

Throughout the day our experts will take on a diverse pool of topics – from wellbeing in the workplace and building healthier communities to explorations of mental health, physical wellness, evolving government policy, partnership working and social value. You’ll have the chance to ‘ask the experts’ during our Question Time session too and get first-hand advice and guidance.

Throughout the day various therapies and activities – from self-check health kiosks to smoothie bikes – will be available to try. The Wellbeing Symposium will be particularly valuable for anyone involved in the healthcare profession, social housing, local authority, education, large business, SME and community support.

Come along to the symposium to learn, share-knowledge and network with wellbeing professionals from all over the country. Join the big wellbeing debate today!


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