We’ll be championing the benefits of counselling in the workplace at the UK’s largest event dedicated to employee health, wellbeing and safety.

Health and Wellbeing at Work takes place on March 15 and 16 at Birmingham’s NEC, with thousands of employers and organisational representatives due to attend.

We’re sponsoring the event and have an exhibition stand hosted by staff and members of our BACP Workplace Division.

We also have several speakers who’ll highlight the role of workplace counselling and its benefits during their presentations.


Kris Ambler, our Workplace Lead, said: “This event gives us a fantastic opportunity to talk face to face to employers about the importance of investing in their employees’ mental health and providing access to counselling. We’re there to promote the value of counselling and showcase the competence of our members.

“Each year conversations at this conference have prompted further meetings, relationships and actions leading to new paid employment opportunities for members.”

Kris will be speaking on Supporting the Mental Health Crisis in Farming at 9.30am on Tuesday 15 March. The panel event will include presentations and a question and answers session with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), Dr David Rose of the University of Reading and BACP organisational member Red Umbrella.

The session will look at the increase of mental ill health in agricultural communities, drawing on national research and providing insight into the valuable role counselling is playing in tackling what has been described as a ‘mental health pandemic’ in farming.


Nicola Neath is a member of our Workplace Division, a psychotherapist and Workplace Counsellor at the University of Leeds and she will be supporting a panel session on Mental Health Interventions in the Workplace. It will help organisations think about what they might need for 2022 and beyond.

Our former Trustee Andrew Kinder, a BACP Fellow and Optima Health’s Professional Head of Mental Health Services will discuss Female Suicides: What is Going Wrong? His talk takes place on Tuesday 15 March at 2.30pm.

Other speakers include Professor Dame Carol Black DBE, Professor Andrew Curran, Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research, HSE and from organisations such as Jaguar Land Rover, Kings College London and NHS Employers.

See the whole Health and Wellbeing at Work programme and register.