BIMA Hangouts – Protecting Mental Health in a Crisis Vol.2.0

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BIMA Hangouts – A practical, forward thinking & interactive session focusing on the challenges presented by the Coronavirus Outbreak.

Online Only Event: We will send you a meeting link once you sign up .

In these sessions you’ll be able to access expert support and advice to help you manage the next few weeks/months successfully.


This week, as the implications of coronavirus continue to take their toll, how can you protect your own and your team’s mental health?

In this second BIMA Hangouts session,our Inclusion and Diversity Council members – Dan Willis (Co-founder, Well Good), Ross Taylor (Founder at Hidden), and Michelle Morgan (Co-fiunder, Livity) will continue answering your questions, and explore issues including:

• Coping strategies for crisis

• How to spot signs of stress in others – and yourself

• Employer responsibilities

• Practical steps to improve your mental wellbeing

• Techniques to survive the mental stress of self-isolation or lockdown


Just understanding your options can help you to stay one step ahead. Our Hangouts sessions will cut through the rumour and misinformation and arm you with practical information you can put to work in your business.

Our Host :

Nancy Rowe, Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Publicis Sapient

Nancy Rowe is Co-Chair of our Inclusion & Diversity Council and is a passionate and committed Inclusion and Diversity champion within a region of 4,000 employees with extensive strategy, leadership and change management experience. Her experience spans a period of 20 years working in digitally-led organisatons in client facing, strategy, research and insight and people roles.

Her inclusion journey began through her involvement with the Publicis Groupe wide women’s network VivaWomen!, which she Co-Chaired for four years, before transitioning to lead Inclusion and Diversity across the Publicis Sapient International business full time. She has been a member of the BIMA Diversity Council since 2017 and has led a number of events and initiatives designed to shine a light on the benefits of diverse teams and creating inclusive workplace cultures. Working for a leader among Digital Business Transformation Accelerators (Forrester, 2019) Nancy’s interest lies at the heart of unlocking minority representation in technology enabled businesses.

Our Speakers:

Dan Willis, Co- Founder at Well Good

Recognised within the BIMA100 as someone shaping the British digital industry, Dan has consistently delivered award winning brand and marketing strategies to global brand and charity clients, leads Well Good’s growth and is Strategy Director for the one of the South of England’s first BCorp accredited digital agencies, Studio Republic.

He is an influential mental health campaigner and Ambassador for the charity Mind, working to improve wellness provision in the workplace, particularly in the digital industry.

Ross Taylor, Founder at Hidden

After 15 years in agency recruitment, Ross realised things needed to change. In June 2018, with co-founder Richard Bloom, Hidden was born to change the game. With the mission to create talent and culture strategies for a better working world, Hidden puts people at the centre of its decision making whilst providing a service that pushes Diversity. The business works with leading digital, creative and technology businesses from the inside; placing Talent Acquisition Partners onsite, building more Diverse and effective teams from within, all powered by Hidden’s unique mobile app which completely removes bias from the hiring process whilst increasing efficiency.

Alongside running Hidden, the business partners went on to found Pairents in April 2019, a job sharing platform that challenges the notoriously unwelcoming nature of the digital and tech industry to returning parents who require a more flexible way of working.

Ross is passionate about mental health and promoting the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Michelle Morgan, Co-Founder, Livity

Livity- a youth-led creative network bringing brands and young people together, for the better and Founder, Pjoys – PJs with purpose

Michelle is an EY Entrepreneur Of the Year Winner and holds the Queens Award for Enterprise Innovation. She is also a Mental Health Campaigner and MHFA England Instructor. In the last 12 months she has trained over 200 people in Mental Health First Aid training, she also regularly shares her story of burnout, depression and anxiety. launched on March 7th this year, on International Women’s Day and is a business on a mission to make mental health an everyday conversation using the joy and power of pjs and art.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2020
10:00 - 11:00


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