This year, in addition to our usual business presenters, all colleagues and guests gained insights from Stephen Haynes, from Mates-In-Mind, and England and Harlequin’s professional rugby union player, Joe Marler. Joe spoke about his experience of dealing with mental wellbeing and how he copes with difficult situations. He also responded to questions from colleagues and guests. Both Stephen and Joe spoke passionately about mental health, how to know when someone is struggling, and what we can do about it. The audience was entirely engaged with this topic.
This wasn’t just a time for relaying important business information. It was an opportunity to browse classic and vintage cars being prepared for auction.
“We have carried out many of these days over recent years,” Dan Watson, Managing Director GB commented. “Each one we do, the audience gets bigger and bigger. That’s a result of our business growth and subsequent recruitment campaigns. We could have come up with a programme that would have taken days to present. But health and safety – including mental health – is a major focus. The past 18 months have taken a toll both physically and mentally on nearly everyone on the globe. We hope that when our colleagues left the venue, they had an added sense to identify when something is not quite right. We hope they’re more comfortable in approaching and addressing those occurrences.