The year 2020 has been like none of us could have ever predicted. Coronavirus (Covid-19) is affecting all our lives and the consequences to our freedom, our finances, and our usual way of life are forever changing. We are all worried about the implications of this pandemic on ourselves, our loved ones, and our businesses. Many of us are struggling with maintaining our mental wellbeing, and lacking the tools to know how to help ourselves and those close to us.

This event has been put together with one clear objective – to offer support and education to manage your mental health and wellbeing as we continue to navigate our way through these challenging times.

Our team of wellbeing experts will address some of the key areas that are affecting us all right now, and guide us through practical advice and tips to help stay mentally strong and gain the tools to support those around us.

We care about you, our members, and we care about your wellbeing! And we hope that this event will provide invaluable support and access to a toolbox of actionable tips that you can utilise in your day-to-day lives. 

Please use this day as a platform for you to open up, talk, and ask questions about how best to stay mentally and physically strong so that we can support each other through to a better, stronger future!


11:00 am: ‘Coping through Covid’ hosted by Mary Meadows

12:00 pm: ‘Men’s Mental Wellbeing’ hosted by Jon Salmon

13:00 pm: ‘Mental Wellbeing within the LGBTQ Community’ hosted by Chris Hulme

14:00 pm: ‘Woman’s Mental Wellbeing’ hosted by Keri Perkins & Magic Kate

15:00 pm: ‘Building Resilience’ hosted by Chevy Rough

16:00 pm: ‘Leadership in Wellbeing’ hosted by Geoff McDonald

Mary Meadows

Coping Through Covid

Mary Meadows is a well-respected Life Coach & NLP Practitioner, based in the UK. A specialist in overwhelm and practical solutions to our wellbeing. Skilled at supporting parents who are juggling it all. Known as the “badass life coach” by her fans, for her no-nonsense, real life solutions and strategies to work toward that elusive work/life balance we all crave.

Mary has severe depression and severe anxiety disorder and uses her first-hand experiences of mental ill-health to inspire others.

Mary features regularly as a wellbeing expert on BBC Sussex radio, and has had her expertise featured in The Daily Mail, The Metro, Sunday Telegraph Magazine. She regularly speaks at events large and small a highlight being for Channel Mum at Google London to an audience of 500.

Specialisms: Life Coach, Depression, Anxiety Disorder

Keri Perkins & Kate Magic

Women's Mental Wellbeing

Keri Perkins has many years’ experience in brand development, purpose articulation and
brand communication. Keri has a unique specialism in corporate reputation and identifying how to make brands more meaningful in the eyes of their internal community as well as the consumer. She also works on how influencers can build brand reputation and help deliver on company purpose.

Kate Magic is a writer and DJ, amongst other things. In her Soho Radio show, The Magic Mix, she interviews DJs and musicians about how they look after their health. In 2018, she published The Empowered Woman: A Holistic Guide to Hormones, and has held hundreds of workshops with women, examining the commonality of the issues we face, and how we best navigate them in order to achieve true vibrancy.

Chris Hulme

Mental Wellbeing within the LGBT Community

Christopher has extensive experience in hospitality industries, marketing, events and communications. Christopher is currently the LGBT+ Specialist Associate Coach for We Are Wellbeing, alongside his role as Corporate Events Coordinator for Leeds Trinity University where he is also the LGBT+ Staff Network Chair.

Christopher regularly gives guest lectures and specialist talks in LGBT related Critical Theory modules, as well as having insights into gender identity awareness and trans rights, workplace diversity and mental health demands.


In this one hour power hour with Mary, she will support you in building a plan. Having some clear, achievable goals to work with over the coming months. She will include all parts of your life (something we don’t do very often, as human beings we tend to focus on the negative stuff that’s happening in our lives) look at how you can grow your resilience, manage your worries and achieve some balance whatever that looks like for you.


With so much focus on men’s mental health, we want to shine a spotlight on women and their wellbeing. Women’s mental health is so broad, so wellbeing expert Keri Perkins of We Are Boogie Sound and DJ and writer Magic Kate will hone on a few key subjects, including;

  • What impact late nights and not having enough sleep can have on our hormones and what we can do about it
  • How movement has a positive impact on our wellbeing.
  • Why in particular yoga is good
  • The benefits of music as a source of healing.
  • Music and breathing as a source of meditation.
  • Practical 5-minute breathing exercise.

Let’s talk about gender bias on the dancefloor. Is this still a thing? Are we now more free in our bodies?


In this session, we will focus on the importance of maintaining good mental health and how this differs for the LGBT community (as well as what you can do to help – both as an ally and as someone who identifies as LGBT+). We’ll explore the impact of COVID-19, how it has presented specific challenges to the wider LGBT+ community and what employers and employees can be doing to help mitigate the worst of these. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and content will be centred around work-related experiences within night-time industries.

Jon Salmon

Men's Mental Wellbeing

Jon has created an award-winning production studio, which provides live video streaming from some of the world’s largest music festivals. He is also co-founded of entertainment agency Byte Entertainment.

After losing his father to suicide as a teenager, Jon was later sectioned with stress and depression. For almost 20 years, he told no one. In 2016, after losing a friend to suicide following postnatal depression, he decided to speak out in the most public way (alongside the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the launch of the Heads Together campaign). Jon now speaks openly on how awareness and reducing stigma can save lives.

Specialisms: Mental Health, Suicide Prevention

Chevy Rough

Building Resilience

Chevy Rough is a "Wellbeing & Performance Specialist," Public Speaker and Ambassador for men's mental health charity, CALM.

Chevys empowers people with the mindset and tools required for improving mental, physical and social health, by helping them build a baseline of lifestyle choices, that work alongside "busy" lives. His unique style embraces stress, failure and burnout as vehicles for growth.

In 2015, Chevy retrained as a Coach after battling a decade of addiction, while working in the corporate world. In 2017 he was selected by the BBC, to Coach 10 people with mental health challenges, to run the London Marathon. Chevy has worked with companies ranging from Spotify to Sainsbury’s.

Geoff McDonald

Leadership in Wellbeing

Geoff’s background in teaching, HR, marketing, communications and sustainability is considerable. During his 25 years with Unilever (a global corporation with a turnover of £50 billion, 170,000 employees in 90 countries around the world), his experience has been truly global working across Africa, the Middle-East and Turkey, Australasia and Asia, Europe and the Americas.

He is a Strategic Advisor to RISE Global Corporate Purpose Advisory Firm in the area of Corporate Purpose and Organisation Change. He also consults on how to address the stigma linked to depression and anxiety in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on raising awareness of these issues and providing practical strategies as to how one might go about addressing this growing modern illness.

Geoff is the co-founder of the charity ‘[email protected]’ and currently, an Advisor to the ‘United For Global Mental Health’ campaign and has been appointed to the Advisory Board of City Mental Health Alliance. He is a Patron of the International Stress Management Association and a Member of the Prince’s Trust Youth Opportunity Taskforce.

Specialisms: Mental Health and well-being in the Workplace


The MentalK session is an open conversation around mental health, with inspirational men who have a story to tell of how they are helping other men. Jon Salmon will be leading this conversation, telling his story, sharing his own life experiences, and offering tips, support and signposting.


Everyone keeps telling you to keep your chin up, everything happens for a reason, and you’ll be ok. But there’s a problem…

  • You’re exhausted and don’t know if you’ve got the strength to keep going
  • You’re stressed about finances and the future
  • You feel like you’re buckling under pressure and letting everyone down
  • You don’t even know how to get out of bed today, let alone navigate your life and career
  • Your own wellbeing is deteriorating, and it’s confusing knowing where even to start taking care of you
  • You don’t have a plan

No one deserves to feel this way, you’ve worked hard in life, and it isn’t fair you now have to deal with stress caused by something so out of your control. The good news is, there are things in your control, that you can do right now, to make like easier, simpler and more enjoyable. 

Strategies that any person can implement easily around their day, to build resilience and start getting results. All you have to do to start is join me, Chevy Rough, for the Building Resilience webinar, alongside Getahead and NTIA.

In this webinar, you will 

  • Learn three simple strategies to build resilience 
  • Get a clear plan for managing your wellbeing
  • Be able to ask any questions you would like answered for the road ahead

Attend the webinar. Get coached. Feel better


Geoff is the former Global VP of Human Resources for Unilever, and knows all about the pressures of work and the impact it can have on your mental wellbeing.

After getting sick, he left his job to devote his time, energy and expertise to ending the stigma of depression and anxiety in the workplace. He’ll tell his powerful story, knowing first-hand that talking about mental health saves lives especially in
times of crises. As a speaker and a business transformation consultant, Geoff
engages with leaders and businesses to:

  • Inspire them to embrace mental health issues
  • Explain how purpose is critical to mental wellbeing
  • Empower organisations to put purpose at their core
  • Play their positive role in the world