In support of World Mental Health Day in October, 360Leaders will challenge the culture that has come to define the sector. The Tech industry is known for innovation and progress. But the break neck speed at which the sector is evolving and it’s ‘always-on’ culture has taken it’s toll on many of its workers, often too scared to speak up.
Tech workers are five times more depressed than the UK average. Between 4 and 10% of the population experience depression and anxiety at some point in their life, but in the tech sector, this figure rises to 52%.
By discussing this taboo and opening up the debate on resilience, we want to offer attendees credible ways to change this stat.
The event will be held in a London Bridge venue with views across the river. Exact venue details will be released to participants prior to the event.
8:45 – 12:00
Mental health is an issue for the majority of Britain’s entrepreneurs. Over half, 53%, of founders say that building their business has been one of the toughest times of their lives. And over half of entrepreneurs have suffered anxiety or panic attacks and nearly 7 in 10 report sleep problems.
This All-Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship event will consider the scope of the challenge and consider what role government should have in supporting entrepreneurs and their employees.
House of Commons
10:30 – 13:30
Our mind is a precious resource. And when we don’t look after it, our ability to thrive and do great work is affected.
The Mind at Work Conference is being held to raise funds for the incredible charity Young Minds. It’s designed to give you a new perspective on investing in your mental wellbeing.
Filled with top speakers, interactive sessions and practical workshops, you will be immersed in the workings of the mind – discovering tools, techniques, and ideas that will help you to work smarter, live happier and feel better equipped for the daily pressures our work and personal lives can bring.
The Clubhouse, 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ
08:30 – 17:30
Organised by the BVCA Venture Capital Committee and Co-hosted by Guy Tolhurst and David Mott, we will be looking at how VCs think about mental health and wellbeing in their investment management activities as well as their own firms.
Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director, Intelligent Partnership
David Mott, Chair, Founder, Oxford Capital & Chair of BVCA Venture Capital Committee
Rory Stirling, Partner, Connect Ventures
Ben Farren, CEO & Founder, Spoke
Oksana Stowe, Principal, True
Daisy Onubogu, Head of Scouting, Backed VC
Global Relay, 45 Cannon St, London EC4M 5SB
17:00 – 18:30
Workshops and events will be led by experts and thought leaders as well as being fully collaborative. Events will bring investors and entrepreneurs together to understand the challenges in the community and drive change together through shared experience and insights.
Picturehouse Central, Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, London, W1D 7DH
14:30 – 18:30