How many of us have wiled away hours of the pandemic catching up on our favourite Netflix series? Now, instead of indulging in episodes of Schitt’s Creek, you can make sure you’re up to speed with all the latest insights on workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing.
Make a Difference’s mission is to be the global learning space for professionals seeking to have a sustainable impact on workplace culture, mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing, as well as workplace design.
In order to ensure the Make A Difference community of employers has access to the richest and most up to date learning from across the globe, alongside the global digital events and news channel, on the back of World Mental Health Day 2020 the new on demand MADflix video content library has been launched.
Here you can get access to all the best practice learning from leaders participating in the 2020 Make A Difference events, including Workplace Wellbeing by Design which took place 14-18 September, MAD World Summit UK which took place 8 October and the inaugural Make a Difference Digital Summit US in association with Mind Share Partners which took place last Thursday 15 October.
If you registered to attend the sessions you can access the videos free of charge. You log in using the email address which you used to register for the event and the password which has already been emailed to you.
If you didn’t attend an event but would like to watch the videos, you can buy access for a nominal fee. Simply scroll down through the MAD Flix page to view the channels.
Workplace Wellbeing by Design is aimed at the wide community of professionals who live, breathe, eat and sleep the complexities of workplace design. The online sessions were designed for discussion, exploration and practical takeaways; with a line-up of distinguished speakers from across the spectrum – and a few surprises from left field.
A highlight for me was the lively exchange between designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick and Creative Director Ab Rogers – ably Chaired by Aidan Walker.
Turning talk into action
Now in its third year, The MAD World Summit is the flagship of our global series of go-to solutions-focused events dedicated to accelerating the shift from stigma to solutions, turning talk into action and moving workplace mental health and wellbeing mainstream.
As Gary Helm, Founder of Obo Life said in his post on LinkedIn: “Sandwiched between the inspirational John Amaechi OBE and the legendary Will Carling OBE was some fantastic content, offering numerous takeaways”.
A week later it was the turn of the inaugural Make A Difference US Summit in association with Mind Share Partners to take the virtual stage.
The core focus was on supporting employee mental health through COVID-19, stigma, prevention, training managers, addressing access to mental healthcare, effective leadership through change and creating diverse, inclusive cultures that drive performance, whilst looking after human capital.
Great transferable insights wherever you are in the world. The event was packed with learning from North America’s most pioneering leaders helping to progress the workplace mental health movement in the US and Canada, including Facebook, Genentech Roche, Google, NBA, Asana, American Express, Square and many more.
Still to come is the content from Make A Difference Asia, which is taking place on 11 November.
Make A Difference Media’s co-founder Mark Pigou says in the show opener below: “If there’s only one good thing that comes out of COVID-19 it’s that mental health and wellbeing are now firmly established on the business psyche and agenda”.
Here’s a taster of what to expect. More details, including the event agendas are at MADFlix.
About the author
Claire Farrow is the Global Director of Content and Programming for the Mad World and Make a Difference Summits. She also drives the content for Make A Difference News. Claire is on a mission to help every employer – large, medium and small – get the insight, inspiration and contacts they need to make real impact on workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing in their organisation. She has been freelance for more than 15 years. During that time, she has had the honour of working with many leading publishers, including the New York Times