As we enter a new year, how is the health and protection insurance sector poised to support the mental health and wellbeing needs of individuals and employees?
The Covid-19 crisis brought with it a period of radical change in almost every aspect of our lives; healthcare is still evolving to meet the demands of the ‘new normal’ as employees continue to adapt to a ‘hybrid’ ways of working, either remotely or face-to-face in a socially distanced environment.
The pandemic has put additional strain on an already struggling NHS, with the wellbeing of our nation hanging in the balance throughout lockdown(s), during the winter months and beyond. Increasing mental health awareness is driving a more widely spread understanding that prevention can be the key to living a longer, healthier and happier life. As a result, digital innovation is helping to drive more positive lifestyle choices and provide better access to support for people wherever and whenever they might need it.
Taking place on Blue Monday (18 January 2021), this interactive online webinar in association with Aviva, featuring leading industry thinkers and mental health experts, will explore:
The evolution of healthcare in a post-pandemic world – where next?
The changing conversation around mental health & wellbeing and the role of prevention
The remote revolution: adapting to the ‘new normal’ and supporting the needs of individuals and employees
Adam has been the editor of COVER since January 2018. An NCTJ-trained B2B journalist with a consumer publishing background, previously he was the deputy editor of DJ Magazine and has past experience writing about mortgages, captives/global risk and hedge funds. Adam was named ‘Protection Journalist of the Year’ at the Protection Review Awards in 2019, he has been shortlisted for the Headlinemoney Awards twice and COVER was crowned IPTF ‘Income Protection Champion of the Year’ last year amid stiff competition.
Dr Subashini M
UK Health & Protection– Associate Medical Director, Aviva
Suba qualified as a doctor from the University of Glasgow and trained as a surgeon, working in various NHS and private hospitals in London and Cambridge. Her areas of clinical research include molecular pathology, patient reported outcomes and subjective wellbeing.
She joined Aviva in 2015 with a role to provide clinical insight in every aspect of the insurance value chain - from assessing scientific evidence when funding new healthcare treatments, identifying and contracting with high quality healthcare providers, to co-designing innovative healthcare propositions that address unmet clinical and customer needs.
Her key priority is to ensure Aviva funds healthcare that provides high clinical quality and an excellent customer journey in a sustainable and affordable manner. She is also Aviva’s Clinical Lead at Healthcare Purchasing Alliance, a joint venture between Aviva and Vitality, the Lead of the Health Faculty at Quantum, Aviva’s global data science practice and is a Non-Executive Director at Healthwatch Hampshire.
She lives in Hampshire with her husband, Jamie, and 2 children, Indira and Arjun. Suba enjoys crafting with her kids, reading anything and everything as well as binge watching Netflix.
As Group Protection Wellbeing Manager, my role is to support our customers look after the wellbeing of their staff with a preventative approach. I have worked within Group Protection for 11 years and hold a MSc in Workplace Health and Wellbeing.
Rob Stephenson is an international keynote speaker, campaigner and wellbeing consultant who is on a mission to help create happier, healthier and higher performing workplaces. He experiences bipolar disorder personally. Rob is the founder of InsideOut, a social enterprise with the mission of smashing the stigma of mental ill-health in the workplace by showcasing senior leader role models with lived experiences of mental ill-health. This is done by virtue of a published annual list – The InsideOut LeaderBoard. As a consultant, Rob works with Boards and senior leadership teams on the design and implementation of an integrated wellbeing strategy.
Rob is the CEO of FormScore, a revolutionary technology start up helping people to monitor their mental health using a score out of ten with a mobile app to help friends, family and colleagues support each other. Rob is co-founder of the InsideOut Awards and G24, the world’s first global 24-hour mental health summit. In his keynote talks, Rob inspires audiences to think differently about mental health and wellbeing.
Andrew Bibby’s career has been defined by his passion for technology and its ability to drive positive changes across all sectors of our society.
His work began in the defense industry programming ground to air missile systems before a move into the world of finance building futures and options trading systems. After a stint in Bermuda working in corporate trust and mutual fund management, Andrew returned to the UK and in 1997 discovered the internet, quickly realising its enormous potential. He joined interactive agency Razorfish and for 13 years built his reputation challenging traditional businesses to use disruptive technologies to their advantage and move beyond their comfort zones.
Moved to Boston in 1999, he led Razorfish’s client services and partnership business before returning to the UK after seven years, becoming Managing Partner in 2008.
In 2010 he joined Microsoft Advertising to lead their most important client relationship with WPP, working at the highest level within both organizations to define strategy and lead the negotiating process. In late 2012 he was approached by Fyber, a startup based in Berlin, to lead their global agency business. Once more stepping outside of his comfort zone, he helped build the business to become the leading mobile SSP, with a successful exit and subsequent listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Latterly he led their international business across EMEA and Asia.
Andrew became CEO of 87% in October 2017 and has led the development of the platform and business into one of the leading startups in the mental health space. He is able to combine all of his skills to ensure both individuals and businesses work together to improve mental health across society.
An active sportsman, he has competed in a number of triathlons and can often be found cycling with his friends around the lanes of Berkshire. He has two teenage daughters that keep him grounded and never far from the latest technology trends.