Debt & Mental Health Conference – Full Speaker Lineup confirmed!

Here is a rundown of our excellent keynote speakers and panellists you will hear from at the Debt & Mental Health: the impact on business & our families.

3 Oct 2019 | 09:10 – 12:30 | Chilston Park Hotel, Maidstone, ME17 2BE

Mike Cherry: National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Mike Cherry: National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Mike is passionate about not only helping small businesses flourish but also helping develop skills for the next generation. In his video address, Mike will discuss the extent of the debt problem and its impact on mental health of SME owners from the FSB perspective.

Sue Nelson Breakthrough Funding
Sue Nelson: Founder Breakthrough Funding

Sue’s focus is on growing small businesses and making sure they gain the funding they deserve. Sue will be sharing insights into why people do not seek help earlier and will give practical recommendations for professionals who deal with clients with problem debt.

Deborah Turner FSB
Deborah Turner: FSB National Lead for Women in Business & Kent Area Leader

In her role as the national lead, Deborah raises the visibility of women succeeding in business. She will be highlighting the scale of the issue among small businesses and available resources.

Duncan Simmons Metro Bank
Duncan Simmons: Area Director Metro Bank

Duncan is dedicated to helping personal customers and trading businesses grow. He will be providing a perspective on how Metro Bank supports customers struggling with problem debt.

Dr Caroline Jessel, Chair of Trustees, Dandelion Time charity
Dr Caroline Jessel, Chair of Trustees, Dandelion Time charity

As a former local GP and the NHS England Lead for the South Regional Sustainability and Health Network, Caroline is committed to improving the health and emotional well-being of families. She will be sharing insights and examples of the wider impact problem debt has on family members.

Cllr Diane Marsh: Deputy Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health KCC

Cllr Diane Marsh: Deputy Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health KCC

Diane brings in her experience as a registered mental health nurse. She is a strong advocate for raising awareness around the stigma of mental health, by helping others to talk about their issues. Diane will be discussing the impact problem-debt has in Kent.

Ruth Duncan: Director, Maxwell Davies

Ruth Duncan: Director, Maxwell Davies

Ruth has over 30 years’ experience working with businesses and individuals in financial difficulty. A recent president of the IPA, Ruth is passionate about ensuring that insolvency practitioners maintain the highest standards of work. She will be discussing stresses and strains of dealing with debts, how to overcome them, and how to make a fresh start.

Caroline Sumner, R3 Technical and Education Director/ Secretary to the General Technical Committee (GTC)

Caroline’s work focuses on issues of importance to insolvency law and practice in accordance with UK and EU legislation. She will be sharing practical and implementable action points and resources to help better recognise the signs of deteriorating mental health among the clients and improve support provided to them.

The conference will be a great opportunity to hear from the expert panellists and speakers and gain insights into ways how to eradicate the stigma surrounding debt.

We will be discussing practical ways to help and support clients whose financial difficulties are putting their mental health at risk. It is open to any person or business whose clients are facing the kind of serious financial difficulties which could have a negative effect upon their mental health and we welcome your thoughts and perspectives on this important issue.

We do hope you will join us. For further information and to book your place, please click -> here.

Tickets are £50, with 50% of the proceeds being donated to charities represented at the event.

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