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World Mental Health Day Event – Mental Health as a Universal Right – 10 October 2023

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. This holistic approach indicates a “right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being”.  However despite evidence that there cannot be health without mental health, nowhere in the world allows mental health to enjoy parity with physical health in terms of budgeting, or medical education and practice.  Register for this event and hear experts share their thoughts on this topic. 

About this event

To mark World Mental Health Day, The Leasing Foundation is holding a panel discussion and networking event in conjunction with Addleshaw Goddard, Close Brothers Asset Finance and Leasing and Manchester Mind on Tuesday 10 October, 6pm – 8.30pm at Addleshaw Goddard in Manchester (M2 3DE).

The panel event will focus on mental health and wellbeing with presentations and speakers discussing:-  How do you create supportive cultures in the workplace? What are the symptoms you should look out for in colleagues? What support is available? What can you do to support your own wellbeing?

Topic: All things Mental Health

Speakers: Harold Brako, Addleshaw Goddard; Matt Roper, CEO, Commercial, at Close Brothers Asset Finance and Leasing; Joanna Huddart, Manchester Mind; Suman Dann, learning specialist at Close Brothers Asset Finance and Leasing and Carol Roberts, mentor. 

MC: Andrew Maskill, Addleshaw Goddard and Richard Cameron, Close Brothers Asset Finance and Leasing


18.00             Arrivals and registrations

18.30             Welcome

18.45             Panel Discussion

19.20             Manchester Mind Presentation

19.35             Networking and drinks

20.30             Close

Join us!

Location: Addleshaw Goddard, One St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 3DE

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023

Time: 6 – 8.30pm

Dress code:  Smart casual.

Cost: £5 per person with all proceeds going to Manchester Mind

Click here to register

About Manchester Mind

Manchester Mind is a local independent charity, which has promoted better mental health for all for over 33 years.  Currently, 8,000 young people and adults access their support services, which include youth and adult 1-1 counselling, welfare rights advice, weekly peer support groups, emotional resilience courses, educational sessions in local schools, together with volunteering at their community allotment/sensory garden, emergency food provision and more.  Manchester Mind raises all its own funds each year, so every donation really makes a lasting difference. To find out more and how to get involved please visit

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Look forward to seeing you!