Start Date 25.05.2021 Time 9:00 am
End Date 25.05.2021 Time 11:00 am
Location Zoom
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Working under pressure? Targets to reach? Returning to work? Increased responsibilities? We will demonstrate methods how to manage stress

About this event

Stress in the workplace manifests itself in many forms and was already being recognised as having a huge impact on business and its productivity.. then came Covid

In 2019/20 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 51% of all work-related ill health cases and 55% of all working days lost due to work-related ill health.

We also know there will be continued long term health problems with the UK population having been isolated, furloughed and facing an unsure future.

So how do we make things better when we have to think about our role as a co worker as well as a business owner

Who do we turn to ? Where can we get support and how do we know what support is needed when we need to consider the following perhaps:

  • Returning to the workplace
  • Dealing with new technology
  • Taking on increased responsibilities
  • Working with new staff members

Multiply these again if you own or manage a company and have responsibilities for your employees’ health and well being and where do you go for help?

  • Who do you talk to and share the burden with?
  • How does stress and worry make you feel?
  • How does it impact your business?
  • How are you going to manage?

Then add another layer with SMEs trying to recover Post Covid but are becoming subject to damaging Cyber Attacks with ever increasing sophisticated technology

“UK SME is successfully hacked every 19 seconds” HISCOX

Paul Vicary Co Founder and Director of X Calibre MH understands workplace stress, having served over 33 years in the military and through this short focussed session he will discuss with you the impact of not taking taking workplace mental health seriously and offer you workable realistic solutions demonstrating the positive outcomes of looking after yourself and your staff.

Following on will be Ellen Kay, Project Lead CyberMynd -Cyber Quarter -University of Wolverhampton’s visiting scholar who will take the discussion to the next level explaining how the brain reacts to stress and discuss the human factors affecting stress and the cyber perspective of when things can go wrong in the workplace .


9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 9.30 Introduction to Cyber Quarter

9:30- 10:00 Paul Vicary Co Founder Director X Calibre MH

  • How to identify stress
  • Approaches to managing workplace stress effectively

10:30 -11.00 Ellen Kay Cyber Quarter

  • The Human Factors affecting stress
  • The cyber perspective affecting workplace stress

11.00 – 11.30 Further Discussion with opportunities for Q & A

Paul Vicary

Paul is a military veteran after serving a varied career spread over 33 years, where he earnt a meritorious medal for his dedicated and exemplary service. During his time in the military he has been exposed to all the ‘nice’ places, looking the ‘enemy in the eye’ where his own mental resilience and mental health have been tested. He has also walked unsupported to both the Geographic North and South Poles, as well as safely leading groups in the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp, helping people reach their own goals, raising awareness towards the environment, as well as needed money for charities. Paul has learnt many relevant hard and soft skills, such as a being a trained paramedic, mental health instructor and holding a masters degree. Providing him for what is now his second career, in running a successful business delivering training and consultancy with X-Calibre Mental Health. XCMH are defiinately not the usual provider and are a strong believer in what’s under the iceberg that matters….

Ellen Kay

Ellen applies successful formulas for reducing stress and optimising performance with her unique coaching programmes. And due to her passion for research and new techniques she is a visiting scholar working with two national leading research institutes delivering an AI driven platform for stress. She is also a key speaker and presented brain wave activity on stage at the Defence Expo 2019 (

After 25 years in business her consultancy has worked with multiple clients including High Performance Sports, Finance (Worldpay), Banking, Insurance, Defence and Security (Ultra Electronics), Aerospace (Rolls-Royce), Design (Imagination) and Entertainment (Disney). She has a passion for personal transformation unlocking client potential, performance and organisational profit.

Ellen is also part of a global network of NeuroChangeSolutions (NCS) corporate consultants trained by Dr. Joe Dispenza, New York Times best-selling author, lecturer, and researcher, to teach organisations how to apply the neuroscience of change to increase employee engagement, collaboration, creativity, productivity, and ultimately — business results.