The 5th Annual One Mind at Work
Global Forum

Taking Action to Address New Challenges in Workplace Mental Health

September 8-9, 2021

The 5th Annual One Mind at Work Global Forum attracted an esteemed group of employers, advocates, thought leaders, and individuals with lived experience and included the most robust Global Forum agenda to date.

In recognition of the current environment, the two-day summit was held in a hybrid format and attracted expert speakers and attendees, both in-person and virtual, to share their insights on a range of important topics including leadership, diversity and inclusion, social determinants of mental health and fostering trauma-informed workplaces.


Taking a “Whole Person” Approach – To promote a workplace environment that supports the mental wellbeing of a diverse workforce, employers are embracing the recognition of each employee as a “whole person” – bringing with them all of their various identities, backgrounds, and experiences to the workplace – then providing a spectrum of support to address their needs. Truly “seeing” colleagues as individuals, beyond roles or component aspects of self, fosters social connection and community among employees, as well as supporting diversity and creating the opportunity to address social and societal factors that negatively impact mental health. Employers can embed systems that promote inclusion and engage people in meaningful ways in their lives, helping them to access support where they are in their personal journey. 

Embedding Purpose in Work – Employers are rising to the expectations of many employees in connecting their corporate values to the employee experience and promoting a sense of purpose in work. Leaders are demonstrating an interest in the values of employees and building relationships of trust in workplaces by offering employees the opportunity to exercise control and choice within their roles.

Building Culture of Vulnerability and Honesty – Sharing personal stories and experiences are a way to catalyze change and build a more positive organizational culture. Leaders who open up and share their vulnerabilities are fostering trust among employees and signaling that it is safe to seek support for mental health needs through employer-provided resources. Leaders must work to build connections with their employees and promote vulnerability – even when it might be difficult – to create an inclusive, open, and trusting workplace that positively impacts the mental health of all.

Watch the 2021 Global Forum Recap Video

2021 Platinum Sponsors

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2021 Silver Sponsors

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About the One Mind at Work Global Forum

The One Mind at Work Global Forum is the premier global event on the topic of workplace mental health and features some of the most influential employers, innovators, advocates, and researchers in the world. In 2021, the event was held in hybrid format, accommodating a limited number of guests for in-person attendance at the Harvest Inn in St. Helena, California, while additional guests joined virtually.

The Global Forum is invitation-only and free to attend, but priority for in-person attendance is given to speakers, sponsors and representatives from One Mind at Work member companies.

Past Global Forum Events

Salus Award for Workplace Mental Health

Each year at the Global Forum, One Mind awards two Salus Awards, one to an individual and one to an organization to recognize their outstanding leadership in promoting workplace mental health. See all the Salus Award winners here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a ticket to attend? 

Yes. The Global Forum is invitation-only and all attendees, including virtual attendees, must register. If you are interested in attending, please contact Meryl Ellingson at This event is not open to the public and space is limited. 

Registration to the event is free, but attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Which airport is best, how do I get to Napa, and where do I stay?

A special room rate will be available at The Harvest Inn for attendees of the forum that book before August 30th. Call (707) 963-9463 or email to book your reservation as early as possible, as the hotels fill up fast! Our list of additional recommended lodging options can be found here. 

The Napa Valley is located 70 miles north of the city of San Francisco, but easily accessible for visitors arriving to the San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) airports, as well as the Santa Rosa (STS) and Sacramento (SMF) airports. To get to the forum, we suggest renting a car, booking a shuttle service, or using a rideshare app such as Lyft or Uber. We recommend Evans Airport Shuttle (cash only) which operates out of both San Francisco and Oakland. Note that the forum hotel, and most hotels in the area, provide free shuttle services within the Napa Valley for use during your stay.

Can I bring a guest? 

You may request to register a guest, but we cannot guarantee that space will be available, especially given the lower in-person capacity that exists with Covid-19 protocols. We will maintain a waitlist up until the day of the event and will release tickets as they become available. We limit the number of attendees per organization to two.

Is there press or photography at the event?

The Global Forum operates under Chatham House Rules, so there will not be press at the event and no comments or statements will be directly attributed to an attendee without their explicit approval. We hire a professional photographer and publish a summary of the event that will be distributed to all attendees and published online. 

Are meals included?

We will provide breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. Speakers and attendees are invited to dinner on Wednesday evening at the Staglin Family Vineyard but must confirm attendance in advance. 

What is the dress code?

Most attendees dress in business attire for the forum, slightly more casually than they would in an office meeting (ties and suits are not necessary). Keep in mind that Napa in September can be warm, but the venue will have air conditioning. Dress for the speaker and attendee dinner is typically “business cocktail” – but no need to change between the forum and dinner unless it is your preference.

Are there events on September 7th?

There are select member-only events taking place on Tuesday, September 7th that are not part of the official Global Forum agenda. Participants will be contacted separately with information about these events.

One Mind at Work is committed to establishing the business case for executive-level leadership on workplace mental health. We are exploring best practices, improving support and reducing stigma through corporate culture, access and training. Through our work, we are leading a decrease in the impact of brain health challenges on employees through evidence-based interventions.

If you are interested in participating as a sponsor of the One Mind at Work Global Forum, please email Katy Riddick at