The 5th Annual One Mind at Work
Global Forum

September 8-9, 2021

Taking Action to Address New Challenges in Workplace Mental Health

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. The 2021 event will be held in hybrid format, accommodating a limited number of guests for in-person attendance at the Harvest Inn in St. Helena, California and the additional option to join sessions virtually. All participation (in-person and virtual) in the One Mind at Work Global Forum is by invitation only and immediately precedes the annual One Mind Music Festival for Brain Health being held on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

The theme of this year’s event is “Taking Action to Address New Challenges in Workplace Mental Health.” Our agenda is currently in development and we are curating a high-caliber lineup of speakers across a range of topics that will empower and equip attendees with the knowledge and resources to take on the myriad of new workplace challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Themes will include strategies for proactive and preventative care; the impact of race, ethnicity and social determinants of health in managing mental health needs; mental health as a component of ESG metrics; and workplace mental health trends in the Asia-Pacific region, just to name a few.

The Global Forum is invitation-only and free to attend, but in-person attendees are responsible for lodging and travel to and from St. Helena, California. Priority for in-person attendance will be given to speakers, sponsors and representatives from One Mind at Work member companies.

Watch the 2020 Global Forum Recap Video:

2021 Platinum Sponsor, Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Otsuka Global Forum

Past Global Forum Events:

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 Meryl Ellingson at