Speakers List - COVER Mental Health Forum 2019


Eugene Farrell

Mental Health Lead


Eugene is qualified in radiotherapy, health economics and psychology and he has more than 30 years of experience in the UK healthcare arena. He is a member of the British Psychological Society and has worked in a variety of roles in both the NHS and private sectors and, for the past 20 years, specialising in the development and provision of mental health, counselling and wellbeing support services in the corporate environment. This includes the development of integrated healthcare, psychological treatment pathways, absence management, workplace counselling, employee assistance programmes (EAPs), crisis and trauma support, wellbeing and occupational health services. He has also worked with mental health providers, charities and government advising on the management of mental health in the workplace, as well as the management and delivery of organisational crisis support. Eugene has a keen interest in the use of technology in mental health and its future development, and has talked on this subject and worked with tech start-ups.

Eugene has authored articles and research on mental health, stress, workplace death, absence, sickness presence, financial wellbeing, health wellbeing and EAP effectiveness, has presented at professional conferences in the UK and Europe, on the BBC and on radio, and is the current Vice-Chair and former Chair of the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association, former Board member and International Director of the US based Global Employee Assistance Professionals Association, and former Executive Director of Employee Assistance European Federation. Eugene was awarded Emeritus status of UK EAPA in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to EAP development in the UK.


Adam Saville



Adam has been the editor of COVER since January 2018. An NCTJ-trained B2B journalist with a consumer publishing background, he was previously the deputy editor of DJ Magazine, and has past experience writing about mortgages, captives/global risk and hedge funds.