Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to speak at Wellbeing Symposium at Kent Event Centre

Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will be the key speaker at a conference aimed at improving health and happiness at work.

The former wheelchair racer, who has 11 Paralympic gold medals, will talk at the Wellbeing Symposium held at Kent Event Centre in Detling.

She will discuss how her illustrious sporting career and her transition into broadcasting and being a patron of numerous charities.

Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson
Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson

She said: “Being fit and healthy every day is very hard and especially for working mums, there’s a lot going on in life.

“I’ve now been retired seven years and I want to lead a long and happy healthy life, in which I need to assess my own wellbeing and it is great for people to have the opportunity to do this at the symposium.”

The Symposium brings together experts in health and wellbeing and is an opportunity to hear the latest thinking on subjects as varied as mental satisfaction, nutrition, health insurance, resilience in the workplace and employee absence.

Miranda Chapman, whose company Pillory Barn organises the event, said: “Having such a great key speaker really raises the profile of the Wellbeing Symposium and helps us to let Kent know the event is on their doorstep.

“We are looking forward to Tanni’s input into the morning discussions on wellbeing’s hot topics and as a successful Paralympian, she will add some real value to the questions raised.”

Other key speakers on the day include The Sunday Times editorial director Eleanor Mills, Kent GP Dr Robert Stewart and Canterbury Christ Church University’s Professor Stephen Clift.

It takes place on Wednesday, November 11 with a ticket only morning session and then free exhibition in the afternoon. Details at

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