Mental wellbeing is strategic not tactical!

I can’t stress enough that any approach to mental wellbeing needs to be strategic not tactical. There is a huge amount of mental health awareness now, which is amazing. However, I am worried that the conversation with some businesses still centres around implementing off-the-shelf activities without detailed workforce and business needs discovery, risk analysis [...]

By |2017-06-16T14:09:07+00:00June 16th, 2017|Solutions|0 Comments

The professional approach to engaging employees in mental health conversation

Some hard facts In our experience anything up to two thirds of the people attending a talk on mental wellbeing will have intimate experience of mental ill health! Some people will ‘open up’, so you must be prepared, as they will be at their most vulnerable. Introducing ‘open’ mental health conversation into an organisation is [...]

By |2017-05-25T11:40:30+00:00May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The tri-brand mental wellbeing opportunity

We are on the road to ensuring mental wellbeing is discussed continuously in the board room, and investment in mental wellbeing programmes will naturally increase seismically when the C suite automatically prioritises employee wellbeing, due to its potential to the bottom line, as it does robust financial governance as part of standard business strategy. [...]

By |2017-05-17T07:12:46+00:00May 17th, 2017|Musings, Solutions|0 Comments

Drink your own champagne people!

This is an observation about my current mental health, and that of others, as I/we continue to focus on the mental health of UK Plc….. So I refer to my efforts to promote the exceptional benefits and outcomes mental difference can bring, and the support I give to employers to start, evolve and sustain their [...]

By |2017-05-12T20:18:46+00:00May 12th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

My mental difference is my ‘Super Power’

I can’t say where or who because it was a confidential internal session, but I was at an event this morning where one of the panellists described his type one bipolar as his ‘Super Power’. I chuckled and we had an extremely humorous discussion afterwards because I’ve been calling my OCD my ‘Spider-Sense’ since I [...]

By |2017-05-10T15:44:03+00:00May 10th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

Ding Dong The Stigma’s Dead! But hang on there’s a ‘HEALTH WARNING’!

Ding Dong The Stigma’s Dead…….. well a bit of wishful thinking I know, but we are making massive inroads into reducing the stigma associated with mental ill health and difference, and normalising the conversation publicly and within the workplace. That said, there’s still a long way to go, especially with how the mainstream media [...]

By |2017-05-07T12:40:10+00:00May 7th, 2017|Solutions|0 Comments

The sensitivity surrounding ‘opening up’ to mental health

The volume of conversation and focus surrounding mental health and wellbeing in the UK is heart-warming. It’s on everyone’s lips following the work and campaigning of a great number of amazing people, including; mental health champions, charities, the Royal Family, celebrities, politicians and business leaders. The predominant interest from businesses and HR at present [...]

By |2017-04-26T14:55:44+00:00April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Give your organisation EARS to leverage mental difference

I couldn’t be happier because mental difference is on everyone’s lips following even more positive coverage of Prince’s William and Harry over the weekend. I’ve always admired them but what they are doing now is absolutely amazing for those living with mental illness, and those supporting loved ones through challenges. When I opened up in [...]

By |2017-04-18T15:31:22+00:00April 18th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

I’m not having a great day!

I’ve noticed something I think most of us do? I chaired the amazing HRcoreLAB in Barcelona this week and went to Changeboard’s tremendous Future Talent Conference on Thursday, and witnessed something multiple times. People (including me) were starting presentations or networking interactions with the usual polite question of “how are you”, or “how are [...]

By |2017-03-31T19:25:11+00:00March 31st, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

How to ENABLE ‘Mental Difference’ to drive business productivity

I used my OCD this morning to solve a challenge! It was during my regular 10K run so unfortunately I posted a rubbish time because I was thinking about this business challenge throughout, but never mind, I think I solved what needed to be solved, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. [...]

By |2017-04-13T13:35:28+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Musings|0 Comments