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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

Are you ‘OPEN’ for Mental Difference Business?

Since opening up personally about my own mental difference I have campaigned tirelessly on two fronts: To celebrate the capabilities, skills and gifts mental difference gives to people and how business can leverage these. Changing the language and narrative away from ‘Project Doom’ to a more positive way of discussing the subject, to encourage more [...]

By |2017-03-12T20:53:25+00:00March 11th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

Can we please be more positive about mental difference!

I read with interest that the Institute for Public Policy Research suggests businesses in the UK are not doing enough to address the problem of people leaving work and moving onto sickness benefits, and that the biggest rise is from people claiming benefits because of a mental health condition. They recommend greater obligations on employers [...]

By |2017-03-11T13:33:16+00:00March 11th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

Should we drop hidden and what classifies as a disability?

It’s been six months since I ‘opened up’ about my mental health experience and every day since has been a school day in one way or another, as I continually learn from others and institutions and build the Mental Health in Business community. Walking home through the park on Monday I processed a recent discussion [...]

By |2017-03-11T13:29:36+00:00March 11th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

The New World of Work – The End of Employment Discrimination?

As I continually immerse myself deeper and deeper into raising the awareness of mental difference capability (www.mentalhealthinbusiness.com), whilst simultaneously strengthening my day job activities (www.bigideatalent.com) with my learning and experiences, it occurred to me that employment discrimination could be a thing of the past sooner rather than later. If you think about it laterally, and [...]

By |2017-03-11T13:18:50+00:00March 11th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments