Minds @Work 7th December 'This is my story' event
We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for 'This is my story', our very special annual event on Thursday 7th December, where professionals from all levels will share their personal associations with mental health in the workplace.
Geoff will kick off the evening talking about the barriers to addressing stigma around mental health in the workplace. In particular, he'll talk about the key things he has noticed over the past 12 months and how normalising mental health through sharing personal stories can create the greatest impact of all.
We are delighted to be joined by Alistair Campbell who will be interviewing some of our speakers on the night and interjecting as he sees fit!
Above all, we have a fantastic line up of courageous speakers:
We'll begin with Alastair interviewing two recovering addicts:
Nicky Walton-Flynn - Founder of Addiction Therapy London. Nicky is now an Addiction Psychologist and Trauma Psychotherapist. She retrained from her first career in the Media & Telecoms sector in 2007 where she was a functioning addict for 9 years.
Alan Doyle - Alan worked in the city for 20 years where he was often an 'addict in plain sight' because of the accepted behaviours in the workplace. He has been through rehabilitation, has been clean for 2 years and is now training to be a Psychotherapist
Both their stories carry many insights and are important given that inroads are being made into the normalising of other mental health conditions whilst ADDICTION seems to have been slightly overlooked. Yet more often than not, it is the bedfellow of other mental illness. In fact, MIND stats from 2014 state that 60% of people being treated for mental illness also have a substance dependency.
We will then have personal stories from:
Andrew Rodgers - Regional Head of Partnerships at HSBC will talk about his experiences of trauma, PTSD and depression after being caught up with his family in the Egyptian Revolution whilst on secondment and living in Cairo.
Tamzin Muir - started her law career at Herbert Smith Freehills back in 2005. She went on to work in media at ITV and BBC Worldwide. However, after 8 years of battling anxiety and depression, she was forced to re-evaluate her career and went back to study for a Masters in Neuroscience and Clinical Applications of Mindfulness. Having never told her story before, Tamzin feels it is right to do so in the organisation where it all started.
Nick Coleridge - a financial services headhunter, who earlier this year lost his Mum to suicide following a long battle with manic depression. Nick will talk about how this and his own self-doubt caused his own breakdown.
Mandy Stevens - in October 2016, Mandy who was Director of Nursing at a London Mental health Trust, suffered a severe episode of depression which resulted in a 3 months hospital stay. With Mandy's unique experience as a mental health nurse, senior leader and her own personal experience, she will provide us with great insight into what helped her recover.
To close the event we will be giving a short update on the future of Minds@Work.
Drinks and canapés reception: 6:30pm - 7.00pm
Prompt start: 7pm
Speakers: 7pm - 9.15pm
Closing drinks: 9.15pm - 9:45pm
Please REGISTER FOR A TICKET by 6th December.
Very much looking forward to seeing those who can make it! Thank you again for your continued support in this space.
Dates for your diary:
27th November 17 – Minds@Work are supporting Thrive in the City – Book tickets for events here (Geoff will be hosting ‘Barriers to addressing stigma in the workplace at UBS Wealth Management – book tickets here)
7th March 18 - London
6th June 18 - London
3rd October 18 - London
5th December 18 - London
All the best,
Stacy, Geoff, Georgie & Mills