This is My Story - December 2018

If you’re passionate about creating workplaces that enhance mental health, join our movement and receive personal invitations to all our free events.

Moody’s hosted our annual #ThisIsMyStory event in December 2018, where senior leaders spoke from the heart about mental health.

Speakers included:

John Flint - Group Chief Executive, HSBC
Lisa Rodrigues CBE - former NHS Chief Executive and Author
Hope Virgo - Mental Health Campaigner and Author of ‘Stand Tall Little Girl’
Michelle Morgan - Founder of Livity and Pjoys
Amanda Lambert - People & Customer Director, Three, along with Danny Dixon, Business Manager to COO, Three

Overcoming the stigma of mental illness is the first step in creating a mentally healthy workplace, but recent evidence shows that there’s a long way to go, especially in the workplace.

A survey by Business in the Community in October 2018 revealed that "only 16% of UK employees felt able to disclose a mental health issue to their manager."

Minds@Work Co-Founder Geoff McDonald was the Global VP of HR for Unilever when he was diagnosed with anxiety-fueled depression in 2008.

“My ability to talk about my illness saved my life. Why? Because everybody I spoke to responded with an overwhelming sense of love. In dark moments, knowing that I was loved was the only thing that kept me going.”

‘This is My Story’ was an event designed to inspire leaders everywhere to go out and tell their story so that their own colleagues feel safe to raise their hand and ask for help when they are struggling.

This Is My StoryApril Doty