Episode Episode 12
Season 2

Changing Attitudes To Mental Health At Work

“Everybody is encouraged to think about their physical health and in the same way I think we should all be encouraged to think about our mental health. And yeah, I would say it’s not just a self-indulgent way of going about things. I think it’s very important. “

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We turn to employee wellbeing and mental health which is high on the agenda of many organisations. Events at this summer’s Olympic games has again highlighted the importance of an individuals mental health in terms of performance following the brave decision of superstar American gymnast Simon Biles to retire from competition to concentrate on her own mental wellbeing.

The events of the past 18 months have also brought wellbeing and mental health into stark relief with home working becoming the default for millions. So what can employers and in particular HR professionals do to ensure a happy, mentally healthy and engaged workforce?

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Dr Paola Carr-Walker

Paola Carr-Walker is a chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and has spent two decades working across in-patient and community mental health services, including 10 years at Broadmoor Hospital and in the prison service. She also holds a postgraduate qualification in clinical neuropsychology and is the co-founder of HeadForwards a specialist consultancy business that combines leadership, culture, and people transformation expertise with scientific rigour.

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