A huge body of work has emerged since 2017, looking at workplace mental health. This was really sparked by an independent review of workplace mental health that was commissioned in 2017 by the then Prime Minister, Teresa May; and carried out by Paul Farmer and Lord Dennis Stevenson- resulting in the Thriving at Work Report....
Stress Awareness Month has been held every April since 1992 to raise awareness about what stress is, how it can affect us and what tools and support mechanisms are available to help those who need it. In today’s busy society, in one way or another, we are all likely to be experiencing stress. Whether it’s the...Continue reading
Now more than ever people need to feel safe and supported at work. We need to create the conditions within every organisation where every individual is supported and enabled to experience the best possible mental health and wellbeing- so they can thrive at work and at home. One of the problems is that when businesses...Continue reading
England is moving to ‘Plan B’ in response to the risks of the Omicron variant. What are the requirements of ‘Plan B’? You must wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport Get tested and self-isolate if required From 13 December you should work from home, if you can Get...Continue reading
I was very pleased to be mentioned in Insurance Times following my session with Huw Edwards at the BIBA Conference. You can read the article here: https://www.insurancetimes.co.uk/analysis/claire-russell-industrys-work-hard-play-hard-culture-can-create-mental-health-barriers/1437463.article I’ve worked in the insurance industry my whole adult life and, like most, have had fantastic career ups and downs in that time. It’s time for the industry...Continue reading
I am delighted to feature in the June edition of BIBA's The Broker magazine. Can vulnerability be a strength in business? I think so. You can read it here: https://view.publitas.com/biba/the-broker-magazine-june-2020/page/26-27
I'm delighted to announce that I'll be speaking at the BIBA conference in Scotland in October 2019!
Mental health matters in every aspect of life. Jessie-Lynn MacDonald and I talk about why mental health in the workplace is so important. When business leaders understand this everyone benefits. In this episode we chat about: The importance of acknowledging mental health in the workplace; Mental health affects us all, if you have a heartbeat,...Continue reading
Ok, so I am sat on a train heading back to the office, having been at a meeting alongside senior business leaders from some of the biggest and most well known organisations and businesses in this country. I just had a huge ‘A-ha!’ moment. Let me explain. The meeting today was a coming-together of UK...Continue reading
Do you know somebody who is suffering in silence? When it comes to Mental Health at work (and at home for that matter) we can all too often brush things under the carpet in the name of ‘putting on a brave face’ or ‘pulling our socks up’. The fear of what others might think or...Continue reading