It (should be) okay to talk about mental health at work

Wednesday, 18 August 2021
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    • Jen Clay, Oakleaf Enterprise

>> Event Overview

Addressing mental health in the workplace means addressing the fact that, despite increased societal awareness, talking about your mental health is often still seen as off limits. However, tackling this stigma is essential in order to see the immense benefits of investing in workplace mental health. Stigma stifles understanding and makes people less likely to speak up or seek help, and more likely to be judged or discriminated against.

>> Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

- Explore the role of stigma in workplace wellbeing

- Help to demystify the ‘mental health conversation’

- Provide some practical suggestions on reducing mental health stigma in the workplace

>> More about our speaker

Jen Clay is the Fundraising and Partnership Manager at Oakleaf Enterprise, a mental health charity based in Guildford, Surrey. Jen has a background in mental health and fundraising, having worked at numerous organisations in the United States, South America and the UK over the past decade. She holds an MSc in Global Mental Health and has published research focused on reducing the stigma of mental illness. Jen is also a Support Worker at the Oakleaf-based Guildford Safe Haven, a service providing out of hours help and support to people who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.

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