Every day has been a school day

Since I founded Breaking the Silence in October of last year, I have been on a mission to build a brand that is associated with mental health, employee wellbeing and corporate culture. This has involved me having literally hundreds of meetings spread all over the UK and driving over 40,000 miles. I use a phrase… »Read More

Employee wellbeing is NOT a fluffy subject

I was speaking at a Charity Finance Conference in Cambridge last week and was encouraged to hear in somebody’s presentation that over 80% of the top 350 FTSE companies are taking corporate culture very seriously in their workplace. However, equally not surprised that only 21% of those respective CEO’s referred to culture in their annual… »Read More

This is why I do what I do

I am very flattered to receive many emails following my mental health workshops but the one below I received last week demonstrates far better than I could ‘why I do what I do’. I have completely anonymised it to protect the identity of the person who sent it and also have their permission to share their… »Read More

Do you stay silent or risk stigma?

Time to Change do an amazing job at raising the awareness of mental health and I am proud to be one of their Time to Change Champions. Nearly 100,000 people have now pledged their support to Time to Change to help end the stigma. However, recently I found myself at odds with the advice being given… »Read More

It’s okay to not be okay

This is the first blog that I have written at over 30,000 feet and I’ve chosen to write it now to try and take my mind off the pain in my ears. I was in a lot of discomfort on the descent into Bulgaria a couple of days ago and my ears clearly have not… »Read More