To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, WorkBuzz will be joined by David Beeney – Founder of Breaking the Silence – an organisation dedicated to enabling employers to understand mental health, to take a look at how you, as an HR leader can reduce the stigma of mental health in the workplace.
You will learn:
- The myths around mental health in the workplace
- What HR can do to encourage a positive conversation around mental health
- How to embed mental health awareness within your company culture
David Beeney, Founder of Breaking the Silence
Bio: David Beeney enjoyed a successful career in newspapers and magazines for over 30 years, he was the MD of a regional daily newspaper and Commercial Director for Auto Trader.
However, since outing himself in 2016 about his secret battles with panic attacks he believes that he has now found true purpose and has committed to spend the rest of his life eradicating the stigma of mental health. His business Breaking the Silence has quickly established itself as one of the leading advisors in the UK on ‘mental health in the workplace’ and David has helped many of the leading brands in the UK to create kinder more compassionate cultures of trust.
He was recognised in 2018 and 2019 as one of the top 101 influencers globally on employee engagement. David is a qualified Mental Health Counsellor affiliated to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Practitioners) and a trustee for Mind.
Dawn Smedley, Enterprise Clients Lead, WorkBuzz
Bio: Dawn works with some of our largest clients here at WorkBuzz including the Priory Group and Aspris. Her mission is to help organisations improve the employee experience and brings a huge amount of energy and 10 years plus experience in global culture and insights to the conversation.
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