When someone shows us that a way forward is possible, it becomes probable.
At times we can feel like we're the only person going through a problem, when in reality we are not. Often we don't need someone to make it better, we just want to know we aren't alone. A lot of workers believe that their mental health issues will hold them back from achieving what they want in their career. But as we know, that doesn't need to be the case. As a result, many people hide in fear, leading to a worsening of emotional health without the right treatment, and subsequently producing a lower performing workforce. A responsible workplace should make every effort to reduce stigma, encourage help-seeking and allow their staff to feel seen for who they are. As a full human. The best way to do that is by showcasing those who have succeeded at work, despite living with a mental health condition. We have helped many large organisations, and even some entire industries, tell stories of hardship and overcoming that has inspired a sense of trust and pride in their place of work. From the CEO to junior staff - telling tales of what it means to be human is an essential way to help your team feel comfortable and motivated in their place of work. It turns a value into action.