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Mental Health Awareness in Accounting – What Works
Episode 2310th July 2023 • Accounting Influencers Podcast • Rob Brown (Accounting Influencers Roundtable - AIR)
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Lucy Cohen discusses the unintentional journey of becoming an influencer in the accounting profession. She emphasizes the importance of substance and expertise when sharing insights. Lucy also highlights the impact of mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, on accountants. She encourages professionals to prioritize their mental health, seek support, and take preventive action against burnout. Lucy shares her own experiences and encourages open discussions about mental health to reduce stigma within the industry. Overall, the episode promotes self-awareness and well-being among accountants.

Lucy, the co-founder of Mazuma, is a passionate innovator and disruptor in the accounting industry. With over 20 years of experience, she leads Mazuma forward through innovation, marketing, and business development. Her inspiration for creating Mazuma came from her childhood experiences witnessing the challenges self-employed creatives face with tax and accounting. Lucy's expertise and contributions have been recognized through numerous accolades and awards, including being shortlisted for Director of the Year (Innovation) and Practice Pioneer. She is also involved in powerlifting, mentoring start-up businesses, and advocating for important causes such as improved pain relief in medical procedures. Lucy's commitment to the accounting profession and her outstanding contributions have earned her prestigious awards and acknowledgments, further solidifying her role as an industry leader.


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