Simon Blake, CEO of the social enterprise Mental Health First Aid England, joins me today to explore how they are leading with their mission to improve the mental health of the nation. Simon is also the deputy chair of the LGBT Charity, Stonewall, a member of the Sleep Charity Advisory Committee and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.
He was awarded an OBE in recognition of his services to the voluntary sector and young people. Outside of work, he describes himself as a reluctant runner, a massive dog lover and enthusiastic horse rider.
It was a fascinating conversation as we zoomed into the micro, day-to-day things that we can do to promote good mental health in the workplace. Simon also spoke about some of the cultural and systemic problems that are impacting the mental health of everybody, but especially those in minority groups.