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Alastair Campbell on workplace mental ill-health
Episode 1229th June 2021 • The Safety Conversation with SHP • Informa Markets
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Alastair Campbell is one of the UK’s foremost mental health campaigners, and an ambassador for several mental health charities, including Mind, the official charity partner of Workplace Wellbeing Show.

Alastair recently spoke openly to Safety & Health Expo and Workplace Wellbeing Show Event Manager, Charlotte Geoghagen about his struggles with depression. He provides some advice for employers and colleagues on how to support people suffering with mental ill-health, his thoughts on some of the common stigmas around mental health and why they exist and some words of advice on how he looks after his depression.

In the second part of the episode, we hand over to Heather Beach from the Healthy Work Company, for an interview with Vicki Simmonds, based on recent personal experience with burnout.

Two months into a new job, the pandemic hit, and Vicki’s life took a turn for the worst. Locked down alone, far from her support network of friends & family. Around the same time, shelost a close friend to COVID and two ex-colleagues who died by suicide. Vicki continued to work at full capacity, but it became too much.

If you’d like to hear more from Heather on the topic of Burnout, she talks about what makes us susceptible to burnout, in episode 2 of the Safety & Health Podcast.

Additional resources:   

Burnout, stress and being human

Work-related stress and the wellbeing of frontline workers

ISO 45003: World’s first international workplace mental health Standard published

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