Overcoming Mental, Physical and Personal Challenges

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Dan Maudsley

BBC Radio 5 Live journalist Dan Maudsley was only diagnosed with ADHD 6 years ago. His life was at crisis point before diagnosis but now he is able to control his condition with medication and management strategies. He uses his own experience to discuss how organisations can best support neurodiverse employees to ensure their unique skills can enrich the workforce.

Ruby Wax OBE

Comedian, Performer and Author RubyWax advocates that the way to stop living in such a climate of fear is to turn our attention to the possible and positive.
She has talked openly about her depression, championing mental health with honesty, humour and determination.
Join her as she discusses her latest book,
And Now for The Good News…To the Future with Love,
as she shares the green shoots of hope.

Michelle Partington

Former RAF officer Michelle Partington shares her experiences on the front line in Afghanistan and her subsequent PTSD.
She believes that mental illness may be life changing but doesn’t have to be life ending.
She is passionate about promoting positive mental health in the workplace, using her personal experience to raise awareness, remove stigma and improve resilience.

Sophie Sulehria

Journalist Sophie Sulehria shares her agonising experience of undergoing IVF in a desperate struggle to have a baby.
She believes that employers need to understand the human experience if they are to fully support their employees.
Sharing her experience and the constant barriers she faced will bring to life the emotional rollercoaster faced by an increasing number of people facing the real cost of IVF.

Richard Martin

Richard Martin used to be a high flying employment lawyer in the city until things changed!
He explores his own experience of anxiety, stress and mental breakdown, what caused his illness and his eventual road to recovery.
He profiles some of the initiatives he is now involved with to promote better understanding of mental health and how we can build better working cultures that are healthier, supportive and more productive.

Listen to their stories and learn how you can developlong-lasting strategies that will build a supportive andcompassionate culture for your employees that is freefrom stigma and promotes resilience and positive mentaland physical wellbeing.

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