I started grappling with my mental health in 2017, but it had been a long time coming and I had been developing a wildly unhealthy relationship with work for….ever.
It was actually a friend at work who clocked what was going on.
Two breakdowns, three therapists, countless books, podcasts, pills and walks later, I had spent two years trying to manage my mental health alongside my Head of Communications job and was exhausted.
After 11 years in communications, I set up mad and sad club in 2019. My mission is to help people manage their mental health at work and not just survive, but thrive.
as seen in
A guest blog for CIPR Inside, digging into the CIPR State of the Profession report, showing increased levels of mental health issues in the comms industry.
A piece commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Building to help their members consider the mental health of their staff and what can be done about it.
I shared my story with phenomenal creative agency Alive with Ideas, exploring the link between creativity and mental health. In writing this piece I realised that as my mental health improved, I have discovered previously unknown sources of creativity.
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