Episode 1: Future of Work – Mental Health

Episode 1

Podcast: Mental health is often misunderstood, stigmatized and overlooked. Hedley May’s Karen Frizzell talks to Geoff McDonald, Co-founder of Minds@Work, renowned mental health campaigner and former Global VP of HR at Unilever. Let’s change the conversation.

We explore how companies can benefit from placing more of a focus on mental wellness. Geoff McDonald helps us to rethink mental health, dispelling some of the myths and stigmas. He touches on the importance of energy and shared accountability as well as the generational shift in mental health awareness. The podcast also explores some of the day-to-day practices we can all be involved in.

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