Smashing the mental health stigma

A WorkWell podcast with Rob Stephenson

Why leaders need to make mental health a priority at work.

How can we create a workplace that supports mental well-being?

To smash the mental health stigma, we first need to understand it. It’s time to move beyond mental health awareness and increase mental health literacy in the workplace. When leaders and influencers are open and honest about their own mental health challenges, it creates a safe space for everyone to speak up and seek the help they need.

On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Rob Stephenson, a mental health influencer, speaker, and founder of InsideOut, a social enterprise focused on ending the stigma of mental health in the workplace.

We all have mental health, like we have physical health. It’s one of the most beautiful things about being a human being and the most complex things. If we accept that, and we accept that we sit on a continuum of mental health from struggling through to thriving and everything in between, we can then accept that we can influence it. And this brings a real power and empowers people to think about how to proactively manage their mental health, like we do our physical health.

- Rob Stephenson, founder of InsideOut

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On the WorkWell podcast series, we talk about all things well-being. Stay up-to-date with the latest health and wellness trends and discover tips and tricks along the way with host Jen Fisher, Deloitte chief well-being officer. Subscribe today and learn ways to enrich your own well-being, improve work-life balance, and create a culture of wellness at work. Each podcast is designed to help you better understand–and more importantly—embed well-being into your life and work! Visit the WorkWell library for the full collection of episodes and learn more about well-being at Deloitte.

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