Mind Your P's - Claire Russell, Founder of Mental Health in Business - Social Good Connect

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Mind Your P’s – Claire Russell, Founder of Mental Health in Business



Claire Russell is Founder, Speaker and Trainer at Mental Health in Business. Launching 4 years ago, MHIB has been delivering vital mental health training to businesses and employees in the UK. Their client list includes names like Under Armour, Ministry of Defence, Chartered Insurance Institute, and the O2. MHIB offers mental health first aid training for team leaders, resilience toolkits for: men, women and non-binary people and also offer 1-2-1 coaching to help upskill business leaders to cope with the increasing pressure on the mental health of workers around the UK.

Her career began in insurance, and starting off her own brokerage at age 20 and building a successful business before selling it on. Claire shares her dealings with her own mental health issues and how that led her to change careers and launch MHIB 4 years ago. In this episode, she highlights the importance of psychological safety at work, and what you need to integrate into your culture to achieve it.

She also shares hands-on advice for what to say when you don’t know what to say. In the hybrid world that we’re all now accustomed to, the ability to spot if a team member is struggling with their mental health is even harder in a remote setting. Claire describes some of the key things to look out for to spot if one of your team might be struggling, and how to start that conversation.

What you’ll learn

  • What to say to an employee who’s struggling – when you don’t know what to say
  • 3 tips for creating a culture of psychological safety
  • What poor mental health signals to look out for when your team is working remotely
  • How aspirational culture and lived culture are not always one and the same

Follow Claire’s journey

Web: mhib.co.uk

LinkedIn: Claire Russell, Mental Health in Business

Episode Transcript

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