Mental Health

Why I started Diverse Minds and my journey

I’m really excited to introduce the first episode of my podcast, and I thought I’d use the opportunity to talk about why I started my company, Diverse Minds.  I have to say, I never thought I’d be running my own business. It wasn’t something I wanted to do. Some people are born entrepreneurs and they know it from day one. As teenagers, they do young enterprise programs and know or have an idea of what they want to do. I…

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Three people sitting at a table to illustrate work-life balance

How to be a Mentally Healthy Leader

Mentally Healthy Leaders This year I launched my e-book The Mentally Healthy Leading Manager, which details how to manage yourself and your team in a mentally healthy way. The aim of the e-book is to: qualify what positive leading management is; highlight how to create a workplace environment to openly discuss mental health and mental-ill health and; help you look after your own wellbeing as a manager. I decided to create this resource in response to questions I have been asked…

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Coping strategies to help your wellbeing post injury

Three coping strategies to help your wellbeing post injury

World Wellbeing Week To mark the first World Wellbeing Week this week (June 24th -28th) Dr Hilary Jones offers advice to Diverse Minds readers on coping strategies to help after your wellbeing post injury. Wellbeing Week has been started by Wellbeing World in Jersey with the aim of promoting awareness of all aspects of wellbeing. This includes social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental. The impact of injury In my decades as a GP, I’ve met many patients who…

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An empty desk with a computer and a plant to show lonliness when experiencing an eating disorder

Eating Disorders at work: What you can do

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 It is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) this week from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May. A national week in the UK to raise awareness of mental health and mental ill- health to inspire action and promote the positive message of good mental health for all.  MHAW was established in 2001 and is run by the Mental Health Foundation. This year’s theme is all about body image. Gabriella and I wanted to take the time…

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Multi-colour psychedelic pattern to reflect the highs and lows of BiPolar Disorder

A lived experience journey of Bipolar Disorder

For World Bi-Polar Day, I am honoured that Chloe Cook an illustrator and teacher speaks of her lived experience and journey of Bipolar Disorder. I was fortunate to meet Chloe through a local business meet-up group. I am honoured to feature her story and thank her for sharing it with the Diverse Minds community. World Bipolar Day World Bipolar Day (WBD) is an initiative of the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder. It is celebrated each year on March 30th, the…

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